This small country is both landlocked and an island. It is located right in the middle of South Africa, a country with in a country, and is bordered on the North and East by the Drakensberg Mountain Range. If you are looking for a picturesque budget travel destination, then “the Kingdom in the sky”, is where you will find some of the best adventure tours. With an array of unique landscapes that range from lakes and waterfalls, to grasslands, to mountainous terrain covered in in an array of plant and wildlife, travels through Lesotho are bound to be memorable.

The Drakensberg Mountain Range

What better way to experience an adventure tour through the mountains than on top of a horse? Pony Trekking is one of the most popular activities in Lesotho – allowing visitors to truly take in the beauty of the various landscapes. Trekking is available as both day tours and camping adventures.

Between June and August, the high altitude of the mountains brings snow fall. Many tourists use this opportunity to rent ski equipment and go down the slopes of the Drakensberg. This is great for day trips and adventure tours, especially considering that Durban and St Lucia, with their white sandy beaches and warm waters are just a few hours from the mountains.

For those that would like to travel the mountains at a slower pace, the walks and hikes are breath taking along Sani Pass.

Read more below for budget tours and overland travel through Lesotho’s Kingdom in the sky.

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For more information on the “Kingdom in the sky” and the beautiful Drakensberg mountain range, click read more below and you will find our selection of top adventure and overland tours through the area.

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Read more below for budget tours and overland travel through Lesotho’s Kingdom in the sky.

410, 2017

5 Things You Need To Know About Snowboarding In Southern Africa

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Adventure Tours, Drakensburg Mountain Range, Lesotho, News|0 Comments

Afriski WinterFest Lesotho Hands up if you’ve been curious about skiing, snowboarding or just snow but it seemed too far away or expensive? Yeah, same. Until the crew at Ashanti Travel Online wised up and heard about: 1. The fact that it snows in Lesotho, one of the two quiet little kingdoms landlocked by South Africa and 2. The fact that there is a ski resort there which was holding it’s annual WinterFest music/ski/snowboard festival for the third time last month. SOLD. This is what you need to know. 1. Afriski is the highest ski resort [...]

108, 2017

One More UNESCO Heritage Site for South Africa

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Drakensberg, Drakensburg Mountain Range, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, South Africa, Tours|0 Comments

If you’ve been gunning to tick off all of South Africa’s heritage sites from your list, it’s just gotten a little longer – the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape has been inscribed as a UNESCO site. (PIC: khomanisan.com) Located in the north of South Africa at the border with Botswana and Namibia, and coinciding with the Kalahari-Gemsbok Park (collectively the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in the three countries), the area has long been home to the ǂKhomani San people, with evidence of their activity since the Stone Age. One of the last communities of San people in the country [...]

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