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Lesotho 4x4 Tour
4 Day guided self-drive Sani Pass, Lesotho 4x4 tour
- Lodge accommodation
- Dinner and breakfast Included
- R 6 850 per person sharing
- Single Supplement at R 1 900 per person
- Guides, medic and support truck on the tour
2022 dates to be advised
The Sani Pass 4x4 Tour Itinerary
This exciting adventure is a chance for you to get in your 4x4 and drive it in the off-road terrain it was designed to be driven in! Our journey takes us through the beautiful country of Lesotho and to the infamous Sani Pass and the highest Pub in Africa.
Having arguably some of the best and most scenic 4x4 routes Southern Africa has to offer, we traverse Lesotho alongside Katse Dam and through the Black Mountains to the spectacular Sani Pass also known as “The Dragon's Tail”. Over the four day tour, you will get to see some of the most stunning scenery from the seat of your 4x4 with the peace of mind that every last detail has been taken care of by SA Adventure including a full support crew, back up vehicle, and medic.
Oxbow Lodge to Katse Lodge
We leave Oxbow Lodge after breakfast and start to head towards Katse Dam. It's Africa's second-largest man-made dam. The dam is part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which will eventually include five large dams in remote rural areas. One of the highlights of today is driving up to the viewpoint at Kowls Summit, the summit is just over 3200 meters above sea level. We head to the small village of Ha Lejone and stop off at Motebong Village situated at the very tip of Katse Dam for coffee and lunch. After lunch, we start to traverse Katse Dam via some unbelievably beautiful dirt roads to get to the Katse Dam Lodge which is our home for the evening! A warm cosy pub and a magnificent view over the Katse dam are just some of the features it has to offer!
Katse Lodge to Sani Pass Area
We start the morning by driving through Katse village past the Katse Dam wall and join the gravel road to Thaba-Tseka where we will be refuelling. The road to our fuel stop is magnificent and takes us into the Maluti Mountain range where see varying landscapes due to the change in altitude. We visit Sani Mountain Lodge today, it boasts the highest pub in Africa and you can enjoy a Maluti Lager while sitting on the deck overlooking the Sani Pass below! The road to Sani Mountain Lodge from Katse is mostly gravel with some steep inclines to work out the gearboxes of your 4x4!
Clarens to Oxbow Lodge
Our adventure starts in the picturesque little town of Clarens, which will be our meeting point and lunch stop on day one. From Clarens, it’s a short drive on good tar to the border with Lesotho. Customs at the South African/Lesotho border posts is easy and it takes only about 20 minutes to get stamped in! From here we have about 75 kilometres to the lodge where we will be staying for the night. Oxbow Lodge is situated high up in the magnificent Maluti Mountain range, where we will be treated to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Lesotho.
Sani Pass area to Nottingham Road Hotel
Sani Pass is also sometimes known as “The Dragon's Tail”. Sani Pass began as a rough mule trail along which donkeys traversed loaded with wool and mohair on the way down the pass, and blankets, clothing and maize meal on the return journey. David Alexander, whose company Mokhotlong Mountain Transport was the first to operate on the pass in 1955, opened the pass to vehicle traffic.
After a fuel stop in Himeville, we set out on our last leg of Gravel en route to our last stop Nottingham Road. The Nottingham Road Hotel is our nights stop on this tour. It has a rich history and we might even bump into the resident ghost, Charlotte.
In the morning, after breakfast, we say our farewells to our travel companions, with whom we have shared this awe-inspiring adventure and memories to last a lifetime.
"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us"
So why go on a Sani Pass Lesotho 4x4 Tour with SA Adventure?
SA Adventure has been conducting off-road tours to Lesotho and the Sani Pass since 2009. It was one of the first-ever tours that we organized and lead! Our track record speaks for itself and the relationship we have with all the lodges on this Sani Pass, Lesotho off-road 4x4 tour have been built up over many years.
We pride ourselves on safety and nothing is more important to us than your well being while on tour. We have a full support truck, guide and medic on every adventure. You can relax on your journey, and know that SA Adventure has taken care of all the details to make your experience an unforgettable one!