RR Sport to Africa’s highest pub
Sam Philip heads to Lesotho in a Range Rover Sport for a pint. Because... well, why not?
Posted: 03 Jan 2014
But there's a far more important reason for our voyage to the faraway kingdom. Beer. Lesotho is home to the self-appointed Highest Pub In Africa. As the two pubs nearest to the TG office are shoo-ins for the titles of Most Expensive Pub in Britain and Fightiest Pub in the Northern Hemisphere, we figured it'd be good to get a third superlative to complete the set.
Gotta get there first, though. As we scale the pass, KwaZulu-Natal falls away beneath us, and the path turns twistier, slippier and nastier. Click the RRS into mud-and-ruts programme, engage low-range mode on the gearbox. The Sport rises on its springs, flashes up a cheery array of lights and twisty-axle graphics on the dash, and sets about trudging its way up the one-in-two rocky scree with the effortless plod of a packhorse. No scrabble, no slip, just a relentless, oddly delicate assault.