Although a small country, Lesotho boasts an assortment of fantastic attractions that tourists can visit and discover the history and heritage of both the Basotho people and the Mountain Kingdom. 1. Tse’hlanyane National Park This National Park is as underrated as it is underused. This is the largest park in Lesotho and no other place is about as far away from it all as Ts’ehlanyane. This Lesotho Northern Park protects a beautiful high-altitude, 5600-hectare patch of rugged wilderness, including…
The 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) inscribed the Sehlabathebe National Park of Lesotho on the World Heritage List on Saturday. It was the country’s first property that won a place at the prestigious World Heritage List. Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, chairman of the session, extended congratulations to Lesotho on the inscription of the mixed natural and cultural property of the Sehlabathebe National Park on the World Heritage List.
Birding in Lesotho will come as a fascinating and surprising entertainment for all the bird lovers as well as ordinary tourists from all over the world, who will be able to view its astonishing variety and beauty first hand. Lesotho is shelters an impressive number of species of birds. Over 300 varieties have been recorded in the country and vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in…
Photo of the month – December 2011 Although coined as a “lucky shot” Graham has managed to capture a real gem of a photo with this one for the mountain tops around Sehlabathebe National Park on the South Eastern border of Lesotho.
Lesotho is without doubt a hiker’s paradise. Some wonderful trails can be found in the various Lesotho national parks and nature reserves.
As of 13th Feb 2011 the Sani Pass is closed due to a massive rock fall. Estimates are a few days to a week , depending on the response of the authorities and the time it takes the necessary equipment to arrive on site. All that use the pass on a daily basis, tourists, traders and migrant labour are used to the odd closure, mostly due to snow in the winter that can last from 3 to 15 days.
It is a small aquatic located first from high altitude rock pools in Sehlabathebe National Park, in what was thought to be only a 3 hectare area. Flowering in January, the flowers are borne on long slender strings, they are pure white little cups floating on the surface of water.
The National parks and reserves of Lesotho are just as diverse that the country itself. Sehlabathebe boasts open grassland, lakes and striking rock formations. Ts’ehlanyane is awe-inspiring with its indigenous forests, wildlife and dominating mountain peaks. Bokong is perched high above Katse Dam and offers uninterrupted views of the Lepaqoa Valley, while Liphofung has unique cultural and historical significance.