Extend our popular Lesotho Day Trip and overnight in the “Kingdom in the Sky”, spending the night at the top of Sani Pass

This tour departs from Underberg / Himeville, from where we take you up Sani Pass and further on into a village in the Mountain Kingdom, called Mokhotlong, allowing you to explore more of Lesotho’s Highlands!

After lunch you get to choose between a tour of a cultural village or explore the rugged terrain the best way possible – on horseback!

In the late afternoon we make our back towards Sani Top, where we spend the night atop the Roof of Africa.

The next morning you will meet your guide after a hearty breakfast to choose your activity for the morning – hiking, horse riding or immerse yourself in more of the areas culture and history and your personal guide shows you around.

Enjoy a hearty lunch at the top in the Highest Pub in Africa before heading back down the pass.

This 2 day and 1 night tour of Lesotho from Underberg is great value for money as it includes all tours and activities as well accommodation and meals. The only thing you have to pay for is your drinks.

Please note that this price is for per person sharing. We have chosen the best accommodation for you, if you prefer to choose backpackers accommodation please contact us for a quote.

For more information please look at the itinerary tab or please feel free to contact us.

It’s the perfect mix of nature, culture and history; enjoy Lesotho’s natural flora and fauna, driving past Lesotho’s highest peak, dive into the culture of the Basotho people in this historical trading post and take a peek into history by getting to see the beautiful old buildings that pack lots of history into this small village. Lesotho is the only country in the world that is in its entirety above 1000m in elevation, making this an experience that you cannot enjoy anywhere else in the world! This tour ticks all these boxes – nature, culture and history – all in Lesotho, all in one day.

TripAdvisor Review – November 2016
From pick up to drop off, ROA planned and delivered every detail as per what we had arranged with them – it was the highlight of our 3 week trip in South Africa!

Would you like to spend an extra night in the Mountains?

If you have a little more time to spend why not extend your stay with us and we will show you even more of this beautiful part of Africa, contact us if you would like more info on this option.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Durban and Surrounds – We arrange our departure from your accommodation or King Shaka International Airport.
DEPARTURE TIME 06:30-7am
RETURN TIME Approximately 4.00 PM the following day.
WEAR In the warmer months (October – March)– dress in light-weight clothing but bring a warm jacket, as the weather can change drastically. In the colder months (April – September) – dress very warmly.
INCLUDED
A personal tour guide
Comfortable 4X4 transport
All activities
Accommodation at the top of Sani Pass
All Meals (excluding any additional meals or drinks you may want to buy)

For more information on any possible extra charges, please click here and look at the question ‘Are there any extra fees that I will have to pay on top of the listed price?’

DO NOT FORGET Your passports (and VISA if required)
Unabridged birth certificate for under 18’s
Camera
Cash
VISA REQUIREMENTS Please click here for Lesotho VISA requirements.

About Mokhotlong

This village in Lesotho is a picturesque hour and a half drive from the Sani Pass Border Post. Mokhotlong started as a small police outpost in 1905 and over the years it developed into a remote trading hub for the people of the Highlands region. Since Mokhotlong is so remote, it was preserved from the development that other cities in Lesotho underwent. Mokhotlong gives tourists the opportunity to experience a truly traditional village in the ‘Kingdom in the Sky’.

Additional information

Age4+
Groupsize2 – 10
DatesYear-round

DAY 1

1

6.30 AM

We pick you up from your accommodation in Durban.
2

9.00 AM

We arrive in Undeberg, grab a coffee and head up into Lesotho for the day.
3

9.00 AM

We head up to the highest pass in South Africa, Sani Pass. We travel through Himeville to the World Heritage Site of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, following the Mkomazana River up the scenic Sani Valley to the South African Border Post (border formalities) and the Lesotho Border.
4

10.30 AM

After the Lesotho border formalities at the top of Sani Pass, we climb even further into the Lesotho highlands, all the way to the top of the Black Mountain pass.
5

11.00 PM

At the top of Black Mountain Pass we get a chance to leave our vehicle, climb a short distance to a beautiful viewpoint of Thabana Ntlenyana.
6

12.30 PM

We arrive in the town of Mokhotlong and enjoy lunch together
7

1.00 PM

We visit a cultural Basotho village OR go horse-rinding into the Lesotho Highlands
8

2.00 PM

We make our back to Sani Pass.
9

5 PM

We watch the sun go down on the top of Black Mountain Pass before making our way to overnight accommodation

DAY 2

1

8.00 AM

After a hearty breakfast, we join up with you again for day two’s activities.
2

8.30 AM

Choose between a visit to a cultural village, a hike at the top of Sani Pass or Come back down the pass to explore the villages of Underberg and Himeville and its museum.
3

12:15 PM

We arrive back in Underberg, in time for lunch, if you aren’t in a hurry we’ll choose the best spot in Underberg to have lunch together.
4

13:15 PM

Head back to Durban.