5 days

See First-Hand Why This Area is Called the Roof of Africa

This Lesotho overland is a 5 day and 4 night adventure that explores the highlands of Lesotho.

Discover the culture of the nation, the beautiful landscapes and the history of the mountain kingdom Lesotho. See how the rural and mountainous people of this region live in the midst of the modern landmarks that have changed the face of Lesotho.

This incredible overland journey is great value for money as it includes all your accommodation, meals and all the planned activities during your travels in Lesotho! All you need to pay for is your own drinks or additional snacks that you may require.

For a detailed itinerary of the places you will see in Lesotho and the things you will do, please click on the itinerary tab, or have a look at our gallery to see some pics of our recent travels.

We plan our multi-day overland trips around the things you want to do and places you want to see in Lesotho!


These are private overland tours and because of the bespoke nature of our tours they require special preparations, we thus ask you to please contact us at Roof of Africa Tours before booking this tour.

We also offer a discounted rate for 3 or more guests!

Send us an email to info@roofofafricatours.com so that we can help you plan your adventure in Lesotho.

A personal tour guide
Comfortable 4X4 transport
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
All activities on the Itinerary
DO NOT FORGET Your passports (and VISA if required)
Unabridged birth certificate for under 18’s
Clothing for all types of weather
VISA REQUIREMENTS Please click here for Lesotho VISA requirements.

Additional information

GroupsizeMinimum 2, Private Tour

Day 1: Underberg - Oxbow

We will leaveUnderberg at about 09h00 and head up the infamous Sani Pass where your Lesotho adventure begins. We will have an early lunch at the Sani Mountain Lodge (The Highest Pub in Africa) before heading to a Basotho homestead to learn more about the lifestyle of the Mountain People of Lesotho. On the way to your overnight accommodation you will get to see much of Lesotho’s Highlands, passing the Letsing Diamond Mine and Lesotho’s highest pass – Tlaeeng. You will overnight at the comfortable Oxbow Lodge, which is set located high in the Maluti Mountain Range and affords its guests with a true African Mountain experience.

Day 2: Oxbow - Katse

On Day 2, we head towards the breathtakingly beautiful Katse Dam. On our way there, you will have a chance to get out of the vehicle and learn more about the Bushmen that lived in this area by way of their paintings that are more than 300 years old. We will also visit a sheltered workshop and employment project of the Anglican Church. Since 1911 the Sisters of the Holy Name have trained young Basotho women to spin and weave mohair from the goats that live in the mountains of Lesotho – as well as cookery and needlework. Having descended in altitude, we make our way back up into the mountains towards Katse Dam. There we choose a picturesque spot to have lunch for the day, before reaching our final destination of the day – the popular Katse Lodge.

Day 3: Katse - Mohale

The Katse Dam – a concrete arch dam on the Malibamat’so River in Lesotho – is Africa’s second largest dam and on Day 3 we will start the morning on a tour into the wall of this massive dam. You will then enjoy the scenic drive from Katse to Mohale, getting to experience the beauty of Lesotho and all that it has to offer – from panoramic views of the Lesotho highlands to its unique flora and fauna. We will find a relaxing spot along the way to enjoy our picnic lunch for the day. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Mohale dam. Our overnight accommodation will be at the Mohale Lodge where you will be able to enjoy beautiful views of the Lesotho Highlands.

Day 4: Mohale - Semonkong

On Day 4, heading back towards the Capital of Lesotho, we visit a Lesotho must-see: Thaba Bosiu. It is the mountain stronghold from where King Moeshoeshoe established and ruled over the Kingdom of Lesotho in the 19’th Century and where he waged many battles to protect his Kingdom. Still today, the Kings and Queens of Lesotho are buried here. If you feel up to it, we take a walk to the top of the hill to see the grave sites.

We will then head back towards Semonkong where we will overnight, but we first visit: The Maletsunyane Falls. It is recorded as the highest single drop waterfall in Africa. The Waterfall is 192 meters high and is also home to the highest commercial abseil in the world, measuring a total of 204 meters.


Day 5: Semonkong - Underberg

On Day 5 we travel out of the Mountain Kingdom via Qacha’s Nek and make our way back to Underberg down the back roads of the Southern Drakensberg – where the beauty of the mountains continue to impress.

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