What to See

Liphofung Nature Reserve

Liphofung Nature Reserve, "place of the eland" cave occupies an important place in Lesotho history. The area around 'Moteng Valley is known for its high mountains and beautiful scenery.

Travellers can enjoy the scenery while quad biking, pony trekking to the rock art sites or bird watching. 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.




Slow down - all the good stuff happens when you take time to explore.