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Baboon's Pass

Baboons & Dragons Lesotho Adventure


This April, join Ultimate Adventures for another incredible SA4x4 self-drive tour, taking you through Baboon’s Pass in the Maseru District of Lesotho.


Date: 14-20 April 2018

Venue: Lesotho

Cost: R6750 per person sharing

Includes: Lodge & Camping Accommodation, Dinner & 2 breakfasts

Excludes: Fuel, Lunch, Drinks, VHF radio hire

At an elevation of 2689m (8822ft), this pass near Ramabanta is one of the most remote, roughest and impassable passes in the country – more suitable for donkeys than for vehicles. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of Lesotho.

The road to the summit is extreme. Only 4x4s with high clearance should tackle this challenge. It’s not for the faint-hearted, comprising 26km of the toughest terrain in southern Africa, climbing up from an altitude of 1200m to 2689m. Much of the track consists of huge rocks and the soil only exists to create large ‘potholes’ for vehicles to suffer through.

It’s a true test of your vehicle and your stamina because the road abounds in twists and turns with wheels sometimes hanging above the precipices.

Once we’ve tackled Baboon’s Pass, and a few other challenges, we will move on to Sani Pass, which qualifies as the mother of all South African mountain passes. It out-distances and out climbs its competitors, but will soon no longer be a gravel challenge as it is being tarred.

Situated between KZN and Lesotho, the pass was built circa 1950 and remains a challenging drive in a 4×4 vehicle with all the drama, scenery, bad weather and treacherous conditions expected of a pass with a summit altitude of 2876m ASL – that’s 9400 feet (at 10 000 feet aircraft need pressurised cabins!)

This trip is only for experienced off-road drivers and vehicles with low-range and good ground clearance. Space is limited to 6 vehicles on this trip so get your bookings in early to avoid disappointment.

For more information or to book, fill out the form below.



Date:             17 March–2 April 2018

Venue:          Kaokoland, Northern Namibia

Cost:              R11 500 per person

Includes:      Accommodation & Park Fees, Dinner daily

Excludes:      Fuel, Border Costs, Drinks


Date:             27 April–6 May 2018

Venue:          Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Cost:              R10 500 per person sharing

Includes:      Lodge & Camping Accommodation, Dinner daily

Excludes:      Fuel, Lunch, Drinks, VHF radio hire, Border charges

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