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3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« on: October 08, 2015, 12:03:33 pm »
Hi,

I am looking for accommodation at or close to 3000m (above 2500m) altitude in Lesotho.
Do any of you know such a place quickly accessible from Johannesburg for a weekend stay?

I have a gap to do this in one of the next 3 weekends.
I would really appreciate some help.

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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 12:26:16 pm »
Afriski is 3070m
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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 01:00:27 pm »
+1 Afriski, Oxbow lodge is above 2500m.
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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 01:58:07 pm »
uP SANI THE HIGHEST bar in Africa has cheap accomo aswell.
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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 03:19:28 pm »
Thank you for the suggestions chaps, I will check them out.

The last time I stayed at Oxbow I came out armless and legless...place was flippen expensive for nothing!

I was hoping for something new or even less "popular".

I am doing the Lesotho Ultra Trail at the end of November and I am now at a point in my training where I need to test my lungs at high altitude. So I want to pop into Lesotho and do some hill sprints.

So please write back if anymore place come to your minds...mean time I'm scanning google earth  ;)

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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 03:25:55 pm »
It might be cheaper just to buy a Altitude mask.

I won one at a race but gave it to a guy that was training for Skyrun that could use some help.
Come to think of it I could have used it to train for 4Peaks... Fark that race almost killed me.

http://www.altitudemask.co.za/
 

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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 03:27:57 pm »
Sani Top Chalet / Sani Mountain Lodge comes to mind. 2850m if I'm not mistaken, lekker views, that pub, and reasonably easy access depending what you're driving/riding....
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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 03:56:37 pm »
If you want to go budget - st. James Lodge.  Not much in the way of amenities though.  ~2500m
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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 04:15:28 pm »
Im prepared to hire you my timeshare accommodation I have for only R1500 per night:

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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 04:31:39 pm »
It might be cheaper just to buy a Altitude mask.

I won one at a race but gave it to a guy that was training for Skyrun that could use some help.
Come to think of it I could have used it to train for 4Peaks... Fark that race almost killed me.

http://www.altitudemask.co.za/

Look I am not a medic but the little I read about the challenges that altitude present is that the partial pressure of oxygen is low - equates to reduced oxygen to the muscles. So increasing air resistance at our home altitude cant simulate that accurately, at best it creates physical resistance to lung function muscles - something like that. It makes some sense to me  :).


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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 04:37:19 pm »
Also, Sani Top chalets are a really attractive option. If not this time would love to go run the border there soon. From SA border to Lesotho is only 8k (1000m climb). The 10km trail at the top, northwards along the border looks interesting.

Anyway, I want to check Golden Gate. May be they have a trail that climbs high enough, never been there before.
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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 05:28:58 pm »
It might be cheaper just to buy a Altitude mask.

I won one at a race but gave it to a guy that was training for Skyrun that could use some help.
Come to think of it I could have used it to train for 4Peaks... Fark that race almost killed me.

http://www.altitudemask.co.za/

Look I am not a medic but the little I read about the challenges that altitude present is that the partial pressure of oxygen is low - equates to reduced oxygen to the muscles. So increasing air resistance at our home altitude cant simulate that accurately, at best it creates physical resistance to lung function muscles - something like that. It makes some sense to me  :).




You are 100% correct this will not be the same as training at altitude what it will do is train you lungs to work harder to get air and that will help when you are tired at altitude.
 

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Re: 3000m Altitude in Lesotho
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2015, 03:28:09 pm »
Consider going up the Amphitheatre. Should be around 3000m on top, borders Lesotho, you can camp there.