email: info@true-adventure.co.uk

call: 01730 812742

Brief

Lesotho, known as 'The Kingdom in the Sky', due to being the only country entirely above 1000 metres is surrounded by South Africa. South Africa offers huge diversity of landscape from dramatic rugged mountains to rolling grasslands and stunning coastlines of beautiful beaches. Boasting some of the best game reserves in the continent, it is home to an extensive range of wildlife including endangered species.

Highlights

See the ‘Big Five’ in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, also home to the highest population of black rhino and wild dog’s.

Trek through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Drakensberg Mountains.

Live amongst the local community whilst undertaking school based projects.

Remember, all our expeditions are created bespoke so you're not restricted by what you see here. If you're undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas.
The world really is your oyster!

Call us for more details 01730 812742 or email us at info@true-adventure.co.uk

The Expedition

Phase 1: Acclimatisation

Teams will fly into Durban or Johannesburg, then head on towards the Drakensberg Mountains. Overnighting in a hostel at the foot of the breath-taking mountain range will allow the team to acclimatise to life in Lesotho and prepare for their next phase.

Phase 2: Trek

There are many stunning treks to choose from in Lesotho and in particular around the Drakensberg Mountains. Completing the Giant’s Cup Trail is a chance to take on a physical challenge in some of the most beautiful scenery Lesotho has to offer, overnighting in huts and even spending a night in a mountain cave. Teams may be lucky enough to spot an endangered Bearded Vulture or Black and Martial eagles.

Phase 3: Project

The project phase is an incredible opportunity to work alongside local people in Lesotho, learning about the culture whilst providing a helping hand in different areas of local life. Past projects have included building a water tank for a village school, making organic community gardens, renovating classrooms and carrying out repairs on community building whilst trying out some teaching. Teams can also spend two days working on conservation at Gwahumbe game reserve.

Phase 4: Culture & Review

Hluhluwe Game Reserve (pronounced ‘scha-schlu-wey’) is the oldest existing wildlife sanctuary in South Africa, and home to all of the ‘Big Five’! The Reserve is renowned for bringing back the endangered species of black and white rhino and wild dog from extinction.

Expedition Grade

Our Lesotho with South Africa adventure is graded as moderate or level 3. However, some easier and some more challenging days can be expected when trekking giving it an overall level of 2 to 4. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy your expedition.

Expedition Type

Adventure

Project

Culture

Expedition Level

Level cover

Easy

Moderate

Hard

Facts

Terrain

Varies between coastal, forests, grasslands and mountainous regions at moderate altitude.

Weather

Comfortable subtropical climate year-round with regional variations. Cool and dry in July/August. Can be snow in the mountains in July.

Culture

Lesotho and South Africa are melting pots of diverse Western and African cultures, known as the ‘’Rainbow Nation’’.

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Here's where to start

1

Drop us a line or give us a call

We don't have a 'sales department' so any one of us may answer the phone and we're always delighted to help with your questions.
01730 812742

2

Let's meet up for a chat

We love to chat about expeditions over a cuppa! We're happy to visit you to discuss your expedition aspirations or via phone if you're short on time.

3

Launch the expedition in school

Announcing an expedition to the school is always exciting. We present to students in assembly then a week or so later to parents after school.

4

Form the team

Unlike typical school trips, we collect all applications and payments directly, reducing admin time for teachers.

Teachers, drop us a line below and we’ll call for a chat or dial:
01730 812742
chat@true-adventure.co.uk

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