lesotho spiral aloe flower

Spring tour of Lesotho.

We are doing an amazing overland 4×4 Spring tour of Lesotho from the 11th to the 14th Nov. This time of year everything is coming alive after the cold winter. A great time to visit the mountain kingdom with lots of activity.

sani pass wild lesotho

Sani pass is a well known 4×4 track from South Africa into Lesotho

Lesotho is a wild and mountainous country to visit.

Spring time is very different from the country we saw in the winter. Now the land is becoming nice and green with all the summer birds arriving and flowers everywhere. Read a bit more about Lesotho on our destinations page.

On this trip through Lesotho we stay in cosy mountain lodges every night.

We will leave Pietermaritzburg and drive up the famous Sani pass. We have to stop for a visit in the highest pub in Africa for lunch and a drink. 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.

Click here to see my YouTube video of Lesotho.

Next up is a visit to the highest dam in Africa.

Day 2 is a stunning drive over and around endless mountains. 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. We drive past the highest diamond mine in the world but unfortunately we are not allowed a visit. Anyway a little further on we turn left onto the Kao mine road. Here the mountain scenery is spectacular. I really enjoy this day. Eventually we arrive at our lodge for the night on the banks of the Katse dam. I love cooking and we enjoy a good South African braai.

Spring tour of Lesotho

Golden Gate National park is a great place to camp and do some walking around the sandstone cliffs.

while overlooking this impressive dam.

After some pancakes and bacon we leave for a really quite stunning drive through Lesotho. Another highest is the Bokong nature reserve. The highest in Africa. Eventually we leave the highlands behind and see how

populated this little mountainous country can be. Lunch is in Clarens in South Africa.

Golden Gate is spectacular..

We camp at Golden gate and in the morning you will see why it is called Golden gate. There are some lovely walks to be done here to get the appetite going before breakfast.  Then it is time to pack up and head home. Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg are both about a 4 hour drive away.

Check here to see our vehicles.

A spring tour of Lesotho is an adventure not to be missed.

Drakensberg Hiker Tour Package Options

We have differentiated between different options for porters for your overland tour of Southern Africa using ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ as the options to choose from, so remember to select the correct option on your enquiry or tour form when you contact us.

Our Gold and Silver Packages include us doing the organisation, itinerary and bookings as well as meal catering. 

With our Bronze Packages we will arrange your bookings and do the general organisation and itinerary, but all other arrangements (including meal catering) will be done by you. 

Gold

Fully Arranged Trip
Overland 4x4 tour of Lesotho We drive you in our vehicles, and supply our tents, stretchers, and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.)

We also put up tents, take them down for you! You just need to arrive with your clothes, sleeping bag, personal items and snacks for the trip.

Silver

Self Drive Trip with Supplied Tents and Services
Overland 4x4 tour of Lesotho You will join us in your own 4×4 vehicle. We will supply our tents, stretchers and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.) We also put up tents, take them down for you.

You will just need to bring your 4×4, clothes, sleeping bag, personal items and snacks for the trip.

Bronze

Self Drive Trip with no additional items supplied

4 day tour of Lesotho

You need a 4×4 vehicle to explore the wild parts of Lesotho. Join me in yours or mine.

You will join us in your own 4×4 vehicle, bringing your own tents, stretchers and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.)

You will also put up your own tents, take them down. You will bring everything you need for the trip with you including catering for and making your own meals.

 

Coffee at Sani Top on the way to Thabana Ntlenyana

Use the form below to contact us about this trip.

Overland 4x4 tour of Lesotho
wild lesotho in the rain

Drakensberg Hiker Tour Package Options

We have differentiated between different options for porters for your overland tour of Southern Africa using ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ as the options to choose from, so remember to select the correct option on your enquiry or tour form when you contact us.

Our Gold and Silver Packages include us doing the organisation, itinerary and bookings as well as meal catering. 

With our Bronze Packages we will arrange your bookings and do the general organisation and itinerary, but all other arrangements (including meal catering) will be done by you. 

Gold

Fully Arranged Trip
Overland 4x4 tour of Lesotho We drive you in our vehicles, and supply our tents, stretchers, and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.)

We also put up tents, take them down for you! You just need to arrive with your clothes, sleeping bag, personal items and snacks for the trip.

Silver

Self Drive Trip with Supplied Tents and Services
Overland 4x4 tour of Lesotho You will join us in your own 4×4 vehicle. We will supply our tents, stretchers and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.) We also put up tents, take them down for you.

You will just need to bring your 4×4, clothes, sleeping bag, personal items and snacks for the trip.

Bronze

Self Drive Trip with no additional items supplied

4 day tour of Lesotho

You need a 4×4 vehicle to explore the wild parts of Lesotho. Join me in yours or mine.

You will join us in your own 4×4 vehicle, bringing your own tents, stretchers and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.)

You will also put up your own tents, take them down. You will bring everything you need for the trip with you including catering for and making your own meals.

 

Coffee at Sani Top on the way to Thabana Ntlenyana

Souvenir’s of your Drakensberg Hike with us!

On all of our hikes you have the option to add a Souvenir Bundle to remember your hike by (in addition to the memories that will keep you going for years to come). All these items are available on our shop, but it is so much easier to get them when you do your hike, and benefit from the discounted pricing and not having to wait for us to ship it to you later!

We have different Souvenir Bundles to choose from and they include the following:

Basecamp

‘Basecamp’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R550.00):

 
  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • an orange 750ml DrakensbergHiker Water Bottle;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie, Sun Hat or Gaiters.

Ascent

‘Ascent’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R955.00):

  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • an orange 750ml DrakensbergHiker Water Bottle;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie, Sun Hat or Gaiters;
  • a thin DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

Summit

‘Summit’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1400):

 
  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • an orange 750ml DrakensbergHiker Water Bottle;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie, Sun Hat or Gaiters;
  • a thick DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

On all our hike inquiry forms you can select the Souvenir Bundle of your choice, you will also have the option to select the size/s of the T-Shirts and Fleeces in your chosen bundle :-)

lesotho spiral aloe flower
+27 33-396 3906
+27 72-947 1174
ian@drakensberghiker.co.za