4x4 and explore the Maluti Mountains - Fouriesburg Country Inn
4×4 and explore the Maluti Mountains
Those 4×4 enthusiasts looking for an exciting and rewarding challenge will find the ideal playground in the Maluti area surrounding. The Maluti Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for a wide variety of trails Afriski lodge and Oxbow Lodge can be used as the base. There are a variety of 4×4 routes to be explored in the area with the trails offering both half and full days’ trips. Among the many trails is the one to Katse Dam and this provides an excellent opening route with the added incentive of a guided tour of the dam wall and its infrastructure.
Guests can follow the dirt road all the way to the dam wall where they will join the tar.
Another popular route takes the Koa Mine road, taking the LDMT mine turn off and on to Solani Falls Village. There is a dead-end to the road but this is a scenic setting for a picnic lunch or braai.
The old road that goes from Mapopaleng to Katse Dam is an option. It is relatively easy going for about 75% of the trip but the rest of the journey is for 4×4 vehicles only and provides a daunting challenge for experienced drivers. It is a long trip (280km), and a full day, but drivers would meet up with the tar road at Katse Dam and return to Afriski via Lejone.
Those looking for a half-day trip can follow the old road down to the Mapoka Camp site and then to Chalets in the Sky. This is an excellent 4×4 route and there are several rewarding river crossings.
The following 4×4 tracks are available to explore:
Escarpment Easy Green Route
Mont Aux Sources Route click here for more details
*Combining “escarpment easy green” with “Mount Aux Sources” to form 1 trail (guests can decide to do just one part or the other)
Towers Route – guests can choose to do it on their own, or to return from Mt Aux Sources via the Towers Trail
Chalets in the Sky Route – these are many routes combined to form one trail (guests can opt for shorter route, or to travel all the way to Mokhotlong)
Katse dam via Mapoleng Route – this is a long drive, according to Mapsource approximately 8 hours, and guests are sure to stop and take photos, so will take longer to drive it.
Letsele Pass Route
Self Drive 4×4 drives in Lesotho
Where? Enter Calendonspoorts – Lesotho
Start? JHB/ Bloemfontein/Durban
1st night at Fouriesburg Country Inn
2 nd night at either Afriski or Oxbow Lodge
3rd night at either Afriski or Oxbow Lodge – option
4th night: make Katse this your route website Katse Lodge
5th night: back at Fouriesburg Country Inn