We know it’s always the little-known roads that offer the surprises. Sometimes the surprise is more than you bargained for.
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Driving to Cape Town? Try this three-day route from Joburg. It’s packed with great gravel roads for adventure bikers, but you can do a tar version in your sedan too.
This is one for the bucket list. Half in South Africa, half in Lesotho, this route has more mountain passes than you can waggle a wheel spanner at.
Southern Lesotho has a surprising archaeological history and was once the domain of dinosaurs. This route ensures you can find their prehistoric tracks.
There’s nothing on Earth quite like lemur tracking. Except the guides who take you to do it.
In the south of Lesotho, grand rivers converge and swirl and, in the right season, pitch off high plateaus. Follow waterfalls on this challenging 4X4 route.
It might be Katse’s little brother, but that doesn’t make Lesotho’s Mohale Dam any less exciting. This overnight trip is for intrepid off-roaders.
Sehlabathebe National Park is one of three parks in Lesotho. Located in the east, where the Maloti Mountains greet the sunrise, it’s a compact wilderness.
Ts’ehlanyane National Park is a marvellous high-altitude park with floral rarities, indigenous woodlands and is a real highlight for nature lovers.
There’s an off-the-beaten-track loop in Lesotho’s grand north that combines the quiet isolation of the Maloti Mountains with some fun 4X4 driving.