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DMC Lesotho Thaba Tours

Welcome to the Mountain Kingdom – Home to mountain-biking and pony trekking!

Very little is known about Lesotho, one of Africa’s best kept secret getaways. Thaba Tours specialises in adventure excursions and expeditions. We organise mountain biking (own bikes required), pony trekking, hiking and 4×4 tours through the rugged Lesotho mountain landscapes.

This landlocked country is surrounded by South Africa with easy access from Durban or Johannesburg. Also known as Kingdom in the Sky due to its high altitude, Lesotho is mountain biking heaven! As you enter through Sani Pass, bikers get a panoramic view of Hodgson’s Peak and the Giants Cup. Every pass you cross opens up a new set of vistas. Here you will find hundreds of kilometres of top-notch mountain biking trails set between 10 000-foot peaks, along wild valleys, and through numerous remote towns. Thaba Tours has the local expertise to arrange a customised trail itinerary with overnight camping and guided by experienced Basotho tribesman.

We can manage your airport transfers from Maseru in Swaziland or Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa. We can also organise cultural tours, accommodation bookings and itineraries ranging from 1 day tours to full 15 day expeditions throughout Lesotho and the surrounding Maluti and Drakensberg mountains.

We offer business travel services for corporate or business delegations visiting the capital city Maseru and can include a social responsibility program that will positively affect the lives of the locals.

With 300 days of sunshine and the winter snow-capped peaks of the Maluti Mountains, this is a filming and photographer’s paradise. Lesotho is unspoilt and waiting to be discovered. The time to visit is now!

Top Travel Highlights in Lesotho

  • Enter Lesotho through Sani Pass which summits at 2 874 meters and enjoy a welcome drink in the Highest Pub in Africa.
  • Stay at the stone and thatch Semonkong Lodge and visit the Maletsunyane waterfall – ‘The Place of Smoke’.
  • Step off the 204m high ledge of the Maletsunyane Falls as you do the longest commercially operated single-drop abseil in the world.
  • Visit the Katse and Mohale Dams – part of the pioneering Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
  • Stay at Malealea Lodge and experience pony trekking for a day or overnight sty in the wild – overland horse riding also available.
  • Enjoy fly fishing for golden and brown trout or yellowfish.
  • The high altitude and spectacular trails make Lesotho one of the very best mountain biking getaways in the world – own bikes are required.
  • Take a 4×4 expedition and drive through Blue Mountain Pass, God Help Me Pass, Bushmans Pass and Gates to Paradise Pass –all set above 2000 meters!
  • Overland trekking and hiking trails through breathtaking hills and mountain gorges.
  • Take a cultural tour to visit the local tribal villages and Tsehlanyane National Park.
  • Winter fun at Afriski Mountain which is 3 222m above sea level – skiing, bumboarding, tubing, snowboarding and conferences up to 30 delegates.
  • Paradise for birding, photography and filming tours.

Overview of Lesotho