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KHOTSO ADVENTURE GUEST FARM PRESS KIT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. HORSE RIDES
    • 1-5 Hour Horse Ride
    • Lesotho Adventure on Horseback
  2. ACCOMMODATION
    • Self-Catering
    • Back Packers Lodge
    • The Lodge
  3. ENDURANCE TRAIL RUNNING
  4. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
  5. MEDIA PRESS RELEASES
  6. ONLINE PRESENCE
  7. PRICE LIST
  8. PHOTOS
  9. CONTACT DETAILS

 

  1. HORSE RIDES
    • – 1-5 Hour Horse Ride: The best horse trails in the Southern Drakensberg is what we can offer you. All our horses are well trained so that we can accommodate any level of experience. Your expert guide will take you on a 1 hour horse trail, ideal for beginners, a 2 hour horse trail for intermediate to experienced or 3 to 5 hours with complimentary picnic lunch for a true horse adventure. For all the above options there are plenty of opportunities to take your horse for a ‘run’ or canter if you feel up to it.

 

  • Lesotho Adventure on Horseback: The best horse trails in the Southern Drakensberg is what we can offer you. All our horses are well trained so that we can accommodate any level of experience.

 

 

DAY I – starts at the farm with a full cooked breakfast, sometime between 7 and 8 am. We then

transport the horses and the guests to Bushman’s Nek Pass where we saddle up and hop on the

horses. We ride across the border and start the trail. After a nice easy start ascending the Bushmans Nek Pass up the mountain. We climb 1000 m up the pass and reach a plateau where we have lunch. At this stage you have entered Lesotho. We continue the ride past amazing rock formations and stay at our lodge “the croft” in a town just outside the park call Belabetse. The lodge is relatively plush, though still basic. The lodge is on top of a mountain with a full view of the gorge, just a 5 minute walk there is a huge cave with the most spectacular views available.

DAY II – We have a nice easy start with a full breakfast and continue to ride down to the clear blue river and follow her into the gorge. There are lots of opportunities to see Bushman paintings and beautiful views. Out of the gorge, we go up to the top of the mountain to the secret lake, with a variety of rare birds, such as the crested crane. That night we stay in Ha Semanyane village, where you’ll have the chance to check out the local shop, try some of the local home brew beer and generally experience Basotho village life.

DAY III – Having sampled the amazing Lesotho bread for breakfast, we head out, returning via a

largely different route from the way up. We go through the ‘Valley of the Wild Horses’  (yes, where

there are wild horses!) and stop at the Tsoelikane waterfall. Offering further opportunities for

exhilarating gallops, the day ends around 4 pm back at the farm, where a hot shower and a home

cooked meal await you.

TO BRING:

PASSPORT!

Light rain gear

Good hiking shoes/boots

Comfortable jeans

Warm clothes in winter time (gloves, hats, thermals)

Sun screen

Lip balm

Everything you will take will have to fit in a saddle bag, as well as food for dinner etc. Hence, packing

light is essential. NB: we stay in lodges so all bedding is provided.

 

  1. ACCOMMODATION
    • Self-Catering: RONDAWELS Find peace and tranquillity in our rondawels for up to 6 guests. All tastefully furnished they each have a double room, a shower room and toilet, an open plan kitchen and lounge area and a further 4 single beds on the first floor. Each equipped with private braai area, they are ideally suited for families or small groups of friends.
    • Back Packers Lodge: Calling all fun / interesting / relaxed / easy / cool / slightly crazy / fully certified people. Get your asses over and come play at Khotso backpackers. We can offer you the most amazing, chilled out spot in the country, if not the Southern Hemisphere, (hence why the staff here showed up some time long ago and never left).
    • The Lodge: Our beautiful log cabin sleeps up to 24 guests. Downstairs there is a large open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge. 2 bathrooms and toilets and an outdoor shower for hot days. Outside you will find a large fire pit for braais and campfires.

