Activities

Things to do in the area

Local Activities & Things To Do

Take a 4x4 tour up Sani Pass into Lesotho. Ride a horse along the ridges. Hike to some of the stunning caves and waterfalls in the nearby Nature Reserve. Catch a trout on fly. Cycle the mountain bike trail through forests and along rivers. Swim in the dam on a hot summers day.  Take a picnic basket to Kenmo Lake. Tubing and canoeing in the Umzimkulu river. Visit the Himeville museum. Sip on your favorite drink in front of the fire on a cold winters night. Ask about any of the amazing facilities all around us at the reception desk.There is so much to do, you will have to come back.

Come here to relax and get away from it all.

Ask for all other local activities at the reception desk

Horse Trails

Khotso is a working horse and sheep farm located on 1300 hectares of land at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Officially known as Tretower farm, this family run business has been operating for generations.

Originally sheep were the main source of income, however the constant attacks from jackal made it almost impossible to maintain a profit. It was decided that a backpackers and horse trails were the way forward and in the early 90s, Khotso opened her doors to the first travellers.

Since then, Khotso has grown to become the most established horse trail stables in the Southern Drakensberg, the most comfortable ....

 Sani Pass Tours

The Lesotho Specialists ! Sani Pass Tours is the leading operator in Underberg , offering luxury guided 4X4 tours into Lesotho . Choose from one day Sani Pass Day Trips to 5 day overland tours into Lesotho. Join us for a TOP experience  . We will collect you free of charge from The Old Hatchery !

4 x 4 Sani Tours

The awe-inspiring Sani Pass climbs the face of the escarpment to an altitude of 2874m and into the "Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho". It is the getaway to the "Roof of Africa". The scenery is breathtaking and attracts visitors from all over the world.

Originally developed as a bridal path in 1913, the pass served as an important link between the Underberg district and the remote settlement of Mokhotlong, in north-eastern Lesotho. The first vehicle negotiated the path in 1948. It is now used for the most part by 4x4 vehicles and has become the highlight of the Southern Drakensberg.

 

Mountain Biking

At the heart of Sani Spoors is a bunch of local farmers who are passionate about mountain biking and about the beautiful area that they live in. They want locals and riders from all over the country to be able to come, experience, share and enjoy what they have here in the Underberg area.

The pristine dairy farms dotted along the Umzimkulu River and its tributaries with the cows feeding in the green pastures and with the backdrop of the Ukhahlamba Mountains and the surrounding World Heritage site is just a spectacular and magnificent setting to be out in the crisp fresh air riding on a mountain bike.

Hiking

This region is bounded on the west by magnificent wilderness areas within the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park, nearly 300 000ha. This area is core to our specialist knowledge and home to endemic plants, animals and nearly 700 Bushman rock art sites.

We offer varied tours in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle. Our tours include birding and flower tours, hikes to see Bushman rock art or the classic Sani Pass trip into the different terrain and culture of north-eastern Lesotho through an altitude rise of 1700m. We offer visits to areas from midland mist-belt forests to the alpine zones of the high Maloti Mountains.

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