SOUTHERN LESOTHO EXPLORER


Join us on this voyage of exploration as we visit a totally untouched part of Lesotho, staying in community run tourism ventures in remote villages and hiking and/or horse riding to beautiful, seldom visited areas, deep in the spectacular mountains between the mighty Senqu river valley and the southern border of Lesotho!

The route from Sani Lodge travels through the rich farming lands of East Griqualand in South Africa to the town of Matatiele. From there, we travel north, climbing the Qachas Nek Pass and crossing into Lesotho. We then travel west, across the southern part of Lesotho, initially following the tremendous valley of the Senqu (Orange) river as it drains the highlands of Lesotho. To the south of this main road lies a very remote mountainous area between the Senqu river and the southern border with South Africa. It is this fascinating, seldom visited part of the country that we concentrate on in these tours.


4 DAY TOUR

DAY 1
Sani Lodge via Matatiele to the crossing into Lesotho at Qachas Nek border post. Travel the beautiful road across the south of the country. The road follows the picturesque Senqu (Orange) river valley, then climbs high into the mountains before dropping down to our overnight stop at Mount Moorosi. Overnight at Moorosi Chalets.

DAY2
Spend the morning exploring the area which includes the historical battlefield of Mount Moorosi and the attractions near Quthing, the dinosaur footprints and the Masitise Cave House. Travel in the late afternoon 50km off the beaten track to our base for the next two nights, the remote community tourism venture at the village of Ha Liphapang.

DAY 3
Spend a full day in this beautiful remote region, with options to explore the villages, hike or horse ride and visit Bushman Painting sites. Experience something really special.

DAY 4
Return via  the beautiful and little used pass through the mountains at Ongeluksnek. The route follows the Quthing river valley and climbs deep into the mountains, past villages where vehicles are seldom seen. The last section to the border passes the unique alpine lake, Letseng-la-Letsie. The road from Ongeluksnek returns to Sani Lodge via Matatiele.

Prices are all inclusive of transport, guides, accommodation meals and all activities.

REQUIRED: VALID PASSPORT (Please click here for Lesotho visa requirements and South African Entry/Exit regulations)

YOU BRING warm clothing, raingear, day pack, hat, sunscreen, toiletries, towel. You do not require a sleeping bag. PASSPORTS ESSENTIAL. (Please click here for Lesotho visa requirements)


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Sani Lodge | Phone +27 (0)33 7020330 | Cell +27 (0)839873071 | Fax +27 (0)86 5147915
E Mail info@sanilodge.co.za

SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS DOES NOT HAVE A 24 HOUR RECEPTION. RECEPTION OPENING HOURS ARE 7AM TO 9PM. GUESTS PLANNING TO ARRIVE LATER THAN 9PM, WILL NEED TO MAKE SPECIAL PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS.