Lesotho & South Africa

Maseru, Lesoto

the third half
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6 reviews
Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2019
Group size: 5 - 25
Lesotho & South Africa
Maseru, Lesoto

the third half
  • Email address verified
6 reviews

Deposit: $396
Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2019
Group size: 5 - 25

About this trip

Make new friends on and off the field as you experience the beauty of Africa while using soccer to help orphans and vulnerable children.

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a tiny but beautiful country hidden high in the mountains above South Africa which boasts a rich cultural heritage and dramatic scenery, including some of the highest waterfalls in the world. A hidden gem, Lesotho is quietly developing a reputation as a destination for adventure tourists thanks to its stunning scenery and activities like hiking, pony-trekking and even skiing. You’ll experience the rich history of this proud nation with lessons in language and customs, and visits to sacred cultural sites.

Football is a religion all over Africa and Lesotho is no exception. You’ll experience this first-hand, whether attending a Premier League game with local team Kick4Life F.C. or playing pickup games with local kids. You’ll also get to play at the FIFA Football for Hope Center, constructed as a legacy from the 2010 FIFA World Cup and now a thriving hub in the capital city Maseru and home to numerous social programs for local youth.

Make a difference

Your trip will support the inspirational work of Kick4life, a non-profit organisation that uses soccer to improve the lives of underserved youth living in Maseru. 

Lesotho is one of the poorest countries in the world and suffers from one of the highest HIV/Aids infection rates on the planet. Almost 25% of the population is HIV positive and over 130,000 children have been orphaned by the disease, which has had a devastating impact on family and community structures and held back the nation’s economic development. 

Since 2005, Kick4Life has reached more than 250,000 children and young  people through a wide range of activities from health education & HIV testing to literacy, mentoring and support towards long-term  education & employment. You'll get hands-on with the Kick4Life coaches as they bring hope and brighter prospects to a new generation of Basotho youth.

Become a Global Citizen

Our unique model creates a structured, intentional learning environment to foster the most necessary skills of 21st century learners and employees.

Our transformational curriculum - designed by one of the world’s leading experts on sports-based education - is a leadership journey, designed to move participants from being passive cultural consumers to active agents of change.

Throughout the journey, through active learning, classroom sessions and service, we seek to expose, engage, and empower participants to think critically about their own passions and leadership potential and how they are uniquely positioned to impact the world.

Age Requirements

This experience is only available to travellers who are 21 or older on December 1st 2019.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    8 nights accommodation (price based on two people sharing).
  • Local transport
    All local transport is provided by private charter buses, including airport transfers.
  • Insurance
    Comprehensive cover for medical, cancellation and emergencies.
  • Local Guide
    A bi-lingual, local supervisor on call 24/7.
  • Social Impact
    Your trip includes a donation to a local charity and you'll get to experience how they use soccer to help underserved kids.
  • Half board
    Two meals a day.
  • Soccer
    All local soccer activities including field hire, referees, tournament fees, water etc.
  • Culture
    All cultural activities including entrance to museums and attractions.
  • Education
    Learn about Global Citizenship and International Development with the third half's Global Leadership curriculum
  • Alcohol
    We'll provide soft drinks with meals and hydration.
  • Flights
    Just get yourself here on time and we'll do the rest.
  • Other
    Any other items not specified under the “Program includes” section.

Available Packages

Shared Room
25 left

We will assign shared rooms strictly by gender and, where possible, taking into account individual requests if you are travelling with friends.

Deposit: $396
Single Room

Some accommodation options may not be able to accommodate above a certain number of single rooms. In this case we will provide alternative options of equal quality in close proximity to the main group.

Deposit: $395


Friday November 27th
The road to Lesotho

Depart home for Maseru, Lesotho.

Who’s interested

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the third half
6 reviews
the third half designs international, soccer-themed adventures to incredible locations that leave a legacy of lasting impact. As a social enterprise, we invest a majority of our profits into helping community-based organizations scale their social impact on underserved youth.


I had a great trip, especially the volunteer work with the local people was amazing. It’s the best way to experience a country. I liked that the trip was planned in close dialogue with me so I could express what I prefer.
Well organized and staffed, their execution was seamless! Highly recommended and would travel with them again.
This trip was amazing! Black Arrow and Third Half arranged for us to do a little bit of everything: We explored Cartagena, we went to the beach, we visited the mountains. We stopped by a local non-profit and played soccer with their youth. We visited Palenque and learned about Colombia's Afro-Colombian heritage. Black Arrow and Third Half thought of everything - all of our transportation, meals, and excursions were set up ahead of time. All we had to do was make sure we got to the bus on time. This trip was top notch. I can't wait for the next one.
I had a great time. Every detail was well organized. The food was delicious, however, we could have had less time or more snack items provided in between meals
This trip was brilliantly concieved and impecably executed. It was full of learning, adventure, and fun. Everything you would want from a journey. My only suggestion is that more warning be given about the choppy boat ride over the ocean so that people with motion sickness take medicine in sufficient time before. Also, I would have loved to get a bit more insight into the safter record of the captain lol. But I really have no complaints. Thank you for an amazing time. I hope to reconnect with you all again.
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