12 Day – Johannesburg to Lesotho (Upper Class)

We start our safe journey heading for the largest transport museum in the history of South Africa over the past 400 years. We then make our way to Golden Gate , in the Free State near the Lesotho border, that is more famous for its landscape than for its wildlife, where we will visit the Basotho tribe that lives in the mountains, and learn about their lifestyle. From here our journey takes us to the beautiful Kingdom of Lesotho, where we will visit several national parks, historical and cultural villages, before heading for Bloemfontein, where the largest statue of Nelson Mandela stands, as well as a visit to some great museums. Then we depart to interact with different wildcats, like Lions, Cheetahs, Caracals and more. It is a great fun tour, that will take you via Kroonstad back to Johannesburg.
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Highlights:
- James Hall Museum of Transport
- Golden Gate National Park
- Basotho Cultural Museum
- Tsehlanyane National Park
- Liphofung Caves
- Dinosaur Foot Prints
- Fort Campbell War Tower
- Cultural Market
- Malealea National Park
- Jak Strydom Nature Reserve
- National Women's Museum
- War Museum
- Wild Cats Farm
- Game Drives
- Optional Activities

Day 1
Pick you up from OR Tambo international airport or surrounding lodges at 05h00. We leave for Heidelberg wimpy where we will have breakfast (own expense) before leaving for the James Hall museum of transport. This is the largest museum of transport in South-Africa, and gives a glimpse of Johannesburg’s transport history. From here we continue to Harry smith where we will enjoy lunch (own expense). After lunch we leave for golden gate national park, where we will book into our lodge and relax till dinner is served. We also book our activities for the next day. (Dinner)

Day 2
Up early, and after breakfast, we go on a museum tour and the Basotho cultural experience. On our return you do your optional activities at your own leisure. Golden gate derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold, cast by the sun on the park’s sandstone cliffs. The evening we will enjoy a hearty dinner, and relax around the camp. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3
Up at 06h00 and after an early breakfast, we set off to Caledonspoort Border post via Clarens and Fouriesburg. Lesotho is a landlocked country, surrounded on all sides by South-Africa. It is a mountainous kingdom, situated at the highest part of the Drakensberg escarpment on the eastern rim of the South African plateau. After the border we visit Liphofung caves and the Tsehlanyane national park, where we will enjoy lunch and book into our lodge. We will book our activities for the next day, and relax in the camp till dinner is served. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4
Up early, and after breakfast you do the optional activities booked by you. The Tsehlanyane national park is Lesotho’s largest national park and is located in the Maloti Mountains in Butha Buthe district. On your return from your activities we will enjoy dinner, before sharing all our experiences of the day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5
Up early, and after enjoying a nice breakfast, we leave for Hlotse where we will visit the dinosaur’s footprints and the fort Campbell war tower. From there we continue to Teyateyaneng, where we visit the cultural market, and then off to Maseru where we will enjoy lunch. From Maseru we make our way to Malealea national park, where we will book into our lodge. You can book your optional activities for the next day, before we enjoy a dinner. Malealea is a base to explore rural and remote Lesotho. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6
Up early, and after refreshing ourselves with an early breakfast, we go on a hike rate to a school/ museum visit. On our return you will spend the rest of the day at your own leisure for all the optional activities. We will also enjoy a lunch and dinner, as permitted by your activities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7
Up at 06h00, and after an early breakfast, we leave for Tellebridge border post via Mafeteng and Moyne. From the border we continue via Sterkspruit to Lady Grey, where we will enjoy lunch. After lunch we make our way to Jak Strydom nature reserve near Aliwal Noord, where we will book into our lodge and go on a game drive. We then have a nice dinner, and relax with all our stories and jokes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8
Up at 07h00, we enjoy breakfast, before leaving for Bloemfontein. On our way we will visit the “Angloboere” war museum and the national women’s monument, before we enjoy lunch at wimpy pretty gardens. We then leave for our guest farm just outside Bloemfontein, at wildcats, where we will book in and enjoy a hearty dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9
Up early, and after breakfast, we spend the day on the farm with all kinds of animals, and all the optional activities available. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10
An early rise, and after breakfast, we go to Bloemfontein to visit the old presidency, the national museum, Hertzog house and Hertzog square, where we will enjoy lunch. After lunch we continue to nova hill for the highest iconic statue of Mandela. This statue is standing 8 meters high. From here we go back to the guest farm at wildcats, relaxing and enjoying a good dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11
Up early, and after our breakfast, we leave to where we visit the Voortrekker Monument in Winburg. From here our journey goes to Kroonstad, where we will enjoy lunch and then continue to our lodge outside Kroonstad. On our arrival, and after booking into our lodge, we will go on a game drive. We will enjoy a festive dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12
Up at 06h00, and after breakfast, we leave for OR Tambo international airport, where we will arrive at about 12h00, to say our goodbyes. (Breakfast)