Lesotho with South Africa

2-3 weeks in 

Lion in sun, South Africa
Local man in local dress, with livestock
Horse riding in Lesotho
Rugged mountains and rolling grassland create a truly spectacular landscape. Whether travelling on horseback, spending a night in a mountain cave or viewing the ‘Big Five’, it is an incredible opportunity to experience nature at its most impressive.


  • Travel to your project site on horseback
  • A chance to spot the ‘Big Five’ on safari
  • Witness breath-taking landscapes at every glance
  • Spend a night in a mountain cave
  • Work alongside amazing communities on one of our projects


All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!


  • Experience a very different culture

    While spending time in the foothills of the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains, students can learn Sosotho while soaking up the atmosphere beside the fire. It is a wonderful opportunity to become fully immersed in the traditional rural farm culture of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

  • Explore a new landscape

    There are many stunning treks to choose from in Lesotho, in particular among the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains, which take you through the most magnificent scenery. Follow the Giant’s Cup Trail for a challenging trek which passes rock pools, caves and historic Bushman paintings. The team could even spend a night in a mountain cave, with a chance to spot the endangered local wildlife.

  • Be part of a global community

    Travelling across international borders on horseback to your project in Lesotho is an unforgettable experience. It also gives students a fantastic opportunity to learn about mountain life in rural communities. Teams can work on a sustainable project chosen in consultation with the community. These projects might include erecting water tanks for village schools, constructing community gardens, or carrying out repairs on local buildings.

  • Appreciate something incredible

    Hluhluwe Game Reserve is the oldest existing wildlife sanctuary in South Africa and is home to all of the ‘Big Five’. Spend a day on safari exploring the beautiful landscapes and spotting incredible wildlife as they roam in their natural habitat. A surefire way to create lasting memories!

What to expect

  • Terrain

    The terrain includes coastal, forest, grassland and mountainous regions. With such variation, there are treks to suit all teams and abilities.

  • Culture

    Famously known as the ‘Rainbow Nation’ this region is a melting pot of diverse Western and African cultures.

  • Weather

    There is a subtropical climate year-round with regional variations. July and August are the cool and dry months, with a chance to see snow high in the Drakensburg mountains.

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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