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05 Adventures to Try Out in Lesotho – A Country Reaching Out to the Sky

Cocooned within South Africa, the kingdom of Lesotho is a land-locked region. The entire country located at an elevation of a 1,000m is known as the Kingdom of Sky, made up of the Maloti Mountains.


Relish a Visit to Maseru

The name in Sesotho translates to Place of the Sandstone; this is the capital of Lesotho. Located within the Caledon River region, this beautiful city boasts a population of just 227,880. There the culture buff and curious tourists have a range of places to visit, including, the National Museum, exploring the residence of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisilis and admiring the exquisite architecture of the Royal Palace. Maseru offers a range of world class accommodation options and is probably the best place to find international hotel chains including the likes of AVANI Hotels & Resorts.


Enjoy a Rugged 4X4 Journey Across Sani Pass

The Sani Pass falls between the roads of Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal. Loved for its adventurous streak by all 4X4 enthusiasts, this was originally a mule track. Hence, as you may have guessed, the path is a rugged, one which twists and winds its way across the fabulous Kingdom of Sky. Definitely one of the best things to do in Lesotho, a 4X4 excursion is a must for the adrenaline hungry adventurer; it is set at an elevation of 2,873 metres. Expect stunning views across the region made up of gorgeous fields of blossoms in summer and frozen waterfalls and snow in the winter. If you are up for testing your driving skills, then do book a tour and head on out to Sani Pass with the help of a skilled tour operator.


Enjoy a Drink at Africa's Highest Placed Pub

And why not, when in the Kingdom of Sky; one cannot miss a chance to kick back and relax with a glass of beer at the Sani Top Chalet. This is South Africa's highest placed pub, where people from all walks of life meet up for a friendly chat. The cosy bar is perfect for enjoying a relaxed evening, while a fine selection of food, excellent drinks and stunning views of the region, promise to seal the deal.


Have Fun On a Pony Adventure

Enjoy behaving like a typical, local and trek across the mountainous paths of Lesotho, on the back of a pony. The Basotho ponies of the region are surefooted and relied on since days of yore, to travel across the mountain passes. You can choose from a wide range of treks which will last an hour or even seven days, the choice depends on how adventurous you feel. Check out the regions of Mohales and Moyeni, best known for its pony tours.


Absorb Traditional Basotho Lifestyles

Visit a traditional Basotho village and explore the fascinating charms of local art, traditions and hospitality. There you can observe how comforts and daily practices are performed in aesthetic settings; especially reflected in the straw hats and very colourful blankets, the Basotho people wear as protection against the cold.