Tour - 1                                                                                       Lesotho Overland Tour via Sani Pass: 1 night / 2 days 
                                                                                                                      4x4 Adventure Excursion!

Day 1: All meals-own cost! 

Departure at 08H30 from Underberg/Himeville and travel via the Sani Pass Stop at the Good Hope Trading Store, originated in 1917 by John White-Smith. 
Ascending the legendary Sani Pass with its hairpin bends offering unparalleled vistas of the Sani Valley and Drakensberg Escarpment situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of our World Heritage Sites. Proteas along the road, proceed to view of 12 Apostles. These geological structures are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Our Guide is taking care of the border formalities. At the summit at 2.874m, we stop for lunch at the Sani Top Chalet=Sani Mountain Lodge, the New Highest Pub in Africa (2874m). Thereafter we proceed to the ascending the Black Mountain Pass up to 3.280m, following the Senqu River. Nearby the highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana Ntlenyana with 3.482m, meaning “the little mountain which is a little nice”. Along the route Basotho shepherds, interacting with Helena at a rural Basotho village, explanations will be given and questions answered. How Basotho people used in the past and explanations, Proceed to Mokholong Town. 
Overnight: Motel.

Day 2: All meals-own cost! 

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to via ST. James Mission viewing of the mission, then we will double back the route from day one, refreshment stop or lunch stop at Sani Mountain Lodge(Highest Pub in Africa-2874m). Our guide will take care of border formalities, descend the Sani Pass, back into South Africa.
Arrival in Underberg /Himeville at 12h00 or 16H00? 
Depart onto the next destination. 

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General Information- Every guest on tour is entering a rural and unspoiled African terrain. Therefore it is necessary to travel with a flexible and tolerant mind. • Accommodations, bathroom facilities, and meals are at most places very basic, simple and rustic. • Most lunch stops base on packed lunches or picnic meals. • There are no toilet facilities on route or very seldom. • We reserve the right to alter any routes or itineraries should circumstances, like weather, road conditions, unforeseen obstacles, etc. so demand. Some accommodations use generators for the • Please bring soft bags only, no big suitcases 



Tour-2                                                                                           Lesotho 4x4 Overland Tours - 1 Night / 2 Days

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Maseru is the capital and largest city of Lesotho. It is also the capital of the Maseru District. Located on the Caledon River, Maseru lies directly on the Lesotho-South Africa border. Maseru is Lesotho's capital city with a population of approximately 400,000. The city was established as a police camp and assigned as the capital after the country became a British protectorate in 1869. When the country achieved independence in 1966, Maseru retained its status as the capital. The name of the city is a Sesotho word meaning "Red Sandstone". By 1824, King Moshoeshoe had established himself as king. 

Day 1: All meals-own cost!
Depart from Durban and travel to Underberg, travelling through the small town of Kwa Zulu Natal. Enjoy travelling through picturesque farmlands of East Griqualand with traditional decorated huts along the route. A scenic drive through bushy landscape, small forests and farmland dotted with picturesque villages. Passing through the Eastern Cape, bordering on Kwa Zulu Natal before entering Lesotho via South Africa border post. Camptown, and only town in the district. In the south, borders on the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, and it has a short border with KwaZulu-Natal Province in the Far East. Entering Lesotho and travelling through rural Lesotho villages, before turning right and crossing over the Orange/Senqu River. The Orange River, South Africa's major river, rises in the Drakensberg in Lesotho, where it is known as the Senqu. From where the river leaves Lesotho, it flows westward for some 2200km to where it finally flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay. Dams The Gariep Dam, near Colesburg, is the main storage structure within the Orange River. From here the water is supplied in two directions, namely westward along the Orange River (via hydro-electric power generators) to the Vanderkloof Dam, and southward through the Orange-Fish Tunnel to the Eastern Cape. The total Orange-Senqu River basin extends over four countries, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa, and covers an area of 1 000 000 km². 64.2% (642 000 km²) of the basin falls within South Africa, 24.5% (245 000 km²) in Namibia, 7.9% (79 000 km²) in Botswana and 3.4% (34 000 km²) in Lesotho. The basin incorporates the central part of South Africa, which represents nearly half of the surface area of the RSA, the whole of Lesotho (where the main river is known as the Senqu), reaches to the southern part of Botswana, and drains most of the southern half of Namibia. Alluvial Diamonds In 1867, the first diamond discovered in South Africa, the Eureka Diamond, was found near Hopetown on the Orange River/Senqu River. Two years later, a much larger diamond known as the Star of South Africa was found in the same area, causing a diamond rush. This was soon eclipsed by the diamond rush to mine diamonds directly from kimberlite at Kimberley in 1871, although alluvial diamonds continued to be found in the Orange. (10.73 carats). Today, several commercial diamond mines operate on the last stretch of the river, as well as the beaches around its mouth. Diamond mines also operate on the middle stretch of the river. At 2.080m stop at “Christ the King” viewpoint with a beautiful view into the valley below and mountains around. Cross over the Orange River(Senqu River) river. An exciting journey high over the summit of the Thaba Putswa Range via Makheka’s Pass and across the basalt moorland roof of Southern Africa too, “the Place of Smoke”. Lunch at  Lodge, after lunch viewing of the spectacular Maletsunyane Waterfall. Maletsunyane Falls is a single cataract on a tributary of the Orange River in Lesotho, 75 miles (121 km). 
Overnight: at  Lodge.

