Popular Routes – Lesotho

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband write and update content for many travel organizations, including the Lesotho Tourist Board.

Popular Routes in Lesotho

Travelers rarely visit Lesotho on its own. Outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for an off-the-beaten-track adventure should consider adding a 4x4 road trip into Lesotho to a South African itinerary.

Lesotho’s Best (1.5 to 2 weeks)

The itinerary takes in some of the region’s best destinations for hiking and pony trekking. Other popular activities on this route are mountain biking, 4x4 driving and fly fishing.

Destinations:

  • Northern Drakensberg (2 to 3 days) is a great hiking destination in South Africa’s most dramatic mountains
  • Underberg (1 to 2 days) in South Africa is located in the rolling foothills of the Southern Drakensberg
  • Sani Top (1 to 2 days) and Africa’s highest pub are reached via the famous 4x4-only Sani Pass connecting South Africa with Lesotho
  • Katse Dam (1 day) is the highest dam in Africa and an engineering marvel
  • Ts’ehlanyane National Park (2 to 4 days) offers several trails for hiking and pony trekking from Lesotho’s top lodge
  • Maseru (1 day) is Lesotho’s capital and a great place to buy some souvenirs
  • Kimberley (1 day) is South Africa’s diamond city and home of the Big Hole


Popular add-ons:

  • Malealea for pony trekking and cultural village visits
  • Maletsunyane Falls for seeing one of the highest waterfalls in southern Africa
  • Sehlabathebe National Park for untouched wilderness in the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage Site

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