Sani Pass To Thabana Ntlenyana Hike

Winter tour of Lesotho

We are doing an amazing 4 day overland 4×4 Winter tour of Lesotho in July. 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. Join us in your 4×4 or ours!

Lesotho isn’t just another country, it is another world!

This time we are going in winter for a very different country we saw in the summer. Now the land is icy and cold as we sit next to a warm fireplace. Read a bit more about Lesotho on our destinations page.

Winter tour of Lesotho

Exploring Lesotho in Winter can be a lot of fun

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.

winter tour of Lesotho

The beautiful Lesotho spiral aloe which is the National flower of this beautiful country

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 have lunch on the banks of the Orange river and then through Thaba Tseka and to arrive at our lodge for the night. Molimo Nthuse is a lovely spot surrounded by mountains.  I love cooking and we enjoy a good South African braai while enjoying the peaceful mountain views.

After breakfast in the lodge we head off towards Semongkong. This lodge has lots to offer. From the highest commercial abseil in the world to a donkey pub crawl to a visit with a lovely lady who talks about the interesting Basotho culture. Well worth a visit.

Maletsunyane  falls are spectacular..

Tour of Lesotho

The beautiful Maletsunyane falls in Lesotho are worth a visit

We must visit the highest waterfall in Lesotho and if you are adventurous you can even abseil down it. The last day which is day 4 we drive towards Qachas nek border on our way out of Lesotho. Lunch is at Matatiele and then a scenic drive on the Swartburg road to Underburg. The trip ends around 4pm at Pietermaritzburg.

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An overland 4×4 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
Sani Pass To Thabana Ntlenyana Hike

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 :-)

Overland 4x4 tour of Lesotho
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+27 72-947 1174
ian@drakensberghiker.co.za