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Adventure Tourism

There are plenty of alternatives to the usual pony trekking holiday in Southern Lesotho. World-class fly-fishing, mountain biking and 4x4ing trails are hidden in those wild and rugged mountains. If you like to travel rough and tough, then you are in luck.

The sheer ruggedness of the Maloti-Drakensberg attracts adventurous types to the extreme demands of this beautiful but challenging mountain wilderness. Abseil the Maletsunyane Falls, rock climb in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, ice climb in the Giant’s Castle area and ski at the Tiffindell ski resort and at Afri-Ski Leisure Kingdom in Lesotho.

Pony trekking

A fantastic way to experience the beauty of the Maloti-Drakensberg region. The Kingdom of Lesotho is famous for its sure-footed ponies that will take you deep into the heart of this rugged terrain and scenic areas that are inaccessible by other forms of tranport. Treks last anything from one hour to four days, following routes into the Maluti Mountains and visiting remote and friendly villages where visitors may stay overnight in the comfort of a traditional hut made of mud and thatch. Take day trails or overnight rides and experience traditional cultures first-hand through local guides and hosts.

Mountain Biking

This is one of the most popular adventure sports in Lesotho. The adventure lovers must go for mountain biking in Lesotho. These are well organised.On the first day of the biking tour the travelers will cover 57 kilometers.There are unique flora and fauna, zigzag roads which will lead to some higher altitudes. There are many lovely waterfalls as well.

Hiking

An extremely popular activity, the allure of hiking in this mountain range lies in its towering peaks, deep valleys, clear streams, narrow gorges and crystal-clear mountain pools. Take a leisurely valley ramble or embark upon strenuous high-altitude treks and overnight hikes.

Fishing

Fishing in Lesotho is a heavenly experience offering plenty of excitement for the angler. Fishing in Lesotho can be undertaken at numerous sites like its rivers and waterfalls which contain plenty of fish native to the region. Butha-Buthe, about 2 km from the Oxbow Lodge which is at the confluence of two major rivers, provides the suitable atmosphere owing to it's the merging of currents. These two rivers the Ts'ehlanyane and Tlholohatsi, constitute an ideal ground for catching rare fish specimens.In general the mountain river in the highlands of Lesotho offer fertile sites for freshwater fishing. Maseru which is the capital of Lesotho is another place for large scale fishing. Placed on the Mohokare river, it is bordering South Africa and contains important sites for fishing like 2 km distance from the Molimo-Nthuse river. The Senqunyane River also has good breeding grounds for fish and you will find plenty of opportunities upstream of the Marakabei Lodge. Qacha's Nek is another option. It is a district in Lesotho and the Sehlabathebe national Park which contains the Tsoelikane River flowing downstream from this area contains excellent fishing sites, besides the park ponds found here and the Leqooa River. The Thaba-Tseka main dam which contains one of the most beautiful lakes is another haven for anglers with the Mohale and Katse dams. As elsewhere in Lesotho trout fishing is very popular in the region. The main seasons for fishing in Lesotho run from September to the end of May. Some of the indigenous fish that are caught are likely to be barbel which is found in the lowland rivers and the Maloti minnow in Tsoelikana. In the highlands the tourist can catch yellowlands which are pretty common in the Lesotho Tour.

Bird Watching

From majestic raptors to exquisite little thrushes and pipits, there are over 350 bird species that call the Maloti-Drakensberg home – some of them found nowhere else in the world. This spectacular mountain region contains a multitude of habitats – from high altitude alpine sites to grassy ridges and forested rivers in the foothills – giving rise to a great diversity of birdlife. Lesotho is famous for its exotic varieties like Bush Blackcap, Dark Capped Yellow Warbler and Drakensberg Prinia, the Wattled Crane, Halfcollared Kingfisher, Orange-breasted Rockjumper and many more. Birding is concentrated in the high mountainous regions of the country. The best months for bird watching are from October through to March. Waterbirds can be seen at the Letsie Lake including all the wetlands. The waterbird, the rare Bald Ibis can be found here as well.

Skiing

Skiing in Lesotho is one of the main reasons for tourists flocking to this land locked country surrounded by the terrain of the Republic of South Africa. It is situated in a high altitude with temperatures below freezing point in winter. This facilitates ideal opportunities for Skiing in Lesotho, with the higher peaks of Lesotho experiencing snowfall throughout the year. Lesotho has a fantastic terrain with being the only state independent in the world which lies entirely above 3,300 ft. or 1000 meters above sea level. In fact 80% of the nation lies above 5, 900 feet which is equivalent to 1,800 meters above the sea level. Oxbow is the capital of Lesotho in terms of skiing, and has one important run of about 700 meters. The conditions of snow are wonderfully diverse, because of its sudden weather changes. Apart from Lesotho, the other places are Klosters which has a lot of sophistication in terms of equipment and other facilities and Maluti. The skiing season runs in these places from May to September.Please visit the afri-ski website for more information.