Day 2: All meals-own cost! 
Depart after breakfast and travel towards the Capital Maseru and the airport. To view the waterfall by pony trek/horseback or hiking? Have a light lunch and depart for the airport. View stop at 2.260m before we reach the summit of the mountain Pass with 2.860m. Panoramic views to the valley with farmlands. The grassland around is dotted with the yellow flowers of Euryops, the white Arum Lilies, the bright red and yellow colours of the Red-Hot Pokers and plenty of other wildflowers. Travelling through the small picturesque towns, before reaching the  Moshoehoe 1-Maseru airport.
 
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                                                                           If the number of people increases or decreases the costing will change! 



Tour-3                                                                                 Lesotho 4x4 Overland Tours- 2 Nights / 3 Days                                                 

Day 1: All meals-own cost!
Pick up clients at Maseru airport and do an orientation tour of Maseru and The Hat (Craft Centre). If timing permits we will stop at the Maseru Post office, collect stamps of Lesotho and visit the weaver's craft center to see how they make tapestries and buy curios. (own cost).
Overnight at Avani Lesotho Sun and Casino Hotel.

Day 2: All meals-own cost!
Depart from Hotel, after breakfast and then proceed to Thaba Bosiu. This is the burial site of the king's graves. Thaba Bosiu is a sandstone plateau with an area of approximately 2 km2 and a height of 1,804 meters above sea level. It is located between the Orange and Caledon Rivers in the Maseru District of Lesotho, 24 km east of the country's capital Maseru. In the early 19th century, the Basotho chief Moshoeshoe I established a stronghold on the plateau to act as a refuge for his people during a war with the Ndebele people. At an elevation of nearly 120 meters above the surrounding area, the plateau formed a natural fortress to gather the Basotho people in times of danger. The plateau's large area meant it could hold enough livestock and provisions to support the people during a lengthy siege. The word Thaba means mountain in the Sesotho language and Bosiu means 'at night'. The name mountain of the night echoed the local belief that the mountain grew during the night and shrunk during the day, leaving enemies who tried scaling it during the night still stranded on the cliffs and vulnerable for the attack the next morning. Thaba Bosiu also acted as Moshoeshoe's headquarters during the various Basuto Wars. During the first Free State–Basotho War against the Orange Free State in 1858, the Free State's commandoes tried assaulting the stronghold but met with little success During the third war against the Free State in 1868, Thaba Bosiu was the only stronghold in Basutoland that wasn't stormed by the Free State forces. In the time the stronghold remained manned, it was never taken by the enemy When Moshoeshoe died in 1870, he was buried on Thaba Bosiu. The settlement on Thaba Bosiu has since been abandoned, and only ruins and the graves of various Basotho chiefs remain. The plateau is currently a national monument and often visited by tourists. Depending on the fitness of the clients, this could take the whole day, up the mountain and down. Lunch at restaurant.viewing of Thaba Bosiu from a distance. This is the burial site of the king's graves. Thaba Bosiu is a sandstone plateau with an area of approximately 2 km2 and a height of 1,804 meters above sea level. It is located between the Orange and Caledon Rivers in the Maseru.

After lunch, we now proceed to view dwellings there is a remarkable village where cave dwellings have been carved out under towering rocks. The families still living there today are descendants of the original people who “built” the caves in the 19th century and the site is now a National Heritage Site. The people living there now still live much as their forefathers did almost two centuries ago and those who have occupied the caves over the years have left a rich cultural history. Gruesomely, this area was once home to cannibals and past generations of Basotho fled to the caves to hide from them. Parking at the top of the hill allows you to walk for about 20 minutes to reach the visitors Centre where we will be given a guided tour of the caves and told something of the history and culture of the people.  
Overnight: Guest House. 

Day 3: Breakfast-only! Lunch –own cost! 
Depart after breakfast and transfer to  Moshoehoe 1-Maseru airport. 

                                                                                                                      END OF TOUR! 
                                                                         If the number of people increases or decreases the costing will change! 
                                                                                                             Valid Passports Essential!
                                                            Please advise your Nationality, as Lesotho has Visas restrictions on certain countries. 



Tour-4                                                        Lesotho Overland Tours- 3 Nights / 4 Days- Abseiling (204 meters)!

Day 1: Meals-own cost! 
Departure from Maseru airport and visit Thaba Bosiu – Moshoeshoe’s stronghold, that was never taken, this is a very important historical site. On top of the flat-topped hill are remains of the kings' dwellings with 230 royal graves. The Basotho guide will lead us and give all the explanations, people should be prepared to walk. The Thaba Bosiu village is not finished yet, but people could view it as well. Lunch at restaurant, after lunch, depart via 4x4 dirt road to cave dwellings, where a local Basotho guide will lead us down to the Cave Dwellings and tell us the history of the people, that reside there! 
Overnight: at Guest House/Lodge.
 
Day 2: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast, travel via Roma for Abseiling training and prepare yourself for the next day to abseil at Maletsunyane Falls! The training is done half-day at the lodge. We strive to conserve the environment. World Record Abseil This is the longest commercially operated single-drop abseil in the world as stated by Guinness World Records. (204m). 
Overnight at  Lodge.

Day 3: All meals-own cost! 
After a good breakfast, we do the Guinness Book of Records abseil.
Overnight at  lodge.  

Day 4: All meals-own cost!
After breakfast depart for Maseru airport.

                                                                                                                                        Tour Ends! 
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                                                                             Please advise your Nationality, as Lesotho has Visas restrictions on certain countries. 
                                                                                     If the number of people increases or decreases the costing will change! 

