Lesotho Expedition - South Africa

Lesotho Expedition

5 star rating   24 June 2019

Rosalyn (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing horses, people and scenery. An outstanding experience. | The riding was very well paced; an initial hour on the first day to match you on your horse and plenty of opportunities to gallop, climb and descend once you are in the swing of things. The horses are really something special - hauling riders up and down the rocky paths and managing some amazing ascents and descents.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

We ate extremely well - the team went to great lengths to produce excellent meals three times a day. Snacks were served upon arrival, with copious amounts of g & t or a hot tea.

Any limitations to the accommodation were appropriately flagged in advance - we came prepared with warm clothes for the evening and to sleep in, and knowing we'd have to walk outside on some (not all) nights to use the toilet in a different building. The team built a fire every night and we always arrived with plenty of time to enjoy the last hours of sunshine and clean up before dinner so there was never any rush. Come prepared with a battery pack, but if you're running low, the team will do their best to charge up things in the support vehicle.

The only thing I would pack in addition to what I brought is a sleeping bag for the warmth (for the winter trips) - they provide heaters and plenty of blankets, but if you are susceptible to the cold when sitting / lying still, it's a quicker way to warm up.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Perhaps some indication on seasonal variations (e.g. e didn't need bug spray in winter) but I'm really nit picking here as you asked the question - the info was very comprehensive.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

No comments - all seemed v smooth.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

I came expecting an exciting holiday where I would see great scenery and enjoy the challenging riding. These expectations were more than fulfilled but my overwhelming memories will be of the amazing team that Steve and Lulu have built at Khotso, the tremendous horses and the warmth of the villagers we met. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough.