Mountainous Lesotho is tucked into the Drakensberg and completely surrounded by South Africa. Whether you are interested in a cultural tour, planning a relaxing getaway in the mountains or in the mood for outdoor adventure, Lesotho is a unique add-on to any South African tour.
The remote, tortuous, rugged, and spectacularly beautiful Sani Pass connecting the Drakensberg with Lesotho is the highest in the country, climbing from 1,200m to 2,874m as it crests the dragon’s back. It follows the upper valley of the Mkomazana River; much of the road runs through protected wilderness areas and a four-wheel drive vehicle is mandatory.
May it be the vast mountains vistas, spectacular views of green hills dotted with traditional Basotho mud huts, unique handicrafts, challenging biking routes or slow-paced life in the mountains – travellers are often intrigued by the exquisite nature and fascinating culture Lesotho has to offer.
With the country being made up almost entirely of rugged mountains, it is a bucket list destination for lovers of the outdoors. Hiking, pony trekking, tough mountain biking and fishing are but some of the activities that attract outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world.
A spectacular Sani Pass 4×4 adventure into Lesotho is worthwhile, so is a visit to a Basuto village and the thrill of enjoying a drink at the highest pub in Africa!
Combine your Lesotho Tour with a visit to the Drakensberg, Golden Gate National Park or Kwa-Zulu Natal’s game reserves.