|KHOTSO LODGE & HORSE TRAILS
|Phone:||033 701 1502
082 412 5540
Khotso has been offering horse riding in the Southern Drakensberg for well over a decade and making this most incredible activity accessible to all intrepid travellers visiting this beautiful mountain range. The largest horse trails specialist in the area, we see ourselves as the perfect basecamp both to explore and to unwind.
Founded and run by wild adventurer Steve Black, it’s no surprise that Khotso retains its crazy and welcoming attitude.
We are the only operator running regular and bespoke multi-day cross-border horseback expeditions into the untouched wilds of Lesotho and we offer a range of unique accommodation.
Whether you choose our rustic Backpackers Lodge, iconic self-catering Rondawels, pristine campsite or magnificent hand-built log cabin, we’ll have something ideal for your solo trip, your romantic getaway or your group of friends.
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.
1-hour ride - Drop in and climb to the flats of Engagement Hill where you can get a feel for riding if you're just starting out, or canter and gallop across the plateau for the experienced amongst you.
2-hour ride - One of our most popular trails, take this route to summit the highest point on the farm and take in the eagles and vultures soaring about you glancing down to the beautiful Underberg valley and over and across to the jagged peaks of the Drakensberg itself. Complimentary juice and biscuits.
3-hour ride - If you really want to get to know your steed, our 3-hour ride gives you the best chance to get acquainted with your horse and the extend of the farm and all the views it has to offer. This is the best option if you don’t do things by halves and want to get the most from your horse riding experience in the mountains. Complimentary sandwich lunch to fuel you through.
full day ride - By prior arrangement for groups of 3 or more, take the whole day and set off with the morning sun in your face and the ground open in front of you. Combined trails and lunch included as standard, escape and feel the wind through your hair as you set out on a journey you’ll never forget. Maybe stop along the way and cool off by taking a jump from our small natural waterfall into the gloriously refreshing Blues Pool?
sunset ride - A saddle bag with a few cold beers, or a fine bottle of red, or even the famous OBs sherry, cheese, crackers and nuts, ride up to Eland’s Peak for sundown and watch the magical setting of the Drakensberg be transformed as the sun sinks behind the jagged Castle Garden mountain over Lesotho and see the light and colours of the rocks change in front of your eyes. If you’re going to ride out on horseback into the mountains, you may as well do it properly.
pony - For family guests only, give the kids the feel for riding from the beginning. All accompanied by the reigns with one of our grooms or volunteers, walk alongside as your little one experiences the joy of riding their very own horse in complete safety.
There is Accommodation aplenty on Khotso Adventure Farm. Whether you are needing Self Catering Accommodation, a bunk bed Backpacker style place to sleep, or a spot to pitch your tent and camp or park your Over-Lander – Khotso has the space and the Accommodation facilities for all your Adventure or holiday needs.