Lesotho Adventures

Adventure seekers will love the outdoor adventure activities in Lesotho.

The combination of an amazingly welcoming country, rugged scenery, a great outdoor climate and a long list of things to do, including some amazing adventure opportunities, will see you return to this lofty Kingdom of the Sky again and again.

To get to the only country in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 metres, 4x4 adventurers, mountain bikers and hikers arrive from South Africa via the famous Sani Pass.…

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Adventures in Lesotho
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Adventure seekers will love the outdoor adventure activities in Lesotho.

The combination of an amazingly welcoming country, rugged scenery, a great outdoor climate and a long list of things to do, including some amazing adventure opportunities, will see you return to this lofty Kingdom of the Sky again and again.

To get to the only country in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 metres, 4x4 adventurers, mountain bikers and hikers arrive from South Africa via the famous Sani Pass. This spectacular mountain pass meanders over the Drakensberg escarpment from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and across what is affectionately known as the Roof of Africa, into Lesotho. The Sani Pass is synonymous with adventure because of the combination of its remote location and the white-knuckle ride that it takes to get to the top. If you are among the exceptionally fit you can even join the legions of marathon runners who tackle the pass on foot each year. 

Have a well deserved rest at the top of the pass at the highest pub in Africa before continuing your Lesotho adventure.

Lesotho offers a list of different activities suited to both summer and winter. Because of its altitude, the weather in Lesotho is cool throughout the year. Heavy snowfalls blanket the escarpment in winter and turn the country into a winter wonderland, perfect for skiers and snowboarders. A winter adventure in Lesotho is for everyone. After a few lessons by an experienced instructor you are ready to hit the slopes or test your skills at the snowboard park.

No visit to Lesotho is complete without experiencing the transport of choice for most Basothos – the pony. A pony trekking adventure at Malealea is the ideal way to enjoy the Lesotho countryside. Ponies can handle narrow passes so you gain access to parts of the country that you wouldn’t see from a car. The sure-footed Basotho pony allows you to traverse mountain passes, cross rivers and visit far-off villages. 

Ride a motor cycle across passes with descriptive names such as ‘God Help Me Pass’ or ‘the Devil’s Steps’ or take a river-hugging 4x4 trail to Semonkong and the thundering Maletsunyane Falls, one of the highest single drop waterfalls in the world, where an abseiling adventure awaits.

The Bokong Nature Reserve, the Sehlabathebe and Ts’ehlanyane National Parks are hikers’ havens with rock pools, waterfalls and rock paintings. 

From September to May anglers try their luck in the many easily accessible trout fishing sites dotted all around Lesotho. Brown trout, rainbow trout and carp abound. Wade into the river and spend your day casting lines into the clear mountain water. 

For more water based adventures, head to the Katse dam. Here, sunset cruises allow visitors to marvel at the ingenuity of the engineering of tunnels and bridges in this mountainous wonderland.

Lesotho Adventures

4x4 Tours

Lesotho is a landlocked kingdom and the only country in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 metres. This unique geography makes Lesotho a 4x4 Adventurers paradise. Many off road trails are only accessible to 4x4’s so you may have this mountain wonderland all to yourself. Knowledgeable operators...

Abseiling

The Maluti Mountain Range, part of the Drakenberg system, forms a high alpine basalt plateau that we today know as Lesotho. Snow and frost can be found here even in the summer on the highest peak making this Kingdom in the Sky great for a variety of adventure activities. During the summer months you...

Boat Trips

When you think of the landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho the first thing that springs to mind may not be a Boat Trip. However, Lesotho has an abundance of water that many other countries in Africa could only dream off. The Lesotho Highlands Water Project comprises a system of several large dams...

Cycle Tours

The rugged mountains of Lesotho make this Kingdom in the Sky a haven for mountain bikers! Go on a Cycle Tour in this landlocked country and discover amazing scenery and friendly people while getting fit – it’s the perfect combination for an adventure holiday!

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing is popular in Lesotho, and with good reason. If you have never tried Fly Fishing before, the first thing that you need to know is that Fly Fishing is so much more than just fishing - It is an artform. Fly Fishing is about casting the perfect loop, about enjoying the beauty of the river and...

Motorcycle Tours

Lesotho offers some of the best Off Road conditions in Lesotho. Riding a Motorcycle on the winding mountain passes of this landlocked mountain kingdom is an experience that bikers cherish for a lifetime. Spectacular scenery, mud and uneven terrain are all part of a Motorcycle adventure in Lesotho....

Mountain Biking

Enjoy Lesotho on two wheels! A Mountain Bike adventure in Lesotho is an amazing way to experience this lofty mountain kingdom. Test your pedal power ability on single tracks up and down mountain passes, but don’t forget to take in the tranquility of this unspoiled and picturesque part of Africa....

Pony Trekking Lesotho

No visit to Lesotho is complete without experiencing the transport of choice for most Basothos. A Pony Trekking Adventure is the ideal way to experience the sights and sounds of this picturesque mountain kingdom. Guided outrides are suited for beginners as well as advanced riders. Ponies can handle...

Snow Skiing

Snow Skiing in Lesotho? Definetly! As the days shortens and cooler winter weather sets in, skiers and snowboarders find their warm ski gear and prepare for Snow Skiing in Lesotho. Why don’t you join them this year? Dress warmly and bring a sense of adventure to this winter wonderland of...