Exhilarating 4x4 Driving In The Mountain Kingdom

The Lesotho Highlands offer some of the most fantastic 4×4 off road driving you will encounter anywhere in Southern Africa. It is full of beautiful mountain passes (No less than nine) and deep river valleys with tremendous scenery were ever you look. They don’t call it the roof of Africa for nothing!

4x4 Driving In Lesotho

The roads and passes themselves offer varying challenges that can test driver and vehicle alike. Most of the countries roads are little more than dirt tracks, however the road network (such as it is) is slowly upgrading in line with the main roads.

Watch out for the weather though, as Lesotho can cycle through all four seasons in a single day leaving conditions varied and in places difficult. So whether you are in 4 wheels or just 2, The Mountain Kingdom has a challenge for you that you will find both inspiring and rewarding at the end of the day.

4x4 Driving At Maliba Lodge

Your weekend warriors, your hardcore 4WDers, and everyone in between will find suitably challenging routes not only in Lesotho as a whole, but also in the immediate vicinity of Ts’ehlanyane National Park.

4x4 Driving in Lesotho

4x4 Driving Routes Around Maliba Lodge

The PDFs listed below provide guides to the different tracks available in Malibas vicinity.

Sani Pass Switchbacks Lesotho

4x4 Driving Sani Pass

Sani Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.876m (9,400ft) above the sea level, located in the western end of Kwa Zulu-Natal province of South Africa on the road between Underberg and Mokhotlong, Lesotho. It is a notoriously tricky road, which requires the use of a 4×4 vehicle. It’s a series of winding twists, hairpins, plunging drops and mind-blowing scenery. It’s one of the highest roads of the country. This route is not for the faint hearted and not for everyone. Requires experienced high level driving.