3 Day Lesotho Highlands Adventure

One of the Lesotho tours Mountain range views

3 Day Lesotho Highlanders – R3 380.00

Group size Min 6 – Max 12:

Tour Overview:

Our Lesotho tours from Johannesburg takes you off the beaten track, offering a soothing, uniquely African experience focusing on the natural beauty, rugged terrain, and a fun filled evening around a bright warm fire. Malealea is a popular trading post visited by thousands of like minded travellers each year, offering cool adventures for all in this vibrant spot in Lesotho. If you are keen to try a pony trek, this is a great place for horse riders to enjoy some long rides. Quad biking and many other great things are available to do for  a super weekend away. the Lesotho Highlanders tour is a great weekend escape  from the bustle of South Africa’s city life.

 

Lesotho Tours Options.

Daily Itinerary.

Day 1: Johannesburg – Lesotho / Malealea (Distance Traveled +/- 500km).
Beating the morning traffic, we leave the city of gold (Johannesburg) behind us driving south-east crossing into the Orange Free State province. The Free State is a rural farming province of wide horizons and beautiful blue skies, with farmlands, mountains, goldfields and widely dispersed towns. Cutting through to Ladybrand, we cross the border into Maseru. Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa. Climbing spectacular scenic mountain roads, we head for Malealea, a fun place to be situated in the remote part of Western Lesotho that is absolutely breathtaking in its natural beauty. Offering us time to truly experience traditional Basotho life. Arriving during the early afternoon, we visit an authentic local Basotho village where we explore and browse the traditional handmade crafts and beaded jewelry, while deciding on some fantastic optional activities offered for the next day.  The evening is spent watching various Basotho children’s choirs and local Basotho music bands, while enjoying cool sundowners from the lively bar where you get to meet good people from all over the world.

Includes: Malealea trading post, Basotho village walk.
Optional extras: N/A.
Accommodation: Malealea Lodge (Twin share Basotho huts with shared facilities).
Meals included: Dinner.
Meals not included: Lunch. (We stop en-route at suitable shops for your lunches and snacks purchases).

Day 2: Malealea (Distance Traveled 0km).
Taking in the clear crisp morning air, after our breakfast, we saddle up on an enjoyable guided pony trek following narrow trails and paths weaving through the rural mountainous terrain. Beginner riders can ask for a Basotho Child (at your own expense) to accompany you and lead your pony adding value to the local community. The rest of the day is free for us to choose selected hiking trails across marvelous terrains, visiting nearby waterfalls or bushman painting sights around the great Maluti Mountains. For people who are genuinely interested in finding out about Traditional healers, you can book an appointment with the village Ngaka ya Setso (Sangoma) who will throw bones and discuss your future well-being. Another option is to enjoy a leisurely day interacting with locals, visiting schools and markets or just taking time out chilling on the sun deck and pool. The evening brings the smell of wood fires burning and as dinner is prepared we enjoy our last night relaxing under the stars.

Includes: Malealea trading post, 2 hour pony trek.
Optional extras: Village tours, pony treks, walking trails, Ngaka ya Setso (Sangoma).
Accommodation: Malealea Lodge (Twin share Basotho huts with shared facilities).
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Meals not included: Lunch (Malealea has suitable shops, or lunch packs for your lunch and snack purchases).

Day 3: Lesotho / Malealea – Johannesburg (Distance Traveled +/- 500km).
Waking for breakfast, to the sounds of cattle lowing and chicken clucks echoing through the rural trading post, our last morning swallows us into the pure splendor of Basotho land.  We follow the windy roads to the capital city, Maseru and then cross the border back into South Africa. Our journey ends in the heart of Johannesburg late afternoon.

Includes: Malealea trading post.
Optional extras: Morning Hike.
Accommodation: Not Included.
Meals included: Breakfast.
Meals not included: Lunch (We stop en-route at suitable shops for your lunches and snacks purchases).

A client on a Lesotho Tours watching the horizon

Tour Information.

