Drakensberg and Lesotho Tour

Johannesburg - Durban (or reverse)
Duration: 6 Days
Departs: Sandton hotels on Tuesdays at 7.30am
Returns: Your Durban hotel or at Durban International Airport

A 6 day tour which explores the mountainous region of Lesotho where you will have the opportunity to go pony 'trekking' or view the sights of Maseru; the capital of Lesotho. We spend two days taking all the splendour this region has to offer.

Leaving Lesotho along the Roof of Africa route with its spectacular views of the mountains and valleys, the tour then returns to South African soil as we journey through and compare the Northern and Southern Drakensberg before ending in Durban.

This tour is ideal for those wishing to discover the magnificent Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park (both north and south).

Daily Planner
DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - BLOEMFONTEIN

Depart Johannesburg and travel to Bloemfontein, known as "The City of Roses". Go past Thaba Nchu and Botchabelu towards the Maseru Border Gate. Enter Lesotho and arrive at your hotel.

Meals Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation

3 star Maseru Sun or similar

DAY 2: MASERU

After breakfast depart towards Blue Mountain Pass in the Lesotho mountains to spend the day enjoying pony 'trekking' (riding). For the less adventurous, spend the day at leisure at the hotel or taking in the sights and sounds of Maseru, the capital of Lesotho.

Meals Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation

3 star Maseru Sun or similar

DAY 3: MASERU - TEYA TEYANENG - BUTHA BUTHE

After an early breakfast drive along the Roof of Africa route admiring the mountains and valleys of Lesotho while ascending to over 3000m above sea level. Re-enter South Africa and arrive at your overnight destination.

Meals Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation

3 star Golden Gate Hotel or similar

DAY 4: GOLDEN GATE - QWA QWA

After Breakfast travel through the Golden Gate National Park and then on via the Oliviershoek Pass, through Bergville and Winterton. Enjoy the breathtaking mountainous scenery on the way to your overnight destination in the Northern Drakensberg.

Meals Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation

3 star Drakensberg Sun or similar

DAY 5: NORTH AND SOUTH DRAKENSBERG

Enjoy a lazy morning breakfast before you depart to experience a whole new vista of the Drakensberg. Compare the differences between the Northern and the Southern Berg regions in flora and fauna. Arrive at your destination close to Himeville in the Southern Drakensberg.

Meals Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation

3 star Penwarn Hotel or similar

DAY 6: DURBAN

Depart for you journey to Durban after breakfast. Passing through the rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal, through Ixopo to uMzinto and enjoy the wonderful views of the Indian Ocean before you reach Durban for drop off at your hotel or at Durban International Airport.

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Highlights
  • Oliviershoek Pass
  • Rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal
  • Blue Mountain Pass in Lesotho
  • Golden Gate National Park
  • Pony Trekking
  • Roof of Africa Route
  • City of Roses