   

Tour-5                                                                Lesotho Overland Tours – 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 STAR Accommodation =1 Night!

Day 1: All meals-own cost! 
Pick up clients at Maseru airport and depending on the arrival of the flight, do an orientation tour of Maseru and The Hat (Craft Centre). If timing permits we will stop at the Maseru Post office and collect stamps of Lesotho.
Overnight at  Avani Lesotho Sun and Casino Hotel.

Day 2 All meals-own cost! 
Depart Hotel after breakfast and viewing of the Kings demonstration village. Thaba Bosiu is a sandstone plateau with an area of approximately 2 km2 and a height of 1,804 meters above sea level. It is located between the Orange and Caledon Rivers in the Maseru District of Lesotho, 24 km east of the country's capital Maseru. In the early 19th century, the Basotho chief Moshoeshoe I established a stronghold on the plateau to act as a refuge for his people during a war with the Ndebele people. At an elevation of nearly 120 meters above the surrounding area, the plateau formed a natural fortress to gather the Basotho people in times of danger. The plateau's large area meant it could hold enough livestock and provisions to support the people during a lengthy siege. The word Thaba means mountain in the Sesotho language and Bosiu means 'at night'. The name mountain of the night echoed the local belief that the mountain grew during the night and shrunk during the day, leaving enemies who tried scaling it during the night still stranded on the cliffs and vulnerable for the attack the next morning. Thaba Bosiu also acted as Moshoeshoe's headquarters during the various Basuto Wars. During the first Free State–Basotho War against the Orange Free State in 1858, the Free State's commandoes tried assaulting the stronghold but met with little success During the third war against the Free State in 1868, Thaba Bosiu was the only stronghold in Basutoland that wasn't stormed by the Free State forces. In the time the stronghold remained manned, it was never taken by the enemy When Moshoeshoe died in 1870, he was buried on Thaba Bosiu. The settlement on Thaba Bosiu has since been abandoned, and only ruins and the graves of various Basotho 
Lunch at the lodge. After lunch, we proceed to view the famous African, Falls-called the Place of Smoke. The mighty waterfall is one of the highest single drop, waterfalls in Africa, creating a haze of smoke as the water plummets with savage splendour 204m down into a spectacular gorge. Landlocked by South Africa lies a country with the highest lowest point in the world & hiding away in the magnificent Maluti Mountains, you will discover the gem that is a Lodge, built on the banks of the Maletsunyane River using only local stone & thatch, that offers just the right balance between civilization and rustic elegance; electricity, hot showers, roaring fireplaces, and not a telephone insight. The restaurant serves world-renowned, affordable scrumptious meals and also caters for vegetarians. Experience the wilds of Lesotho, we strive to conserve the environment. This is the longest commercially operated single-drop abseil in the world as stated by Guinness World Records. (204m).
Overnight: at  Lodge.

Day 3: All meals-own cost! 
After a good breakfast at the lodge travel via Moitsupeli, turning left towards Koro-Koro. A scenic drive through bushy landscape, small forests and farmland dotted with picturesque villages. Along with with the road dense bushes and shrubs used by locals for medical purposes. At the roadside basalt stone with hardened bubbles. Lunch at Lodge. Our destination houses a popular Pony Trekking and hiking Center and is situated in secluded woodland surrounded by beautiful countryside. Dinner at the lodge. 
Overnight: at  Lodge.

Day 4: All meals-own cost! (Optional -extra days)!
Depart after breakfast for a full days horse riding or hiking experience in the Maluti/Lesotho mountains. Packed lunches and mineral water provided for! Depending on the client's requests, those who want to do hiking and those who want to do horse riding can choose! Visiting local schools while hiking or horse riding with a packhorse to carry your luggage. Overnight treks are tailor-made to your requirements. They can last from one day to six days and even longer. On your trek, you will experience “THE REAL AFRICA”. Trails traverse spectacular mountain passes and some of Lesotho’s highest waterfalls. You can explore Bushman paintings and experiencing Basotho culture. Accommodation on treks is provided in huts hired from the Basotho people in remote areas. The huts are very basic and are equipped with a gas cooker, cooking and eating utensils and mattresses on the floor. No riding experience is necessary for an overnight trek. Basotho Guides and a packhorse accompany the treks. The catered option involves clients heating up food supplied. Expect about 7 hours of riding time each day. Maximum weight = 90 kg per person+ Luggage = 12.5 kg per person!
Overnight:" at  Lodge.

Day 5: All meals-own cost! 
Depart the lodge after breakfast, visiting Morija, the oldest town in Lesotho was founded in 1833 by pioneer French Protestant missionaries, visit Morija Museum with its collection of Bushmen Art, Dinosaurs Footprints, Books, Clay Pots, Fossils, old tools used by various tribes and explanations. The Moeder Craft Center is housed in the oldest building in Morija, 1843, where one may purchase a variety of tapestry, Mohair shoals, souvenirs and visit a local school in the area. Proceed via Matsieng, to King Letsie Palace, we will get a Basotho guide to take us up to the viewpoint of the Palace and she will explain everything, we are not allowed to enter inside (strictly no photos allowed, at King’s palace). Kings & Morija Museum & Archives Overview Established in 1956, Morija Museum & Archives collects valuable archival material and museum collections. The museum also works on a range of arts & culture projects, plus, heritage and community-based tourism initiatives. At the heart of Morija Museum & Archives (MMA) are its valuable archival and museum collections, which have been growing incrementally since the 19th century. Morija Museum was formally established in 1956 based upon the Dieterlen family ethnographic and historical collections together with palaeontological and geological collections from the Ellenbergers. These two collections provided the main pillars of the present-day Museum collections which have been growing incrementally over the past 50 years. In 2005, for example, a collection of more modern material culture including hundreds of beaded items were bequeathed to the museum by Chris Van Nispen. 
Depart for  Moshoehoe 1-Maseru airport.
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                                                                 Please advise your Nationality, as Lesotho has Visas restrictions on certain countries.
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Tour- 6                                                                 Horse Riding/ Pony Trekking or Hiking -6 Nights/7 Days  


