Lesotho Wildcoast

Experience a 14 day holiday and experience the Wild Coast and Lesotho.

Day One

Depart Port Elizabeth 09h00. Enjoy a drive along the Sunshine Coast with visits to Port Alfred and East London. Sundowners on the spectacular cliffs of Morgan's Bay. Overnight at Morgan's Bay on the Wild Coast

Day Two

Cross the Great Kei River on a pontoon into rural Transkei, birthplace of Nelson Mandela. Follow ancient sleigh tracks in 4x4 vehicles down the path of what was almost a national suicide for the Xhosa nation and visit the "Pools of Prophecy" and for the brave of heart some cliff jumping into deep rock pools. We then tackle the challenging Kabanqaba River Crossing. Tides permitting enjoy a boat cruise or canoe trip through the most southerly mangrove forest in Africa with it's wonderful plant and bird life. Overnight at Wavecrest Hotel on the banks of the Nxaxo River.

Day Three

Enjoy a river cruise or a canoe trip through the mangrove forest and depart for Mazeppa Bay Hotel after lunch.

Day Four

A stroll on the beach and relax on the unspoiled Wild Coast. An afternoon drive to the Qora River Mouth, a rowing boat ferry for drinks at Cobb Inn and the return trip is an unforgetable experience.

Day Five

Fond farewell to the Wild Coast and depart for the spectacular Drakensberg and Maloti Mountains in Lesotho. Overnight in Himeville at the foot of the famous Sani Pass.

Day Six

Tackle the challenge of the drive up the Sani Pass into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Enjoy the view and drink in the "Highest pub in Africa". Follow the "Roof of Africa" route over the highest motorable pass in Africa at 3255m. Overnight at the new Oxbow Lodge.

Day Seven

Complete the "Roof of Africa" route to Katse Dam with a stop at the historical Liphofung Caves where King Moshoeshoe "The Great" hid during the local tribal wars and where the San and other Stone Age people left many archeological deposits of implements and rock art. Overnight at Katse Dam.

Day Eight

Visit the info centre at Katse Dam to find out more about the dam and Lesotho Highlands Water Project and then proceed on a tour into the heart of the Dam Wall itself. Enjoy the drive on the highlands roads of Lesotho to Mohale Dam, the second dam in the Highlands water scheme completed so far. Overnight at Mohale Lodge.

Day Nine

After the "God help me pass" we will briefly visit the capital of Lesotho, Maseru and then drive through the university town of Roma to overnight at Semonkong Lodge.

Day Ten

Pony trek on Basotho Ponies or drive to the Maletsenyane Waterfall which is the highest single drop fall in Southern Africa. An optional extra is an abseil down the falls, at 200m it is the highest commercial abseil in the World (Booked in advance). Spend the afternoon swimming, walking, fly-fishing for wild river trout or just chilling out on the banks of the Maletsenyane River.

Day Eleven

Depart for Malealea Lodge. After Lunch Pony trek or drive to view the Rock art of the early inhabitants of the mountain Kingdom. Visit the arts and craft centre of the local village people and enjoy their song and dance at sunset. Experience the "Real Africa".Overnight at Malealea Lodge.

Day Twelve

Depart Lesotho for Addo Elephant National Park via the Settler towns of Aliwal North and Cradock. Overnight in Addo.

Day Thirteen

We go in search of the "Big 5" with morning and afternoon Game drives or an optional game trail on horseback. The two hour night drive after dinner will ensure that your memories of your African Adventure is a lasting one. Overnight in Addo.

Day Fourteen

Depart for short trip to Port Elizabeth.