  • 3 Days & 2 Nights.
  • Johannesburg – Lesotho – Johannesburg.
  • End of each month from: Friday to Sunday.
  • Group size; Min 6 – Max 12

TOUR STYLE:

Budget Lodging (Basotho Rondavels).

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Tour highlights, transport, accommodation, meals as indicated and the services of an ENGLISH speaking driver / tour leader.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Visas, visa fees, travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passports and items of a personal nature.

ADVENTURE BOOST:
These are activities that are available on the tour but are optional to you, to streamline the adventure to suit your individual taste and pocket.

ACCOMMODATION:

Choose between our specially selected camping grounds with shared facilities or if your taste is a home from home en-suite facility, with a pool, restaurant and bar, whatever your style, whatever your adventure, we’ve got it covered!

TRANSPORT:

Minibus: With a minimum of 2 passengers to a maximum of 18.

BOOKING INFORMATION:

On confirmation of your booking you will receive a pre-departure pack with all relevant information. After receipt of full payment, travel vouchers and all pertaining information will promptly be delivered to you! If you could please contact your local travel agent for flights arrangements to and from your tour start and finish destination.

Departures: We depart on the last Friday of each month as seen below:

Accommodated Tour – Lesotho.

  • 2 – Crew.
  • 12 – Passengers Max.
  • Mini bus / coach.
  • Starts – Johannesburg.
  • Ends – Johannesburg.
  • 3 days – 2 Nights.
  • Budget accommodated – 2 Nights.
  • Budget style accommodation.
  • 2 Breakfast –  2 Dinners.
PRICE per person  R3 380 pp.
Single Supplement R500 book your own Room.Tour Price includes your tour, accommodation, included highlights and meals as indicated.Single Supplement will secure your own tent and must be paid when booking your tour. Group size; Min 6 – Max 12

 

2016 Departure Dates.

Useful Information.

This tour departs every month on a Friday
Leaving Johannesburg at 05h00

Start Date: End Date:
27-May-16 29-May-16
24-Jun-16 26-Jun-16
29-Jul-16 31-Jul-16
26-Aug-16 28-Aug-16
23-Sep-16 25-Sep-16
28-Oct-16 30-Oct-16
25-Nov-16 27-Nov-16
30-Dec-16 01-Jan-17
27-Jan-17 29-Jan-17
24-Feb-17 26-Feb-17
24-Mar-17 26-Mar-17
28-Apr-17 30-Apr-17
23-Jun-17 25-Jun-17
28-Jul-17 30-Jul-17
Food & Meals.
The crew will buy fresh meat, vegetables and fruit each day, ensuring that all needs are catered for. The local produce is cost effective and a healthier option too. We all help with the cooking and cleaning on tour – working as a team creates harmony and lasting friendships long after the tour is over. We do enjoy local specialties occasionally at the local restaurants, which is for your pocket. Lunch is usually not included as there are many local shops with various lunch options for you to try out.Group size; Min 6 – Max 12adad1





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Lesotho is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. It is completely surrounded by South Africa, and is just over 30000 square kilometres in size with a population of roughly two million. The largest city and the capital is Maseru. Because of its altitude, it remains cool throughout the year. Lesotho is known for its beautiful mountains, local villages and its wildlife.

Lesotho’s population is roughly 2,067,000. 75% of the population live in rural areas, however, it is estimated that annual increase of urban population is 3.5%. Population density is lower in the highlands than in the western lowlands. Most of the population stay in small villages, and build huts made out of mud which you can only access either my horseback or by foot.

Lesotho is definitely a destination for you if you enjoy seeing truly beautiful sights with endless mountain ranges. In many parts of Lesotho there is no technological interference, meaning that it takes you out of your comfort zone and back into the real world.[1]

“Explore this beautiful mountainous country with one day or overnight pony treks, hiking, mountain biking and a number of other activities. Lesotho has got something to offer everyone. Come explore Lesotho and enjoy the culture of Basotho people.

Malealea is a gateway to Lesotho or a perfect ending for your Lesotho Trip from Sani Pass. East West South or North.”

References

  1. Lesotho. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved December 17, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho
  2. Malealea. Retrieved December 17, 2015, from http://malealea.com

 

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