HIKING TRAILS AND PONY TREKKING - OVERNIGHTING IN BASOTHO VILLAGES, EXPERIENCING -THE REAL AFRICA, AT ITS VERY BEST! 
 
The treks are usually about 7 hours each day. The huts and horses are hired by the Basotho people in remote areas. The huts are very basic and are equipped with a gas cooker, cooking & eating utensils, mattresses on the floor, and a bucket of water. On the trek you experience “THE REAL AFRICA”, staying in Basotho villages. 
The trails traverse spectacular mountain passes and some of Lesotho’s highest waterfalls. Basotho Guides and a packhorse accompany the treks. This is an adventure, at your own risk! Your name, number and next of Kin to be left at reception, before departure! Indemnity forms are to be signed! 

Day 1-Pick up at Maseru airport at 07H35 and be transferred to Lodge. Lunch & Dinner-Included! 
(This all depends on your flight arrival time-otherwise an extra day needs to be added!
On arrival immediately depart for pony trekking or trekking/ Hike- lodge to Ribaneng, 6-7 hrs. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner-Included! Your pack bags will be brought to your rooms in the morning where you can pack your gear in soft duffel bags or waterproof plastic bags. After breakfast, you will be introduced to your horses and guides. After signing the indemnity forms and getting your helmets whilst the guides strap your bags to the packhorses, you will be given a short briefing about how to ride the horses. Hikers will pack their saddlebags, wait for packhorses to be saddled up and they can start walking. The terrain is rough with a steep descent, river crossing, and steep ascent and once you’re on top of the first valley, the going gets easier. After a few hours, you will get a chance to rest and have a picnic lunch and then it’s only a few more hours to Ha Khotso, your first overnight stop. The Ribaneng Falls has been in full view for the last hour, and we are looking forward to seeing them from close up. We unpack our gear in the hut, brew a cup of tea, and then head for the bottom of the falls, a two-hour return hike. Very impressive they are, two single drops, fifty meters each, and a welcome ice-cold pool at the bottom. 
Overnight: Ha Khotso village in a rural huts-a homestay! 

Day 2- Ribaneng village to Ketane village (6 – 7 hrs).All meals-Included! 
This morning is a tough uphill where you go from 1850 meters to 2600 meters via the top of the Ribaneng Falls. We stop here for a break and to admire the view. This pass was aptly named “Slide Your Ass” by the Roof of Africa Rally bikers, which was part of the route until, because of the erosion, it became suicidal impossible to negotiate. Even the Basotho pony, famous for its surefootedness, has difficulty here. As a matter of interest, in the early trading days under British rule, the ride from Malealea to Semonkong took twelve hours, today it takes up to three days, the old bridle paths are so badly eroded. From the top, it is practically downhill all the way for about three hours, to Ha Hlalele (Georgina’s village) where you will overnight. In the afternoon, you can do a short hike to view the Ketane Waterfall and Gorge, a 122m drop – about 2 hrs.
Overnight: Ha Hlalele village in rural huts- homestay!

Day 3 -Ketane village to Lodge. (6 hrs). Breakfast & Lunch-Included, Dinner-own cost! 
World Record Maletsunyane Abseil This is the longest commercially operated single-drop abseil in the world as stated by Guinness World Records. (204m). Today is a gentle ride/hike via the spectacular Maletsunyane Falls. Maletsunyane Falls is 204 meters high – the highest single-drop falls in South Africa. We view the falls from the top of the gorge and then ride on to Semonkong lodge. The pace today is much easier, though the altitude and terrain can make the going tiring. It feels good to be in civilization even if it’s for one night. You can order drinks from the bar and good, wholesome food from the restaurant. 
Overnight: lodge – en-suite lodge accommodation and hot showers! 

Day 4- Lodge to Ketane (5 hrs).Breakfast & Lunch-own cost. Dinner –Included!
After a hearty breakfast and collecting our packed lunches we head back to Ketane village. The route is spectacular – even if it’s the same route, you experience different views pony trekking in a different direction. Georgina welcomes us back to Ketane village-the lady of the house. You can hike to the top of Ketane falls in the afternoon if you did not do this on the previous occasion, this takes about 2 hrs. 
Overnight: Ha Hlalele village in rural huts-homestay! 

Day 5 -Ketane to Thaba Kotje (6hrs).All Meals- Included! 
The ride takes about 6 hours. It’s an easy ride as you the route takes you along the top of the mountains, with spectacular panoramic views of the Roof of Africa, the Kingdom in the Sky or the Mountain Kingdom and the Maluti mountains. This picturesque landscape is full of Basalt and Sandstone rock formations, which tells their own story!
Overnight: Thaba Kotje –  Rural village huts-homestay! 