 

  1. ENDURANCE TRAIL RUNNING

With the onset of endurance sports gaining popularity, Lesotho Adventures offers a globally unique opportunity to experience Endurance Trail Running on the mountain trails of Lesotho. Guided by the legendary Steve Black (to view Steve Black’s running pedigree please visit his blog, the link is on the bottom of this page) this experience will see you running an average of 40 km a day, with an option to also run for a third day…if left to Steve you might accidentally run for much longer.

The general trails (as the mountains are riddled with game trails) follow pretty much the same route as the horse trails, but are not limited as a human can clamber inclines a lot faster than a horse can. Weather also plays a very important part in deciding what route / trail to run, and as the weather can be extremely unpredictable it’s never a wise move to settle on one specific route.

Obviously to be able to run an Ultra Marathon over the course of two days in a High Altitude Mountain environment requires a fair amount of experience, and is treated as a serious endeavour. Warm and comfortable sleeping arrangements are taken care of, leaving the runners very little to carry on their persons. Light but warm rain resistant clothes are recommended as is protection from the sun.

  1. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Khotso Horse Trails has a long standing relationship with the World Challenge school groups where trekking into the mountains of Lesotho involves improving the lives of many Basotho people. In conjunction with Khotso there have been schools built, educations funded and numerous other infrastructural improvements made in the villages otherwise isolated from civilisation.

  1. MEDIA PRESS RELEASES

 

Khotso has been very blessed to regularly get a lot of positive press coverage from various travel publications and national weeklies. For a complete list of updated articles, mentions and guide book inclusions please visit out blog URL: http://lesothotrails.wordpress.com/news-media/

Lesotho Horse Trail Adventure labelled the second best Adventure in Southern Africa by Sunday Times “Wild Weekends” Guide

 

  1. ONLINE PRESENCE

Khotso is proud to have two website representing their interests in South Africa as well as Lesotho.

www.khotsotrails.co.za

www.lesothoadventure.co.za

Also there is the blog that is regularly updated with regards to news, articles, and things happening on the farm as well.

http://lesothotrails.wordpress.com/

We are also represented on:

Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g312609-d3167992-Reviews-Khotso_Adventure_Farm-Underberg_KwaZulu_Natal.html

Facebook (Khotso): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Khotso-Horse-Trails-and-Backpackers/

Facebook (Lesotho Adventure): https://www.facebook.com/LesothoAdventures

Twitter: @Khotso_Trails – https://twitter.com/Khotso_Trails

  1. PRICELIST

ACCOMODATION:

Log cabin:                                                                           R 200pp (R 2400 if < 12 pp, children 165)

Rondawel:                                                                          R 220pp (children 180)

Rondawel 2 PAX:                                                               R 650 pn

Backpackers:                                                                     R 130 pp

Double/Single room:                                                        R 380 per room

En Suite:                                                                             R 480 per room

Camping:                                                                            R 90 pp

HORSE RIDES:

1 hour:                                                                               R 150

2 hour: (incl. tea/biscuits)                                              R 300

3 hour: (incl. lunch)                                                         R 395

Full day: (incl. lunch)                                                       R 500

Pony ride: 50 (20 min.)                                                   R 60

 

LESOTHO:

2 day:                                                                                    R 2800 per person

3 day:                                                                                    R 4200 per person

Longer Trips:                                                                       R1400pppd

 

MEALS:

Breakfast/lunch:                                                                 R45

Dinner:                                                                                 R80

 

OTHER:

WIFI:                                   R30 per day

Firewood:                          R50 per bag

Town drops:                       FREE

From/to Kokstad              R300

To Giants Cup                    R200

To Bushman’s                    R250

 

  1. PHOTOS

It includes updated photos of all out current activities, our favorites and also photos submitted by our friends.

 

  1. CONTACT DETAILS

If you would like to contact us for more information please make use of the following contact details below:

OFFICE: Telephone: 033 701 1502 Mobile: 082 412 5540 Email: info@khotso.co.za