Hike to Thabana Ntlenyana (highest point in Southern Africa 3482m)

Hike to Thabana Ntlenyana (highest point in Southern Africa 3482m)

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DAY 1: Travel by 4×4 vehicle up Sani Pass and into Lesotho (passports essential (Please click here for Lesotho visa requirements and South African Entry/Exit regulations)). Arrive at No. 10 Riverside where we stay the night at the home of the Nkune family. Get a real taste of Basotho culture.

DAY 2: Depart on foot for Thabana Ntlenyana. Luggage can be carried by packhorses. Overnight in a shepherds dwelling (“motebo”).

DAY 3: Hike to the peak itself, return to the motebo for the night

DAY 4: Return on foot to No. 10 Riverside and return by 4×4 vehicle to Sani Lodge


  1. Please download the kit list and the food list for guided hiking (click on the links)
  2. Prices is all inclusive of guiding, transport, accommodation, food and supporting pack animals to carry luggage.
  3. Hikers are required to supply their own rucksacks, day packs, sleeping bags as well as warm clothing and rain gear. The overnight stops are at very high altitude, and so clothing and sleeping bags will need to be warm enough to cope with sub-zero temperatures at any time of the year, but especially during the winter months. Beanies, hats and sunscreen are also required.
  4. While there are extremely basic shepherd’s dwellings called motebos to overnight in, hikers may prefer to sleep in a tent and to camp in these, especially if they suffer from hayfever as the motebos are sometimes dusty. Either bring your own or hire a 2 person tent from us at R100 per tent. Roll mats are also available to hire at R20 each.


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