4 Day Overland 4×4 Tour of Lesotho (14 – 17 June 2019)

Overland 4×4 tour of Lesotho

We are doing an amazing 4 day overland 4×4 tour of Lesotho from the 14th to the 17th June 2019. As it is a mountain kingdom and we are going in winter we are staying in nice cozy lodges. During the day we check out an amazing landscape where hardy shepherds tend their sheep. The evenings are spent sitting next to a warm fire talking about the day.

Rural village in Lesotho with South Africa Overland 4x4 Tours

Rural village in Lesotho with South Africa Overland 4×4 Tours

Lesotho isn’t just another country, it is another world!  It boasts the country with the highest lowest point and has the highest diamond mine. It is also completely surrounded by South Africa. Read here for more information on our overland 4×4 tours of Lesotho.

On this trip through Lesotho we leave Pietermaritzburg and drive up the famous Sani pass. We have to stop for a visit in the highest pub in Africa. Then it is further into Lesotho with a 4×4 drive over Black mountain. We get to 3250m above sea level so the views are amazing. Another hour of driving and we arrive at our overnight stop. Molumong lodge is a simple but lovely place to stay.

We have a nice lamb potjie for dinner and enjoy a cosy fire place.

Day 2 is a drive to the Orange river for lunch. Even though it is the 5th biggest river in Africa it is still just a teenager here. After lunch we drive on to Katse dam. The whole day is about a 5 hour drive and on the way we really see how really mountainous Lesotho is. It is like time stood still here. At Katse we stay at the lodge and do a tour of the dam wall.

Even non engineers find this interesting.

Nearby is a lovely Botanical garden worth a visit.

After checking out the beautiful Katse dam we drive onto the South east parts of Lesotho. On the way we head over Matabeng pass. This is a really remote part and stunningly beautiful. On the other side we arrive at Sehlabathebe National Park where we stay for the night. By day 4 it is time to leave this beautiful country. We arrive back in South Africa in time for lunch in the little town of Matatiele.

An overland 4×4 tour of Lesotho is an adventure not to be missed.

Please click here to contact us about this trip, you will be directed to this tour on our sister website, Southern Africa Overland 4×4 Tours.

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