St. James Lodge

Scheme how to get to the base

Directions to St. James FROM SANI PASS Click here to read more

Directions to St. James FROM FOURIESBERG / CALEDONESPOORT BORDER POST Click here to read more

Transfer from the place of arrival: No
Company information
Accomodation and Catering

Kind of accommodation 

  • Lodge
  • Camping
  • Rondavels
  • St. James Prices Click here to read more

    Necessary things to bring with you 

  • What to bring with to St. James:
    -Cooler box with dry ice or ice bricks
    -Meat & charcoal if you wish to braai
    -Towel and toiletries
    -Torch or mobile lamp
    -Binoculars and camera
    -Hiking boots if you enjoy walking / hiking
    -Bicycle, motorbike or ATV and then ask the host for advice on routes
    -Tracksuit pants or stretchy jeans for pony trekking
    -Cash – no cheques or credit cards will be accepted in most places
    -Extra fuel as often the towns don’t have any for weeks
    -Old clothing, childrens toys, books and blankets to donate to the local Mission, Touching Tiny Lives or to the Red Cross

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    Additional information

    Welcome to St. James

    Quietly perched on a rugged hillside overlooking the working Roman Catholic Mission of St James with a bird’s eye view over the picturesque and seemingly endless Maloti mountain range are the igneous rock buildings of St James Guest Lodge. These provide refuge to the weary traveler in this stark and remote land where the crow of the mountain rooster, bark of the shepherd’s dog and clanking bells of domestic animals wake you. The soft early light touching this kingdom in the sky encourages you to emerge from your cozy slumber and explore this enchanting but desolate land and embrace it’s rich and unique culture.
    Our comfortable but rustic self-catering accommodation is in spacious rooms and cozy rondavels and sleeps up to 17 guests.

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  • Fly fishing
  • Seasons

    Species of fish: 

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Ecotourism

    What to do at St. James:

    With a guide …

    Tour of the Church and Mission – R10pp
    Cultural Village visit and talk – R30pp
    Pony Trekking – R60 + (dependant on numbers and route)

    Without a guide …

    Sehonghong River tubing (ideal picnic sites under the Willows) – R30 tube hire for the day
    Rafolatsane Mountain hike – recommend hiking boots
    Mokhotlong town visit – 3rd world so avoid meat and dairy

    Bring your own gear …

    -Cycle – jeep and goat tracks or the main roads
    -Bike, Quad or 4x4 – lots of rock and gravel. Permission must first be gained (ask host).
    -Climb / abseil – nothing bolted but plenty anchors in a gorge full of potential
    -Kayak / raft – November to March. The Senqu River can rise metres in minutes in a mountain storm !
    -Fly fishing – Linakaneng River is best. Permission must be gained from the chief in areas close to villages.

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