Day 6- Thaba Kotje to Lodge (7hrs)- Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner-Included! 
PLEASE NOTE: When the Makhaleng River is in flood, we have to use the bridge which will add about 2 hours to the ride. You descend into the Valley of Paradise, where you are welcomed with hot showers and the comforts of Malealea Lodge. You can enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal and much camaraderie around the fire in the evening. Arrival back at lodge +-13H30
Overnight at Lodge.

Day 7 - Breakfast Included and Lunch (depending on departure flight)!
Depart Malealea lodge after breakfast and ascend the Paradise Pass (2001m) and be transferred to Moshoehoe 1 -Maseru airport. 
Please note the latest flight out, departs at 16H30 from Maseru airport.

                                                                                                          END OF TOUR! 
                                                           If the number of people increase or decrease, the costing will be adjusted accordingly! 
                                      Valid Passports Essential! Please advise your Nationality, as Lesotho has Visas restrictions on certain countries. 

Drinks: Bottled water, wines & beer are available for sale at the Lodge and can be taken with!
URGENT NEEDS! 
Dietary needs-please advise, well in advance?
Food issue- The 1st and the 4th nights, you can buy fresh beef and chicken and can cook it that night, while staying over in a rural village!
If you don't like what's on the food suggested list, please advise well in advance once you start the pony trekking or hiking, there's no turning back!

Suggested Food List for Horse Treks and Trails-
Included in the cost! Breakfast: Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Hot Chocolate, Longlife Milk, Rusks, Muesli, Apples, Oranges. Lunch: Provita, Seed Loaf, Margarine/Butter Processed Cheese, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Tuna Mayonnaise, Tinned Ham & Beef, Mussels, Chocolates. Dinner: Cupasoup, Chinese Noodles, Smash, Pasta, Pasta Sauces (Alcan or packet) Rice o’mix, Indian Tomato Curry Cans, Chakalaka, Toppers, Tinned Veggies, Tinned Fruit, Ultramel Custard, Tinned Caramel & Biscuits. Drinks: Bottled water, wines 

We supply- Cutlery, crockery, pots, and pans. Mattresses on the floor at the overnight huts. Gas cooker Bucket of fresh spring water for cooking, drinking, and washing. (If you have a sensitive stomach use water purification tablets or boil the water first before drinking). 

What to bring- Sleeping Bags or you can hire sleeping bags from the Lodge-own cost, but not very warm! For Summer only! Rain suit & warm clothing sunscreen & hat & torch, candles or gaslight -water bottle – water purifying tablets (Optional) first aid kit.

Suggested items of Clothing-other necessary items change of clothing Long sleeve trousers and long sleeve shirt. Short sleeve shirt and shorts Warm Fleece and Rain Jacket/Suit Wide-brim hat and Sunscreen, A scarf around Neck. Extra pair of shoes Swimsuit Toiletries Towel White gold (Toilet Paper) Dishwashing liquid, dish sponge/cloth, and drying cloth Black Bin Bags Bottle opener/can opener Swiss army knife Tupperware containers.

GENERAL INFORMATION & TIPS FOR HIKES THIS IS AN ADVENTURE AT YOUR OWN RISK. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR MEDICAL NAME & NUMBER AT RECEPTION IN THE CASE OF ANY EMERGENCY EVACUATION REQUIRED. INDEMNITY FORMS TO BE SIGNED.

Slackpacking/Hiking or Pony Trekking considerations – a packhorse and a Local guide to carry luggage up to 50kgs. The weight limit per saddle (pannier) bag is 25 kg (50 kg per packhorse, usually 3 people’s luggage to 1 packhorse). Should you run out of space in the panniers, please enquire about the possibilities of hiring an extra packhorse. 
General Hiking Information. Please remember that these hikes are rough and tough, no-frills whatsoever, ie. No showers, you bathe in the plastic basins and streams No Flush Toilets, only Long Drop Toilets, No Chairs, very few tables. Etc. 
   

Tour-7                                                                      4x4  LESOTHO OVERLAND TOURS- 7 NIGHTS/ 8 DAYS 

Day 1: All meals-own cost! 
Pick-up clients from Durban International Airport and transfer them to Underberg/ Himeville.
Overnight: Lodge in Underberg/ Himeville. 

Day 2: All meals-own cost! 
Depart 08h00 from Underberg/ Himeville. Ascending the legendary Sani Pass with its hairpin bends offering unparalleled vistas of the Sani Valley and Drakensberg Escarpment situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of our World Heritage Sites. Proteas along the road, proceed to view of 12 Apostles. These geological structures are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Our Guide is taking care of the border formalities. At the summit at 2.874m, we stop for refreshment at the Masoba-Soba Lodge, the Highest Pub in Africa. Thereafter we proceed to the village and the Basotho culture will be explained. Ascending the Black Mountain Pass up to 3.280m, following the Senqu River. Nearby the highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana Ntlenyana with 3.482m, meaning “the little mountain which is a little nice”. Picnic lunch en route. Guided tour at the Letsieng Diamond Mine, "the highest mine in the world". Our journey takes us on tar road onto the summit of the highest road in Africa, the Tlaeeng Pass (3.255m) – The Roof of Africa. Slightly lower is the Pass of Guns with 3.240m, pass the Mahlasela Ski Slope to Oxbow within a Ski Resort. All mountains are covered in snow in winter.
Overnight: at  Lodge.

