A full-day excursion to QwaQwa, comprising Walking, Game Viewing and Heritage/Cultural Tours.
09h00 to 10h15 (Basotho Cultural Village Museum):
Take an open-air museum tour and learn about the interesting lifestyle of the Basotho people from the 18th Century to the present. Experience a consultation with a Sangoma and enjoy an authentic Basotho food tasting where you could be rewarded with sampling one of South Africa’s favourite traditional meals ’pap and morogo’ (spinach).
10h15 to 10h45 (Visit Chief Mopeli’s Royal Ground):
Learn how Chief Mopeli Paulus Mokhachane managed to ensure peace between the Basotho and the Boers and how QwaQwa became a village.
10h45 to 11h45 (Metebong):
Take a walk with rural shepherds as you listen to their folklores and experience their mysterious lifestyle. The shepherds of Metebong still live as they did over 100 years ago, largely uninfluenced by modernity.
11h45 to 13h15 (Witsieshoek Hotel):
Enjoy lunch for your own account at the highest hotel in the Free State while gazing at the famous Majestic Drakensberg Mountain Amphitheatre. Afterwards, visit a vulture restaurant if you are lucky, you’ll be able to see the hotel rangers feed these impressive predatory birds.
13h15 to 15h15 (Scenic drive to Monontsha border post):
This drive takes you through the rural villages where you will meet the locals, taste some home-brewed beer and dance to vibrant indigenous music. The border post is situated at an altitude of +2000m above sea level, and boasts an amazing view of QwaQwa and the Drakensberg mountains.
15h15 to 18h00 (Heuwel Kop Sun Downer):
End the tour with a game drive at Heuwel Kop farm, and reminisce over the day’s unique Basotho experiences over a sundowners.