Lesotho Off The Beaten Path

  • Moteng Pass. Lizelle,Cara, Nica end Sarie
    Moteng Pass. Lizelle,Cara, Nica end...
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  • Moteng Pass, Louis & MW.
    Moteng Pass, Louis & MW.
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  • Moteng Pass. MW,Johan and Louis.
    Moteng Pass. MW,Johan and Louis.
    by LizelleSA

Lesotho Off The Beaten Path

  • HERDSMEN HUTS

    As you walk across the mountains of the upper Drakensberg reaches on your Grand Traverse, the World of Lesotho looks completely empty. Look again, only harder. Hidden away in most little valleys, you will come across little huts with stone kralls nearby. Most of the time, the huts will be empty. The huts can be difficult to see much of the time the...

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  • This country

    I would say that all this country is a bit of ‘Off the Beaten Path’. The amount of tourism is small and so is the facilities and possibilities, so where ever you will go you will feel almost as an explorer of the country.

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  • DIAMOND MINES

    Far off on the horizon, as you wander along your Drakensberg Traverse, your gaze falls upon a group of small buildings built atop a mountain in the literal middle of nowhere. This is the famous diamond mine of Letseng-La-Terral which was re-opened in 2004. Monster diamonds have come out from here - in 1967 a 601 carat stone was found; in 2006, a...

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  • Seize the moment

    If you get bogged down by the snow on your way up one of the many mountain passes, don't despair. Create your own fun in the snow while you wait! Why wait to get to your destination to have fun and visit with friends?

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  • Road? What road?

    There may be a paved road that crosses Lesotho, but we never found it. At the end of a full day of dirt track, through villages and mountains, we finally came to a paved road, but it wasn't the main road.

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  • Ski in Africa

    It's not often one associates skiing with southern Africa, but that is exactly what you can do in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Nestled in the majestic beauty of the Maluti Mountains, Afri-Ski provides a very adequate 1000m slope 3222 above sea level that will challenge the beginner and satisfy the veteran.The best time to go is July, August...

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  • One big off the beaten track country!

    There's not much in Lesotho that's ON the track. There are less than ten big towns, and you don't have to do much to miss them, if you want. At the same time, there are very few places where you wont' see at least a lone herdboy next to the road, tending his cattle and sheep. Oftern you'll stop and the only sound will be the far-off sound of...

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  • Ha Baroana Rock Paintings

    Some 5.5 km along a gravel road north of the main Mountain Road, and 39 km east of Maseru, is a vantage point over the Liphiring Stream facing an overhanging rock called Ha Baroana - the home of the bushmen. Here the San have left us a magnificent gallery of paintings of animals such as leopard, lion and eland, as well as blue crane and guineafowl....

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  • Sani Pass

    The Lesotho border post is at Sani Top, then the road drops down the torturous zig-zags of the Sani Pass as the road descends from the mountain plateau down the Drakensberg mountains and into the South African province of KwaZulu Natal. The Sani Pass was originally a bridle trail for pack animals and was opened up to vehicle transport in the...

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  • Ribaneng Falls

    Approximately ninety minutes hike from the village of Ribaneng in the Thaba Putsoa region and you find these wonderful waterfalls. Just under 100m high with a cool pool at the base. The path to the falls involves a bit of fighting your way through bushes and the rocks on the approach to the falls are slippery .. take care.

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  • Lesotho horse walk continues

    You will tread stream and mountian peaks, sleep in a rondavel, see snow cappped mountains that you can technically ski if you get your gear up there (we did on another journey).

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  • Horseback through the Mountains

    You can rent horses and a guide and take a 3 day trek through the Lesotho mountains, backpacking, sleeping under the stars, gnawing mounds of biltong. You will cling to the neck fo your sure footed steed as it hangs from the edges of cliffs, finding its way through the rocks and crags.

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  • Climb Thabana-Ntlenyana, 3,841m

    Climbing from Sani Pass in the afternoon we camped out at around 3,500m. From there we made the ascent and headed down in to the Sakeng valley where we camped a second night. We followed the Sakeng river down to the road.Web site included has detailed maps of Mokhotlong district get a copy as we didn't have one and there are no marked trails when...

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  • Anywhere you go

    Just about anywhere you go outside the towns is off the beaten track. Many villages are not accessible by road and can only be reached on foot or on horseback. You will not meet many other tourists.

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  • Most travelers think, there...

    Most travelers think, there are only the Malealea Lodge and the Sani Top Chalet in Lesotho. Nice lodges and places to stay, no doubt. But there are so many more places of great interest everywhere in Lesotho. Just go and explore them by yourself. For example the new Tsehlanyane Nationalpark near Butha-Buthe. Bushcamp tents, camp site, self-catering...

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  • REALLY, THE WHOLE AREA OF...

    REALLY, THE WHOLE AREA OF LESOTHO ARRIVED AT BY GOING OVER SANI PASS IS OFF THE BEATEN TRACK. NOTHING BUT THE CHALET, A FEW HUTS, SOME SHEPPARDS, AND LOTS OF SHEEP.

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  • THE HIGH POINT OF LESOTHO IS...

    THE HIGH POINT OF LESOTHO IS THABANA-NTLENYANA, WHICH CAN BE DONE IN ONE DAY FROM SANI TOP CHALET (THE HIKE IS EITHER 12 OR 15 KILOMETERS, ONE WAY). ELEVATION IS 11,424 FEET (3482 METERS). HERE IS A STORY OF A CLIMB FROM THE WEB: Malefiloane, Kingdom of Lesotho, Africa: At 8,300 feet the airstrip clings high to the side of a mountain. The local...

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  • IT RAINED FREQUENTLY DURING MY...

    IT RAINED FREQUENTLY DURING MY TWO DAY STAY IN THE COUNTRY. HENCE, ENHANCED WATERFALLING...

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