Spec­tac­u­lar Le­sotho

See Sani Pass, Katse Dam, Malet­sun­yane Falls and Thaba Bo­siu on a six-day, guided self-drive tour with go! Drive & Camp Tours, in con­junc­tion with Bhe­jane 4x4 Ad­ven­tures.

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DAY 1

Our ad­ven­ture starts in the KwaZulu-Natal Mid­lands town of Himeville, where we meet at the Stone House Café. For the rest of the day we do the awe-inspiring drive up Sani Pass. Af­ter clear­ing cus­toms on the South African side, we have a pic­nic lunch and then make our way up the pass with more than enough time to en­joy the scenery and take pic­tures. Our ac­com­mo­da­tion for the night is the cosy Sani Moun­tain Lodge. It feels like you’re lit­er­ally on top of the world at this lodge, which is built on the edge of the Drak­ens­berg and af­fords breath­tak­ing views into KwaZulu-Natal.

DAY 2

Our route to Katse Dam takes us along the high­est roads in South­ern Africa. We cross the Senqu River, which be­comes the Or­ange River when it en­ters South Africa. The houses that we stay in at Katse over­look the dam. We re­lax tonight with din­ner in the restau­rant.

DAY 3

Af­ter a big break­fast, we do a guided tour of the Katse Dam wall and learn more about the Le­sotho High­lands Wa­ter Project. We spend the rest of the day driv­ing a cir­cle route around the dam, with a pic­nic lunch on the way, and re­turn to our ac­com­mo­da­tion in the late af­ter­noon.

DAY 4

To­day we tra­verse moun­tain passes such as the God Help Me and Blue Moun­tain passes. We get a glimpse of the Mo­hale Dam, which is also part of the High­lands Wa­ter Project. In the late af­ter­noon we ar­rive in the small town of Ram­a­banta, where we stay over at the Trad­ing Post Lodge for the next two nights and get spoilt with home­made food.

DAY 5

We take it easy to­day. We’ll visit Malet­sun­yane Falls at Se­monkong, where the wa­ter drops 192 m down a cliff, have a pic­nic lunch, and re­turn to the lodge to re­lax for the af­ter­noon. There are some lovely walks in the area and you can go horse rid­ing.

DAY 6

Af­ter our last big break­fast to­gether, we make our way to­wards Maseru. We drive around Thaba Bo­siu be­fore we say our good­byes at the vis­i­tor cen­tre near Maseru Bridge Border Post, and then ev­ery­one goes their own way.

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