xPLORE Lesotho 2022

ride the tar & gravel routes through the majestic tall mountains & narrow valleys of Lesotho
Type: Tour
Skill Level: Orange
Duration: 6 Day(s)
Approx Distance: 1400 km
Terrain: On & Off-road

Details

Meet us Friday in Clarens at 12 noon for tour briefing to departure by 13h00 for Lesotho's Caledonspoort border post. Enjoy some tar twisties, making our way to the Afriski Mountain Resort, which will be our base for 2 nights.

Day 2 we once again ride the tar routes through the majestic tall mountains and narrow valleys of Lesotho to Sani Mountain Lodge, know to many just as "SANI TOP" at 2874 meters above sea level. Here the adventurous have the option to ride down and back up the famous gravel route known as "Sani Pass". Returning in the afternoon to Afriski Mountain Resort for dinner in SKY Restaurant, the highest restaurant in Africa.

In the morning after a hearty breaky for we depart for Katse Dam on gravel routes including a picnic snack to overnight in Thaba Tseka at Motherland Guesthouse & dinner.

Day 4 we breakfast then take more twisty tar routes to Semonkong via 'God Save Me Pass', the Malentsunyane Falls, (Semonkong's No.1 attraction) they are not the tallest waterfalls at 192-meters-high and neither the greatest by volume of water, but they're attractive and worth a visit... followed by either the Basotho Heritage Blanket Tour or the Donkey Pub Crawl - weather depending. Today includes a 'slap-chips' snack lunch bought from the locals in the town of Semonkong. We overnight at one of our favourite place, Semonkong Lodge, and enjoy drinks & a 3 course dinner (included) in The Duck & Donkey Tavern.

In the morning after breakfast we pack the yumos sarmies made by the Semonkong Lodge on their traditional fired baked bread rolls (which you would have already fallen in love with the night before at dinner) and head south via Mohaleshoek Pass to Malealea on a mix of tar & gravel, enjoying the said sarmies en-route at a picturesque location, to overnight at the Malealea Lodge & a set menu dinner including dessert.

Sadly all good things must come to an end! Today we head for home exiting the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho via the Maseru bridge border post.

Until we tour again together Keep Safe & Make Life A Ride.

 

BORDER CROSSING

  • A valid passport is needed for entry into Lesotho (valid for 6 months after your date of return to South Africa).
  • A negative PCR COVID test is required, this applies to all travellers. The test must not be older than 72 hours for entry into Lesotho, which is valid for for 14 days and re-entry back into South Africa. Tests are for your own arrangement & account.
  • Have cash handy for all toll fees at the border post.
  • A valid motorcycle license is require.
  • VISAS: South Africans can get a visa stamp at the border. If you are not traveling on a South African Visa please check if you need a visa. Visas are for your own arrangement & account.

Itinerary

(Subject to change without notice)

Day 1 - Clarens, Free State to Afriski

Fri, 22 April, 2022

Meet in CLarens. Lunch for your own account before 12 noon. Rider briefing at 12 noon. Depart for the Lesotho bordeer at 13h00. Arrive at Afriski Mountain Resort for our 2 night stay & a la carte dinner at the SKY Restaurant - highest restaurant in Africa.

Day 2 - Afriski - Sani - Afriski

Sat, 23 April, 2022

After breakfast tar ride to Sani Mountain Lodge with optional ride down & up Sani Pass (border crossing for your own account). Lunch at Sani Top (own account). Return to Afriski Mountain Resort for a cold one & a la carte dinner (included/pp budget).

Day 3 - Afriski to Thaba Tseka

Sun, 24 April, 2022

Depart after breakfast & ride briefing via off-road tracks to Katse Dam including light picnic lunch en-route. Overnight in Thaba Tseka at Motherland Guesthouse & dinner (included / pp budget).

Day 4 - Thaba Tseka to Semonkong

Mon, 25 April, 2022

Breakfast then tar to Semonkong via 'God Save Me Pass', the Semonkong waterfall and either the Basotho Heritage Blanket Tour or Donkey Pub Crawl - weather depending - including local 'slap-chips' snack lunch. Overnight at Semonkong Lodge with drinks & 3 course dinner (included) in The Duck & Donkey Tavern.

Day 5 - Semonkong to Malealea

Tue, 26 April, 2022

After breakfast we depart to Malealea via Mohaleshoek Pass on a mix of tar & gravel. Packed samies from Semonkong Lodge en-route. Overnight at Melealea Lodge with set menue dinner with dessert (included).

Day 6 - Malealea to Home

Wed, 27 April, 2022

Depart Malealea Lodge after breakfast for home via Maseru Bridge border post. ** Tour Ends.

Included

5 Nights Bed & Breakfast
Nights 1/2/3 Dinner - A La Carte (R200.00pp budget)
Nights 4/5 - Dinners set menu included
Lunches on days 3/4/5
Tour t-shirt & sticker as a keepsake
Back up vehicle & trailer

Excluded

Travel cost to & from Clarens, Free State
Lunch on days 1/2/6
Drinks & Water
Fuel & Toll Fees
Medicines & Medical Expenses
Puncture repair equipment
All border fees
PCR COVID arrangements & costs
Visa arrangements & costs

Terms & Condition (Cancelation policy)

Right of admission reserved.

A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place on a tour / event.

The balance is required in full 30 days prior tour / event date.

50% of the balance payment is refundable up to 7 days prior to tour / event date.

Less than 7 days prior to tour / event date no refund what-so-ever.

One month prior to tour / event entries are subject to availability at the lodges.

Participants welcome to put their luggage in the back up vehicle at the meeting point – soft luggage ONLY no panniers or top boxes.

Participants to have own medical insurance & general insurance for themselves, their property and motorcycle (incl. Cross Border where applicable).

Open to all makes of road legal dual purpose / adventure motorcycles (600cc+), you do not need to own a BMW.

Participants are required to wear FULL protective riding gear including full face riding helmet, riding gloves, riding or ballistic jacket, riding trousers, hydro pack, motorcycle riding boots (No other boots will be allowed).

Vented and / or rain gear as weather dictates.

Arrive with a full tank of fuel.

Please make sure you are prepared for any emergencies that may arise, especially punctures.

Please make sure you have sufficient allergy and / or scheduled chronic medication and take it as prescribed.

NOTE - all COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to at the various venues by the venues and in addition to that wearing your mask, sanitizing & social distancing is totally under your control.

 

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Pricing Options

Per person sharing
Price: R 8400.00

Instructor

Thomas & Jacqui Böhm
Facilitator: Thomas & Jacqui Böhm
Accreditation: Event Hosts

Support Vehicle

VW Crew Bus & Trailer

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