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Travel through the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho, discovering special treasures along the way.
Depart from Underberg travel up the Sani Pass to the Kingdom of Lesotho. A mid morning stop at Sani Mountain Lodge (the highest pub in Africa) for brunch and tea/coffee. A further 18 kilometres and 450 meters up brings us to the top of Kotisepola “Black Mountain ” to view Thabana Ntlenyana the highest peak in Southern Africa. Then on to number 10 Riverside for an introduction to Basotho Culture, visit an Ngaka “traditional healer” and the artefact house. The day ends at St James Mission for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we head west towards St Theresa’s. We travel through the Linakaneng (Dinakaneng) Valley to the Sani River, just sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing new views. Once we reach St Theresa’s we will meet Father Gabriel who will give us a comparative look at Western versus traditional medicine, from a Roman Catholic point of view. We take a short drive to Mashai Guest Lodge for dinner and to overnight.
After breakfast we depart Mashai and travel Southwards experiencing our very own “African Massage”, we stop for lunch in the “gardens”next to the river, we see ancient rock art and get to view the rare Spiral Aloe (The National plant of Lesotho). We then travel through to Sehlabathebe National Park where we have dinner and overnight.
Before and after breakfast we have time for a walk in the awesome park, viewing spectacular natural sandstone arches and unique plant life. We then head back to Underberg via Ramatislitso Gate border post and through the Eastern Cape, stopping for lunch along the way or in Underberg.
Enjoy the splendour of Katse Dam – an engineering success! View the rare and beautiful spiral aloe (The National plant of Lesotho) and other magical experiences of Lesotho.
Depart from Underberg (or collection en route, if applicable) in a 4x4 vehicle at 08h00 and travel via the Sani Pass with a stop for early tea at Sani Top Chalet. We then travel on to Black Mountain Pass. A short walk will take us to vantage point to view Thabana Ntlenyana - the highest peak in Southern Africa at 3482m. We then travel on to Mokhotlong via the stunningly beautiful Sehonghong Valley where we will stop at “10 Riverside” for an ethnic Basotho experience. After a short drive we arrive in Mokhotlong (once billed as the remotest outpost in the British Empire) where we have dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we depart from Mokhotlong across the roof of Africa and travel down the Moteng Pass to Liphofung a cultural and historical site of the San people and later, the Basotho. We continue on via Leriba (for good crafts) to Katse Lodge. We stop at Bokong Nature Reserve where beauty and serenity lie within the waterfalls. We have dinner and overnight at Katse Lodge.
After breakfast we visit the Interpretive Centre and go on a tour of the Katse Dam wall. After the tour we travel via Thaba Tseka, Linakaneng and St James Mission to Sani Top Chalet (the highest pub in Africa) where we have dinner and overnight.
We have a sunrise breakfast on the deck of Sani Top Chalet (weather permitting) overlooking KwaZulu-Natal, before we descend the Sani Pass back into Underberg.