The Majestic Dranesberg and Lesotho

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The Majestic Dranesberg and Lesotho

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Length of trip:

4 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 200 to $ 500

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.

Detailed Description of this trip:

View majestic mountains in the Drakensberg - a World Heritage Site. View 2000 years old Bushman paintings. Enjoy scenic hiking trails. Take the highest vehicle pass in Southern Africa. Visit the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Trip Properties:

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - South Africa

    Drakensberg Mountains.

    We leave Durban or Johannesburg at 07h00 and head towards the Drakensberg range of mountains. We stop at the most beautiful spot amid these ‘dragon’ peaks, the World Heritage Site of Giant’s Castle. Spend the afternoon enjoying the stunning scenery and fresh moun-tain air.


    Stay at Giant’s Castle Camp or similar. (D)

  • Day 2 - South Africa

    Drakensberg Mountains.

    After breakfast, we set off on a leisurely three-kilometre roundtrip hike to the caves, which were once home to South Africa’s earliest inhabitants, the San people, better known as bushmen.


    Enjoy a guided tour of the rock paintings, which remain on the cave walls as clues to their simple existence (average level of fitness required).


    Spend the rest of the day at leisure or take to the mountains again for an afternoon hike. (BD)


    Stay at Giant’s Castle Camp or similar.

  • Day 3 - South Africa

    Sani Pass.

    Armed with our padkos (road food) we leave the camp in the early morning and head south towards the village of Underberg at the foot of the mountains. Here we transfer to 4x4 vehicles and begin climbing the highest vehicle pass in Southern Africa. The views from Sani Pass are utterly spectacular and invariably make a lasting impression on first-timers. At the top is the border post between South Africa and Lesotho, thus passports are a must. Once inside Lesotho we visit a Sotho tribal village, and interact with the local people before enjoying a hearty lunch at the highest pub in Africa. Perched right near the edge of the mountain, it has few rivals in terms of pub views.


    Thus fortified, we wind our way back down the mountain and spend the night in a nearby hotel. (BLD). Stay at Sani Pass Hotel or similar.

  • Day 4 - Johannesburg

    Arts, Crafts and Antiques

    After breakfast, we make our way back to Johannesburg or Durban via the quaint art
    and craft stores and farmer’s markets of the Midlands Meander Route, arriving late after-noon. (B)

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