Wild Lesotho 4×4 Tour (16-18 April 2021)Ian Shooter2021-01-26T06:01:10+00:00
Wild Lesotho 4×4 Tour (16-18 April 2021)
This is the magnificent highlands of Lesotho. Do you need some peace and quiet from the noisy city? Come explore this beautiful and mountainous country with us.
Wild Lesotho 4×4 Tour.
We can see for miles over the mountains when on a tour in Lesotho
The wild Lesotho 4×4 tour is a great thing to do as we get to explore some incredible places in Lesotho.
We are leaving Pietermaritzburg at 9am on the 16th April. A 4 hour drive sees us in the huge Drakensberg mountains. We drive up the famous Sani pass to check out the beautiful and mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho. You must have a passport to enter Lesotho. We have to stop for a visit in the highest pub in Africa. Then it is further into Lesotho with a 4×4 drive over Black mountain.
We get to 3250m above sea level so the views are amazing.
Another hour of driving and we arrive at our overnight stop. Molumong lodge is a simple but lovely place to stay. Time really stood still here. You can either camp or stay in the simple mountain lodge.
We have a nice lamb potjie for dinner and enjoy a cosy fire place.
Waking up in the morning to the sounds of the locals tending their sheep of riding their horse is really something special. Part of visiting this mountainous country is to experience the local culture. After breakfast we jump into our 4×4 vehicles and head out into the mountains for some more sight seeing. You can’t believe how mountainous this country is until you have driven around a bit. Don’t let the distances fool you. A 200km drive will take you all day. Lunch is had overlooking a canyon carved into the sandstone rock which is quite unexpected. Our camp for the night is under some huge Poplar trees near a clear mountain stream. Maybe good for a swim?
Our last day is a fun 4×4 drive up Matabeng pass.
Day 3 is not only filled with stunning mountain scenery but some exciting 4×4 driving. As we get to the top of Matabeng pass we can look over the hills below which include Sehlabathebe National Park. Heading back down the other side of the pass and we drive towards the border with South Africa. On our right side are the mountains we just drove down. Quite amazing. Anyway we arrive at the border and get stamped out. Lunch is often enjoyed at the Steers in Matatiele and then a 3 hr drive back to Pietermaritzburg.