Day 3: All meals-own cost! 
Departing lodge after breakfast for the twisting tar road to the summit of the Moteng Pass, with 2.840m one of the highest roads attained by normal two-wheel-drive vehicles in Southern Africa. This is the basalt roof of Southern Africa, a world of winter snows, frozen waterfalls-Winter, crisp clear air and crystal streams with fat trout. Descending into the Holola Valley (River of the Blue Crane), pass spectacular overhangs and rugged countryside to Butha-Buthe. On our way to Hlotse strange, richly colored rock shapes may be seen on all sides, creating the effect of a vast assembly of weird, petrified figures. Pass a few missions and several rock shelters where Bushmen Paintings may be seen, the main road passes the Leribe Farmers Training Center to the town of Hlotse. Continue on the Nelson Mandela Road, crossing the Malibamatso River (River of dark Pools) where the great Katse Dam has been constructed from 1991 – 1997. Packed/picnic lunch en-route your Guide is taking care of the security checkpoint. The Katse Dam is the second largest dam in the world and supplies water to Witwatersrand (Gauteng, Soweto, Farming, Mining) in South Africa and irrigates the lowlands in Lesotho. Guided Tour into the dam wall, afternoon at leisure. 
Overnight: at  Lodge.

Day 4: All meals-own cost! 
Today we double-back the Nelson Mandela road to Hlotse. On tar road, we drive along the western border of the country via Teya-Teyaneng to Sefikeng. Guests have the opportunity to visit craft centers on the way. The Basothos’ are well known for their beautiful tapestries and blankets. Lunch in one of the small towns along the road. Roma is the principal center of the Roman Catholic Chruch in Lesotho and since 1964 the site of the National University of Lesotho. The city was found in 1862 when King Moshoeshoe granted the site to Bishop Allard and Father Gerard. 
Overnight: at  Guest Lodge.

Day 5: All meals-own cost! 
Depart after breakfast for a Lodge called “the Place of Smoke”. Panoramic views to the valley with farmlands. The grassland around is dotted with the yellow flowers of Euryops, the white Arum Lilies, the bright red and yellow colours of the Red-Hot Pokers and plenty of other wildflowers. The road pass becomes very rugged before and after the summit. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon visit the spectacular waterfalls. The longest single drop waterfall in Southern Africa (204m). Dinner at the lodge.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 6: All meals-own cost! 
After a good breakfast, we have to double-back the route to Moitsupeli, turning left towards Koro-Koro. A scenic drive through bushy landscape, small forests and farmland dotted with picturesque villages. Along with with the road dense bushes and shrubs used by locals for medical purposes. At the roadside basalt stone with hardened bubbles. Our destination houses a popular Pony Trekking Center and is situated in secluded woodland surrounded by beautiful countryside. 
Overnight: at  Lodge.

Day 7: All meals-own cost! 
Depart after breakfast to viewings of Kings & Morija Museum and Craft Centre and view the Kings Palace (Strictly no photos allowed). Viewing of Thaba Bosiu, the first king's gravesite, and a demonstration village.
Overnight: at  Guest Lodge.

Day 8: All meals-own cost! (depending on flight times).
After breakfast at the lodge, depart for Maseru, orientation tour of Maseru and visit “The Hat”, where curios and tapestries can be bought, made from the wool of Angora goats and Morena shep. Lunch in Maseru, at Lancers Inn. 
Transfer to Maseru Airport. 
     
                                                                                                                            Tour Ends! 
                                                                                                                 Valid Passports Essential! 
                                                                  Please advise your Nationality, as Lesotho has Visas restrictions on certain countries. 
                                                                            If the number of people increases or decreases the costing will change! 



Tour-8                                                                       Lesotho Mountain Biking: 5 nights / 6 days –self-catering 
                                                                           Please note that airport transfers are an additional cost on request!
                                                                                            Important-your own bikes are Required!

Day 1: Lunch & Dinner (32 km) 
Depart from Himeville lodge at 08h00, start cycling ascending the legendary Sani Pass with its hairpin bends offering unparalleled vistas of the Sani Valley and Drakensberg escarpment situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of our World Heritage Sites. Proteas along the road, proceed to viewing of the 12 Apostles. Packed lunch on route. These geological structures are the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Our Guide is taking care of the border formalities, at the summit at 2.874 m we have reached our accommodation. Lunch at the Pub. Enjoy a superb view down to the Sani Valley. Dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight: Lodge, Lesotho (2.874m).New Highest Pub in Africa.

Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (54 km) 
After breakfast at 08:30 cycle ascending the Black Mountain Pass up to 3.280 m, following the Senqu River. Nearby the highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana Ntlenyana with 3.482 m. Picnic lunch on route. We travel via the St. James Mission to our self-catering accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen. Communal bathroom. Dinner at the guesthouse.
Overnight: Lodge, self-catering (2.400m).

Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (87 km) +-50% up-hill, +-50% down-hill (Back up vehicle of 37 km) 
After breakfast at the guesthouse, departure on the dirt road towards Mashai. Watch the majestic Cape Vultures in flight and beautiful butterflies in summer. Picnic lunch on route. Ascend the Linakaneng Pass at 3.030 m and down again into the valley. Arrive at the self-catering lodge (fully equipped kitchen) and enjoy the sunset while relaxing on the swing-chair. Dinner at the lodge. Communal bathroom. Payback –time!
Overnight: Lodge, self-catering (2.000m) 

Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (35 km).
Enjoy breakfast in nature. We cycle through the beautiful countryside of Lesotho, dotted with wildflowers in summertime. Refreshment stop at Sehonghong River and a gallery of Rock Art may be seen. The pass is twisting parallel to the river. Picnic lunch on route. The very scenic but rough road leads us deeper into the Matebeng Valley. We have arrived at our destination as soon as we see the vegetable garden of James, who lives in a simple house, snuggled into the mountain. We set up our camp on the riverside or in a cave nearby. Home-made dinner around the log-fire. No bathroom facilities and no toilets.
Overnight: Camping at the Valley-basin (1.800m).

Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (50 km)
(Back up vehicle of the balance of 29km) 
Breakfast at our campsite before departing for the most adventurous part of our journey. More Bushmen Paintings may be seen a few kilometers along the road. We ascend the mountain pass, topping 2.040 m, which is again a rough and adventurous track. Climbing up the Somalenk Mountain this is the cut off time, we will load the bikes onto the vehicle and travel to the summit. Offload, the bicycles and ride descending this mountain pass is much easier as it has been improved. Dinner at the lodge. Fully equipped kitchen. Communal bathroom.
Overnight: National Park, self-catering (2.500m).

Day 6: Breakfast & Lunch (60 km) 
Depart Sehlabathebe Lodge after breakfast through the National Park to the edge of the escarpment, accompanied by a Basotho Ranger on horseback. This area is not accessible by vehicles. Our back-up vehicle has to drive around and meet cyclist at the Bushmen’s Nek Border Post or you could carry on mountain biking until you reach to the tarred road! From the border post, we proceed 35 km on the dirt road to a junction. Thereafter we turn onto the tar road and cycle another 10 km to Underberg/Himeville (1.560m). 
Overnight at Guest Farm.

                                                                                                                             Tour Ends! 
                                  Valid Passports Essential! Please advise your Nationality, as Lesotho has Visas restrictions on certain countries. 
                                                                          If the number of people increases or decreases the costing will change! 

 Please Note: Bicycles, helmets, sleeping bags, and pillows are not included, if required we can arrange them at an additional cost. Note: Small soft bags to be used on this trip. 

 
Tour-9                                                  Mountain Biking- Lesotho /Northern Drakensberg and the Natal Midlands- 14 Nights/ 15 Days
                                                                       Lesotho MTB Tour 6 Nights/ 7 Days - Own mountain bikes and kits required!

Day 1: Depending on flight arrival? Pickup at Maseru airport and be transferred to Roma, bike setup and Roma Valley ride with dinner at the student pub and have a local barbeque and a Maluti beer. Roma Loop Route details: 20km (easy riding in and around Roma) Surface: 8km single track, 8km gravel road, 4km tarred road. Overnight: Guest lodge. 

Day 2: Depart after breakfast for the Roma – Morija ride. Route details: 45km, 920 meters. Surface: 10km single track, 25km gravel road, 10km tarred road. Overnight:  Guest House. 

Day 3: Depart after breakfast for the Morija – Malealea ride. Route details: 63km, 1415 meters. Surface: 6km tarred road, 12km single track, 45km gravel road. Overnight: Guest lodge. 

Day 4: Depart after breakfast for the Malealea Loop. Route details: 54km, 1480 meters. Surface: 27km single track, 27km gravel road. 
Overnight: Guest lodge. 

Day 5: Depart after breakfast for the Malealea – Ramabanta ride. Route details: 62km, 1620 meters. Surface: 48km gravel road, 14km single track.
Overnight: Guest lodge. 

Day 6: Rest Day or do the Semonkong loop with a ride around Maletsunyane waterfalls-204 meters. Route details: 16km, 400 meters. Surface: 12km gravel road, 4km single track. 
Overnight: Guest lodge. 

Day 7: Depart after breakfast and do the Ramabanta – Roma ride. Route details: 51km, 1235 meters. Surface: 8km tarred road, 31km single track, and 12km gravel road. 
Overnight: Guest lodge. 

Day 8: Depart after breakfast and do the Roma-Metolong Dam Loop. Route details: 61km, 1520 meters. Surface: 45km gravel road, 9km single track, 7km tarred road. 
Overnight: Guest lodge. 

Day 9: Depart after breakfast and exit Lesotho via Maseru Bridge border post! Travel through the Orange Free State, have lunch in Clarens, after lunch travel via the Golden Gate National Park and arrival at the lodge in the Northern Drakensberg late afternoon.
Overnight: Farmhouse. 

                                                                       Northern Drakensberg Mountain Bike Tour -5 Nights/ 6 Days 

Transfer Maseru to the Northern Drakensberg, Winterton. Dinner at Guest Lodge. 
Overnight: Farmhouse. 

Day 10: Breakfast at Glenside. 50km paths and farm roads cycle starting and finishing at Glenside +-10km Single Track 40km Farm Roads-Lunch on route Dinner at Glenside.
Overnight:  Farmhouse. 

Day 11:Breakfast at Glenside. Transfer to Champagne Valley (30 min) 30km cycle through the Myddleton valley. +-25km Single track 5km Farm Roads -Lunch at the trail end. Dinner at Glenside 
Overnight: Farmhouse. -

Day 12: Breakfast at Glenside Transfer to Myddelton Farm, Creighton (Approx. 2,5 Hours) An option can have a day at leisure or cycle 25 kms.Lunch on route, on the Midlands Meander Dinner at Myddelton.
Overnight: Farmhouse 

Day 13:Breakfast at Myddelton. 50km cycle on MTB Trails and farm roads, starting and finishing at Myddelton. +-30km Single Track 20km Farm Roads -Lunch at Myddelton 1 Hour Sports Massage Dinner at Myddelton .
Overnight: Farmhouse 

Day 14: Breakfast at Myddelton Transfer to Pickle Pot Café (1 Hour) 60km Cycle on Forestry roads and MTB Trails to Hilton Meet transport at Hotel +-25km Single Track 25km Farm Roads-Lunch in Hilton (Cost Excluded) Dinner at Hotel. 
Overnight  Hotel. 

