Tourist Attractions in Lesotho

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Sehlabathebe National Park

Sehlabathebe National Park is the national designated nature reserve in Lesotho and comprises 6 500 hectares at an average elevation of 2 400 m. The park is ideal for hiking, bird-watching and contains unusual rock formations and alpine flora. Game is limited to a few antelope species but the scenery is stunning.
Maletsunyane Waterfalls, one of the highest single dropping waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere plummeting 186 metres into a spectacular gorge creating clouds of spray visible from afar Semonkong Lodge offers you the chance to explore the magnificent scenery and culture of Lesotho The Lodge together with the local community provides ponies and guides for the adventure, day trips to the Maletsunyane Fall.

Thaba Bosiu Mountain

Thaba Bosiu, The name Thaba Bosiu means the 'Mountain at Night'. It was in July,1824 when Moshoeshoe and his people took occupation of the mountain which his brother Mohale had reconnoitred. He named the mountain Thaba Bosiu-Mountain at Night because he and his people arrived there in the evening and the essential protective work took him until late at night. Many years later the news to intimidate his enemies was spread that at night time the mountain grew larger than usual.

The mountain is flat-topped and it is situated in the valley of the Phuthiatsana River. It is about fifteen miles east of the junction of this river with Mohokare or Caledon that divides Lesotho from the Free State. It rises about 350 ft. from the surrounding valley and its summit is surrounded by a belt of perpendicular cliffs some 40 ft. high on the average.

The Price List for Mountain Tour

Category
Price
Foreign Adults M40.00
Foreign Children M20.00
Foreign Student Group M20.00
Local Adults M20.00
Local Children M5.00
Local Student Group M15.00


Tse'hlanyane National Park

Tse'hlanyane National Park, is located deep in the front range of the Maluti mountains, with headquarters at the foot of the Holomo Pass. The reserve owes its origin to the access road to the Hlotse tunnel adit for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). This protected area lies at the junction of the Tse'hlanyane and the Holomo rivers.

Over 5600 hectares of extremely rugged mountains terrain is protected within this park, which includes one of the very few indigenous woodlands in Lesotho. The reserve also encompasses a reasonable proportion of mountain lsquo;fynbos' with a high degree of endemism.

The park is reached by a 32km-gravel access road that leaves the main A1 route 8 km south of Butha Buthe. The route passes through the village of Khabo's and parallels the Hlotse River along a very picturesque valley until it reaches the park entrance.

Liphofung Nature Reserve

Liphofung Nature Reserve, "place of the eland" cave occupies an important place in Lesotho history. This is the smallest of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority reserves at about 4 hectares. The cave is in fact a large overhang in the Clarens sandstones, which is a typical feature of the Lesotho lowlands region.

This is particular site lies in a tributary stream valley of the Hololo River just off the main route from Butha Buthe to Oxbow and Mokhotlong. Access is by means of a newly constructed concrete road and is passable for all vehicles. A small visitor's centre incorporating a display of Basotho culture and San rock art has been developed, along with ablution facilities and a small shop. The site is proving to be a popular destination with school groups and tourists en route to Oxbow.

Lesotho Highlands

Snow skiing is possible on the slopes below the Mahlasela Pass; New Oxbow Lodge nearby and Afri Ski rents skis and boots. There are three slopes and two ski lifts, while several alternative activities are on hand in the summer months. The resort of Afri-Ski is 4 frac12; hours' drive from Johannesburg South Africa via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass and is one of only two skiing resorts in Africa.

ROYAL ARCHIVES, MUSEUM AND INFORMATION CENTRE

Located in Matsieng Royal village, the 1858 settlement of Letsie I which has become the traditional capital of Basotho after Thaba-Bosiu. The Royal Archives was established by the Royal family and was legally registered in 2008 as a non-profit making organization. It houses pre-colonial and post-colonial records (paper-based, digital and electronic) relating to Chieftainship in Lesotho, published books for library users as well as cultural objects kept in the museum which have a bearing on the Royal family. Nearby is the Royal Palace and homestead and dinosaur footprints and the centre provides guided tours to ruins to Paramount Chief Letsie I’s settlement.

COMMENTS
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motlatsi maqelepo

Feb 15, 2010 at 15:03
You have amazing attractions.
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pulane

Jun 30, 2010 at 13:36
WOw! these pictures are breathtaking i cannot believe they are in my country
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Mohapi Lepheana

Sep 07, 2010 at 13:43
I am very happy to notice that there is already excisting website which I have tried to develop. Weldone, ha le hole Lesotho
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bofelo ntseli

Oct 19, 2010 at 11:47
yes, this is what we have been dreaming to see since the year dot, try more on pictures from Maliba-Mats'o to Katse Dam. those places there are superb...
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Nthabiseng Makhooane

Apr 13, 2011 at 10:07
This indeed shows that the tourism sector in Lesotho has a potential to grow, we really are blessed with tourism resources. Good work, keep it up.
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meke Imbili

Apr 21, 2011 at 06:50
I am very excited and look forward to offering Lesotho as an add-on destination to Namibia, as the two countries truly complement on another!
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Connie

Jun 10, 2011 at 10:37
Hi, i'm planning a vacation with a group of friends to Lesotho end of June 2011. we'll be staying at Afriski resort, but would like to spend some days checking out Butha Buthe (since its the nearest town to the ski resort). Would you be so kind to advise what we can do, which places to go, such as entertainment, restaurants, sight-seeing, etc. Bear in mind we are a young group of 25 - 30yr olds. thanks, C
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Nonyana Leaooa

Jun 15, 2011 at 14:54
thats wanderful on our country i am excult to innovate add and more....
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Nthateng Mona

