Day # 3 - MAFEKENG (Lesotho) to CLARINS (SA) 06kms
Today we will be biking up the west side of the country avoiding the sprawling capital of Maseru, which is located along the Mohokare River in a shallow valley below the Maloti Mountains. We will take to the trails and lesser roads to avoid the “built up” areas until we get to the bustling market town of Butha Buthe where we will refuel and then bike the final 55kms on tarmac to our next destination in the pretty little village of Clarens. En route we will cross back into South Africa through the small Caledon borderpost.
The inspiration of artists, eco-lovers and tourists who want to simply enjoy exploring this tranquil, magical landscape, Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate and is one of the most picturesque spots in South Africa.
There is a large village green surrounded by all types of small shops and businesses, including a pub popular with bikers. Our 3* hotel is within easy walking distance of all this. The staff always welcome us back and supply plentiful food for our evening meal.