Sehlabathebe National Park Lesotho Trail

Bobby & Tina are your hosts and are offering a horseback adventure of a lifetime into 'The Mountain Kingdom' of Lesotho

"This horseback adventure should be on your bucket list, it's a ride you will never forget."

 

*We can create tailor made packages to suit you upon request*

Trip Length

Seven nights, although tailored packages are available

Features

- Riding ability: novice. Intermediate  - Experienced

- Minimum age 18

- Ride time per day: Up to 6h per day

- Group size: Maximum 10 + guides

- Weight limit: 14st/195 pounds/90kgs

Airport

Durban International airport

What's Included

- Transfers from Durban airport

- Accommodation

- All meals

- A well mannered mountain horse

- Champagne on arrival

- A support vehicle transporting your luggage

- A first-aid trained guide

What Isn't Included

- Travel insurance (MANDATORY)
- Riding helmets (MANDATORY)

 

 All Inclusive Price of £1,550 (including airport transfers)

Bobby & Tina are your hosts and are offering a horseback adventure of a lifetime into the Mountain
Kingdom of Lesotho.
On arrival at Durban international airport you will be collected by us and transported to St. Bernards
Peak Mountain Lodge situated in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains. A traditional South African
braai (barbeque) and champagne will be served on your arrival. Your hosts will brief you about your
upcoming Lesotho trip, give you some knowledge of the area and answer any questions.
This trail will give you the most awesome feeling of being out in wide open spaces and riding without
boundaries. We will ride through the Sehlabathebe National Park, descend down to Bushmans Nek
Borderpost into South Africa and spend the night at Silverstreams self catering accomodation.
Sehlabathebe National park is part of the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage Site and was
established in 1969. The park is 6 500 hectares at an average elevation of 2 400 meters.This Lesotho
horseback experience is unique. Lesotho’s remote and rugged countryside is spectacular and gives
the visitor that primal thrill of discovering the unknown. Experience a country which must have
given birth to the very spirit of adventure and excitement.

Day 1 – We take you to meet the horses and we allocate a horse to suit you. We will groom the
horses, saddle up, mount and be ready to hit the trail at 08:30. Sehlabathebe is situated in rural
Lesotho enabling you to experience the real Lesotho. This is an amazing ride and if we are lucky we
will see Eland (antelope), Baboons, Mountain Reedbuck and Jackal on this Trail. Along this route you
will encounter some of the most spectacular scenery you have seen. There is a reason why this is
called The Mountain Kingdom. This is approx an 8 hour ride on the escarpment of the Southern
Drakensberg mountains.

Day 2 – Today we will explore the Bushmans Nek area on horseback. Ride out to Twin pools where
we will have a picnic lunch and enjoy the beauty of the area. For those that wish to swim, the clear
mountain pools are there to be enjoyed.

Day 3 – We hit the trail today at 09:00 and climb back up the Mountain into Lesotho. Our ride takes
us into rural Lesotho today where we will stay overnight at the Project, situated in a beautiful
Lesotho village. Our accommodation for the night is rustic but comfortable. Todays ride is approx 6
hours.

Day 4 – Our return trip to St. Bernards Peak today and if you were blown away by the scenery of the
first few days then hold onto your saddle as it just gets better. This is an approx 6 hour ride.
 
Day 5 – Today is a rest day for horses and riders. There is so much to see at St. Bernards Peak
Mountain Lodge. For those that wish to explore, we will take you to visit a cave with Bushmens
paintings and swim in crystal clear waters. For those wishing to relax, you can chill by the pool.
 
Day 6 – We spend today riding exploring the St. Bernards Peak area on horseback with our host at
St. Bernards Ian. This is a beautiful ride. We will encounter different buck(antelope) species and
Zebra.
 
Day 7 – Transport back to Durban International Airport or to a place of your choice as long as it is
prearranged with Underberg horse trails and safaris.