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Southern Lesotho Explorer

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 3 people
Destination(s): Lesotho  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3200 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4000 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

From the town of Matatiele, 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.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Sani Lodge via Qachas Nek border post to Ha Thlaku village. Arrive late afternoon, possibility for a short hike. Overnight in village accommodation in this community tourism enterprise.

Day 2: Horse Ride to the edge of the escarpment (border with SA). This is a very long ride – 8 hours in the saddle and will appeal to the more experience rider. Other more gentle riding options exist, as well as hiking options, all led by local guides. In the late afternoon, we travel on to Moorosi Chalets where we stay the night.

Day 3: Full day exploring the area which includes the historical battlefield of Mount Moorosi and a series of great swimming pools in the Quthing river nearby. Overnight at Moorosi Chalets.

Day 4: Travel to Quthing to see the dinosaur footprints and the 19th century mission cave house at Masitise. Travel 50km off the main route to the community tourism enterprise in the remote village of Ha Liphapang. Afternoon horse-riding or hiking into remote valleys to superb Bushman painting sites.

Day 5: Return via Qachas Nek to Sani Lodge.

Note: Tour itineraries are flexible and can be tailor made to personal interests and requirements.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transport
- Guides
- Accommodation meals and all activities.

What to Bring:
- Warm clothing
- Rain gear
- Day pack
- Hat
- Sunscreen
- Toiletries
- Towel
- Sleeping bag not required
- Passports Essential!

About This Supplier
Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: May 2009

Russell is author of "A Backpacker’s Guide to Lesotho" and we have used our extensive knowledge of the Drakensberg and Lesotho to set up a variety of excellent tours aimed at the backpacker seeking a trip with content! Our day tours have run successfully for many years, and recent years have seen the...

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