Aug 26, 2011 at 11:18
Wow! this is realy impressing to all Basotho Generation and hope this beauty and real attraction should last forever!
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Namhla Mkiva

Sep 10, 2011 at 13:42
Ohh.. Lesotho highlands i'd love to see those wow. The weather there is so interesting to me thats one of the reason i want to visit so to experience that cold.
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Mpho Maile

Oct 14, 2011 at 16:05
Lesotho is a baeutiful country with people who are down to earth and really mannered. I am looking forward to visiting the country again in 2012 and cannot wait to see the Maletsunyane Water falls and Katse Dam.
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Maneo

Nov 24, 2011 at 11:00
Amazing! The definition of spectacular
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Tshepo

Jan 16, 2012 at 10:25
Beautiful scenery
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Tshepo

Jan 16, 2012 at 10:27
Beautiful scenery
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Themba

Jan 16, 2012 at 10:46
Love the scenery
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LYD country touring

May 18, 2012 at 12:33
We do random tours to all these places in Lesotho. e.g: Accommodation (3 nights) Daily breakfast Boat Ride Quad ride Zipline Horse Ride Helicopter Ride Dam Wall Tour Botanical Garden Village Walk Hiking Braai Send away Party Shuttle (Transport) R3,799 (All inclusive) 082 082 9308 LYD.touring@yahoo.com www.LYDgroup.co.za (Coming up Mid June)
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Bruno Tjabaka

Aug 30, 2012 at 11:47
Im realy thrilled by this site,i neva thought of this before,Lesotho le letle batho ba heso,hare lerateng to develop and sustain its outstanding unspoiled natural environment.Peace !!!
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masilo

Aug 30, 2012 at 14:31
i love lesotho. am proud to be mosotho
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Alfred

Aug 30, 2012 at 14:46
Lesotho tourism industry is dying because we have adapted the English style of living. So the tourist are reluctant to come to Lesotho because there is nothing special to see in Lesotho because we nolonger live in out traditional way. The best thing to improve tourism in this country is by maintaining our way Sesotho way of living.
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lesia

Sep 21, 2012 at 10:30
was once frustrated when i was trying to visit semonkong and culdn't find any info. but now i think it will be easier to tour my beloved country
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Sam Ngaka

Nov 16, 2012 at 14:25
Hi, I will like to visit Lesotho for 3 days and go to most of the tourist attractions.
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Sam Ngaka

Nov 16, 2012 at 14:27
Hi, I will like to visit Lesotho for 3 days and go to most of the tourist attractions.
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A proud Mosotho

Dec 18, 2012 at 09:02
I really love being a mosotho because I am proud of my country.
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phaello

Dec 26, 2012 at 19:18
I'm proud to be mosotho, and I love Lesotho
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BONGANE KOEBU DONALD

Jan 10, 2013 at 14:54
I am one of the students doing my second year in the university and i am so imprest about what i saw above and i am looking foward to take part in the development of the tourism industry in our country next year when I go to the field. this was so wow really.
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Dineo Aeta

Apr 02, 2013 at 14:41
Wow! this is realy impressing to all Basotho Generation and hope this beauty and real attraction should last forever! i'd love to see those wow. The weather there is so interesting to me thats one of the reason i want to visit so to experience that cold.
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Tankiso Ramokoatsi

Apr 12, 2013 at 14:07
I'm feel very proud to be born in Lesotho, the pictures on this site, add more excitement to the Love and act of patriotism for my country, Lesotho is really like paradice. Thanks very much to the Lesotho Tourism Industry, for this displaying this wonderful places on the internet, for the world to see what Lesotho Can Best Offer.
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PAUL GEOFFREY BAVUGA

Apr 24, 2013 at 13:09
am a Ugandan citizen and would like to visit Sehlabathebe National Park, what is the procedure? thanks
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Babini Magade

May 22, 2013 at 21:23
I've never been in lesotho but the bit I 've seen on the site make me wanna come visit now.
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Babini Magade

May 22, 2013 at 21:26
I've never been in lesotho but the bit I 've seen on the site make me wanna come visit now.
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T Melato

Jun 06, 2013 at 19:59
Im realy impressed with this site, i did not realise that we are blessed with such beautiful places. The pics above are stunning, trigered a lot of intrest to visit them
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Bokang Dhlamini

Jun 14, 2013 at 07:45
I m very proud to be "Makoti" wa Lesotho.It is an adventures country.i enjoyed the tour and the nature of it.I enjoyed the culture,nature and i felt like i was in paradise.
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Lisemelo

Jul 03, 2013 at 12:00
E le hore ha hona Basotho ba ka beuoang linepeng mo ha ho beuoe makhooa tjee feela ho thoe Lesotho Haeso? #just asking#
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KEFILOE MOTJETJE

Aug 19, 2013 at 18:46
it is indeed breathtaking pictures
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Mojaki Tanki

Sep 02, 2013 at 16:49
The beauty of our country is so inspiring it sets out something out of paranoma really being in Lesotho makes one to feel as if he or she has crossed into a realm I am a second year at University and it is my desire to implement some of the strategies governing the Tourism sector in Lesotho as to make it one of the top ten must visit countries.
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Qhobela

Sep 18, 2013 at 16:08
Lesotho is such a beautiful and lovely place to tour around with a very welcoming real "Basotho" especially in the mountain areas. I am so in love with my country!
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mamatebele nthako

Oct 08, 2013 at 16:54
this pictures are so amazing really Lesotho is a very beautiful county with its many natural resources.Its very wise to be a Mosotho woman and i'm proud of it.
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