Four Day Thabana Ntlenyana Guided Hike
Departure from Sani Lodge (9.00 am)
We meet in near reception ten minutes prior to departure for a quick briefing and introduction to your guide.
Travel up Sani Pass and into Lesotho
ravel up the only road through the Drakensberg cliffs in a 4×4 whilst hearing tales of the pioneering of the rout. You will also learn about the natural history of the Drakensberg and see the beautiful wildflowers, wildlife and birds which inhabit the slopes.
Drive over Black Mountain Pass at 3240m
Ascend Black Mountain (3240m), second highest road pass in Lesotho with stunning views. We will meet the shepherds who spend the summer months in the highlands tending flocks of sheep and goats and get a sense of the life they lead. We take a short walk to view Thabana Ntlenyana, the highest point in southern Africa at 3482m.
A picnic lunch surrounded by the towering mountains
Enjoy your picnic lunch truly majestic scenery.
Arrive at base camp. Get shown around, settle in.
Once you are settled in there are a variety of activities, which may happen in a different order on trips, but will include:
Full days hike
After breakfast you will meet your local hiking guide. Once he has assisted in the loading of the pack donkey(s) we begin a full day’s hike. This will initially take you through the nearby villages through fields and orchards and up towards the summit!
Overnight in your tent next to a motebo.
A motebo is a traditional shepherds lodging built from stone and thatching grass. Meals provided by the hiking guide.
A full day’s hike taking you to the summit of Thabana Ntlenyana and back down again to a different motebo for the night.
Overnight in your tent next to a different motebo.
Once again, meals provided by the hiking guide.
After breakfast, a half days hike back to base camp.
Final lunch before heading back.
We will then return via a stop at Sani Mountain Lodge for a drink in the highest pub in Africa. We aim to have you back at Sani Lodge Backpackers between 5 and 5:30 pm.
TWO, THREE AND FOUR DAY TRIP OPTIONS
Enjoy soaring mountain scenery, picturesque and remote villages and friendly Basotho people! Open a window into a rich traditional lifestyle.
Three Day Tour
Combination Village Experience & Pony Trek Tour
Combine the 2 day Pony Trek with the 2 day Eastern Lesotho Village Experience. A popular choice giving you the best of various tours!