LESOTHO SKYRIDE
Exciting horse trails into the beautiful mountain kingdom of Lesotho

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Lesotho Mountain Horse Trails

A spectacular and adventurous summer horse trail offering a truly unique experience. Riding from the South African Drakensberg to the  southern border of the Lesotho mountain kingdom we rest overnight in a tented camp in the spectacular and unexplored region of Telle Falls. 

 

This unforgettable route includes mountains, rivers, passes and veld. With no fences in sight and majestic valleys to explore there is truly no better way to spend a day on a horse. The riding trail can be tailored to the level of the group so confident beginners will be able to manage and there will be opportunties for more experienced riders to enjoy fast canters. 

 



Lesotho Skyride

ARRIVAL
Arrive Kernow Farm for welcome drinks and a briefing. During the afternoon you can get to know our lovely horses, take a walk in the mountains or simply relax. Enjoy a  home-cooked meal and a good night's sleep in nearby farmhouse cottage.
 
 


Lesotho Mountains

 

 

Lesotho overnight camp

 


Lesotho Horse Camping

1-DAY TRAIL RIDE AND OVERNIGHT CAMP
After  breakfast we will meet at Kernow where your vehicle will be securely stored. You will then be transported to  the departure point where will introduce you to your horse, selected according to your height/weight and horse riding experience. We will ride for 6-7 hours through rivers, up craggy mountain paths and through stunningly beautiful valleys with cascading waterfalls. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed at a scenic spot en-route.

 

We will arrive at Nomlengana in the Telle Falls Valley in the late afternoon where we have established a wonderful tented camp. This remote and unspoiled valley in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho is Africa at it's purest and most spectacular. The tents are set adjacent to traditional Basotho-style huts housing the kitchen, lapa and ablutions.

 

After welcome drinks you can enjoy a steamy hot shower, go for a walk or just relax before a delicious braaied supper. After breakfast the following morning you and your luggage will be transported back to Kernow to collect your vehicle. 

 


Maluti Mountains

 

 


Horse Riding Lesotho

 

 

2-DAY TRAIL RIDE AND OVERNIGHT CAMP
Arrival and first day's ride follow the itinerary described above. After dinner at the tented camp, there will be an additional briefing covering the second day's ride.

 

After breakfast, we will saddle up the horses and set out on another exciting trail ride of approx 5-6 hours. The return journey starts along the beautiful rivers of the Danger's Hoek valley before climbing up to Lundean's Nek where awesome views of the Lesotho mountains can be enjoyed. A picnic lunch will be served at a scenic location en-route. On arrival back at Kernow there will be an opportunity for all guests to go and freshen up at their B&Bs before returning for dinner, a few drinks and a chance to reminisce about the previous two days' exhilarating African adventure. 

 

 

Drakensberg swimming

EXTENSION OPTIONS
For those wanting to spend a few more days in the area there is a good choice of tranquil guest farms and plenty of other activities to enjoy. Contact us for further information about things to do and places to stay in the Eastern Cape Drakensberg.

  



 Horse trekking Lesotho

 

OUR HORSES
The horses that we use for  trails are mainly mixed breed, combining Arab, Boerperd and Basotho lines to produce a tough and hardy type that handles our terrain and climate well. Our horses are also used for checking stock and their varied lifestyle means that they are well-schooled, willing trail horses, happy in their work. All were born in this area meaning that they know the terrain like the back of their hoof! We pride ourselves in owning well-cared for horses.

 

Mountain Horse Trails

YOUR GUIDES & EQUIPMENT 
At all times you will be guided by highly experienced horse riders who know the region and terrain well. Both Kathy and Scott have ridden all their lives, adore working with horses and can give you plenty of tips to grow your confidence and riding skills. 
Our saddlery is a mix of English and trail saddles and we take the utmost care in maintaining all equipment in good condition to ensure comfort for the horses and safety for our riders. Head protection is provided and we highly recommend that it is used at all times.

 

QUOTATION

TOTAL TOUR PRICE
1-day ride and overnight camp: R1,950 per person
2-day ride and overnight camp: R2,950 per person
 
 
All pricing is based on a minimum of 4 riders 

 
This quotation includes:
  • üUse of horses and equipment
  • üProfessional guiding
  • ü1 night's Tented camp accommodation
  • Guest Farm accommodation
    (1 night for 1 day ride, 2 nights for 2 day ride)
  • üHearty Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Transportation of luggage to overnight camp
  • Shuttle back to start point for 1-day ride

We pride ourselves on providing a flexible service and all horse trails can be tailored to your requirements.

 

TRAIL
DATES

The Lesotho Skyride operates from October to April. For winter trails, see our 3 day Mountain Farm B&B Horse Trail. Our next scheduled horse trails can be found on our Calendar of Trails and Events.  If these dates don't suit your plans, then by all means contact us and we will try to accommodate your requirements.

 
WILD MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ITINERARY AT ANY TIME TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND COMFORT OF OUR GUESTS

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