The Journey Drakensberg: Sani Pass and Beyond

In this latest episode of The Journey, in partnership with Nissan South Africa, we venture into the heart of the Drakensberg to discover the natural beauty of South Africa's highest mountain range and to conquer the famous Sani Pass to reach the highest pub in Africa. Watch the video!

The Drakensberg, also known as the 'Mountains of Dragons' or uKhalamba, ‘the barrier of spears’ in Zulu, is one of South Africa’s natural wonders spanning over 1 000 km in length with its highest peak, Thabana Ntlenyana, reaching a height of 3 482 metres in Lesotho making it the highest point in Southern Africa.

The Drakensberg is all about adventure and the outdoors and in this episode, the tough and rugged Nissan Navara, with its reputable 4x4 ability, took us on an incredible journey to the highest waterfall in Africa, Tugela Falls, Giants Castle and finally up the famous Sani Pass to the highest pub in Africa in Lesotho. 

The Journey team included our very own Journeyman, Gero Lilleike, who was accompanied by special guests Josh Kempen (popular South African singer and songwriter), Lauren Melnick (travel blogger), Richard Haubrich (Instagram_SA) and Andries Groenewald, a proud owner of a 1996 Nissan Sani.

Special thanks to: 

Nissan South Africa

Josh Kempen and Warner Music South Africa - Visit Josh Kempen's YouTube Channel or stream his music on Spotify

Ian Shooter: Drakensberg Hiker

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge 

Tierhoek Trout & Nature Estate 

Sani Mountain Lodge


Gero Lilleike

Director and Edit
Troy Davies 

Camera & Drone 
Troy Davies 
Luke Patterson

Social Media: Who to follow - The Journey #TheJourneyAfrica

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Nissan South Africa

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Josh Kempen

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Twitter: @joshkempenmusic

Lauren Melnick

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Richard Haubrich

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Gero Lilleike

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Twitter: @GeroLilleike

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