Explore the “Kingdom in the Sky”
This tour will take you up Sani Pass and further on into a village in the Mountain Kingdom, called Mokhotlong, allowing you to explore more of Lesotho in just a day!
It’s the perfect mix of nature, culture and history; enjoy Lesotho’s natural flora and fauna, driving past the highest peak Southern Africa, dive into the culture of the Basotho people in this historical trading post and take a peek into history by getting to see the old buildings that pack lots of history into this small village.
Why go further into Lesotho?
Our top-ranked Sani Pass tour is very popular as it explores the Sani Pass summiting into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho! However, if you have more time, its really worth your while going on our full-day tour into Lesotho. With the extra time that we have, we get to travel beyond Sani Top and into the more populated areas of Mokhotlong. Experience real Basotho-life!
We summit some of the highest peaks south of Kilimanjaro! Black Mountain pass is an incredible sight at 3240m ASL – it often sees snows in Winter and sometimes even in Summer. As you descend into the valleys below you start seeing the remote villages around Mokhotlong.
Great Value Immersive Experience into the heart of Remote Lesotho
We pack coffee/tea, snacks and a hearty lunch that you enjoy over beautiful Mountain Vista’s.
Included in the price is Basotho Pony-Trekking in the foothills near Mokhotlong with your guide – who lives in and loves this area and shares stories about rural life in the mountains OR an immersive cultural experience – a short hike brings you to the heart of a homestead where we learn so much from these friendly and warm people who have been living in the same way for many years.
All of these activities are much longer than what we could offer on our shorter tour.
To keep this amazing experience unique and intimate we usually take your group privately or if you are a couple, we on occasion may join you with another couple.
When booking please let us know which activity you would prefer and if you have any special dietary requirements, this will help us to plan for your tour.
Special rates are available for pensioners and children under 12, please contact us for more information.
Special Group Rates for the Lesotho Day Tour
4 – 5 guests use the coupon 4upsani to get a 10% discount
6 or more guests get a 20% discount, simply add the coupon 6upsani on checkout!
We look forward to hosting you on your Lesotho Adventure!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Himeville/Underberg – We arrange our departures from our day tours office at the Stables Market Place on the Sani Road, just outside the village of Himeville (view map), alternatively we can pick you up from your accommodation.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 7.45 AM for a prompt departure at 8.00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6.00 PM.|
|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.|
|DO NOT FORGET||Your passports (and VISA if required)
Unabridged birth certificate for under 18’s
|VISA REQUIREMENTS||Please click here for Lesotho VISA requirements.|
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’.
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.
|Tour Options||OPTION 1: Pony trek through the Lesotho highlands OPTION 2: Immerse yourself into Lesotho\’s culture|