Day 15: Breakfast at Hotel 
Transfer to King Shaka Airport (Approx. 1,5 hours).

                                                                                                                END OF TOUR! 
                                                                                                     Valid Passports Essential! 
                                                      Please advise your Nationality, as Lesotho has Visas restrictions on certain countries.
                                                              If the number of people increases or decreases the costing will change! 

Including-all accommodations and 3x meals a day. All mineral waters Maseru and Durban airport transfers Transport in a 4x4 vehicle, with a driver guide.
Excluding: All flights and massages. Alcoholic and Soft Drinks Personal Insurances and Expenses Mountain Bikes and Kits.



Tour - 10                                              November - Semonkong/Maletsunyane Braai Festival The Maletsunyane Braai Festival!
                                                                                    3 Nights / 4 Days-One of Africas most popular Festivals!

It is a multi-genre music festival held on the banks of the Maletsunyane River (Lesotho)? With the break taking views of the Maletsunyane Falls on the Maloti Mountains, it could easily be termed as the “most scenic and highest festival” in Southern Africa-it’s at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level. The charming town Semokong plays host to music-lovers and artists both from Lesotho and from across the continent. The line-up is an intriguing combination of mainly Lesotho musicians and other internationally renowned acts – with the likes of Selimo Thabane and Leomile among those who have played at these festivals in recent years. Besides the music and the abundance of music and fun, revellers can also enjoy games and other activities – mountain biking, hiking, abseiling, donkey and horse rides, paintballs, face painting, and braai masters competition to mention just a few. For aspiring entrepreneurs, there is also an opportunity to set up a stall to showcase your creative talents or sell your unique merchandise. In its third year, the event has grown and is attracting revellers from as far as Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, and Swaziland. Revellers can enjoy the festival in the comfort of their tent accommodation which is usually just a few paces from the stage. 

General Admission-is already included in the deluxe package! 
You need only to purchase via Computicket-Maletsunyane Festival Tickets!

Packages a) Deluxe Package –per tent. 
This option will offer patron with the comforts and convenience associated with the Clamping (luxury camping). Included in the Deluxe package are all meals during the festival including a braai. The following items are part of the tent: Canvas tent 4m x 3m • 2 x steel framed single beds • 2 x high density mattresses • White cotton bed linen • 1000mm x 600mm table • Table cloth • 300mm x 300mm bedside table • 1 x table mirror • 2 x safari chairs • 1 x LED camping light • 2 x floor rugs • 1 x clothes & towel rack Located behind each tent, we offer a 2m x 2m outdoor unit with a separate shower and toilet area. Contents: • Separate toilet canvas with zip • 1 x Flushing porta-potty • Toilet Brush • Hot water gas shower unit • Soap rack • Freestanding basin 4 Included in the Deluxe Package is the following: • All meals during the festival served in a private dining room.

Day 1 • Dinner 
Day2 • Breakfast • Lunch / Braai • Evening Snack/Light Dinner.
Day 3 • Bush Breakfast • Lunch/Braai
Other Important Conveniences: • Linen will be changed daily • Fresh drinking water daily • Access into a Private Lounge to enjoy the festival • Mobile phone charging unit • Use of private ablution facilities.
Excluded from the package: • Festival Tickets • Alcoholic beverages. • Transport to the festival and return –additional cost on request! 

b) Standard Package –per person sharing. 
The Standard package offers comfortable tented accommodation without any compromise to quality and convenience. 
The Standard Package includes the following: • Two-person Dome tent; • Two mattresses; • LED Light. 

Day 1 • Check-in • Dinner 
Day 2 • Breakfast • Braai
Day 3 • Breakfast • Braai 

Other Important Conveniences: • Fresh drinking water daily • Access into a Private Lounge to enjoy the festival • Mobile phone charging unit • Use of private ablution facilities Excluded from the package: • Festival Tickets • Alcoholic beverages; • Any personal items such as blankets/sleeping bag • Transport to the festival and return! 

Maletsunyane Braai Festival Booking Form/Contract Terms and Conditions- 
Full settlement or a non-refundable deposit per tent for the Deluxe Package or per tent for the Standard Package is payable within 3 days of the confirmation of booking. Please specify your name and surname as reference when making an Electronic Funds Transfer(EFT)payment. Upon receipt of the completed booking form, an invoice will be generated for payment to be made. Must receive notice of cancellation no less than 14 days in advance of the first day of your booking to receive a refund. No refunds for cancellations received less than 30 days of your booking. 
I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Signature: ……………………………………………………… Date: ………………………………………………. Completed booking forms must be emailed to info@thabatours.com

Booking Details Desired Camping Package: Deluxe Standard Number of Campers: …………………… Number of Tents Required: ……………………. Desired Camping Dates: Arrival Date: …………………………… Departure Date: ……………………………. Remarks: ………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………… (e.g. specify if any special requests e.g. transport, vegetarian diet, etc.) Guest/s Details Preferred Name: …………………………………………………… Surname: ……………………………………………………. Home Town: ……………………………………………………………. Country of Origin: ………………………………………… Email Address: ……………………………………………………… Mobile Number: …………………………………………. Details of Contact Person in the case of a group: ………………………….………………....………………………………………….……………     
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