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Sehlabathebe National Park is in Lesotho. Together with several national parks in South Africa it forms the UNESCO World Heritage site "Maloti Drakensberg Tranboundary World Heritage Site".

Understand[edit]

Grasslands in Sehlabathebe

History[edit]

Landscape[edit]

In the southeastern corner of the small mountainous country of Lesotho, the park's average elevation is 2,400 m (7,900 ft) above sea level. Spectacular rock formations, rock pools and waterfalls are some of the park's highlights. In addition to the mountains, several different types of grassland can be encountered in the national park.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The flora is made up of Afro-Alpine and Sub-Alpine plants and herbs. The park is home to several endangered species; different types of vulture and the Maloti Minnow.

Climate[edit]

Get in[edit]

The traditional way to get into the park is hiking or riding. The tour company Khotso offers riding tours from the South African side. If you're driving, there are two roads into the park (access by 4WD vehicles) — one from Thaba-Tseka in the middle of the country and another from the South Africa. Several South African tour companies operating in the Drakensberg area also offer tours into Sehlabathebe.

Fees and permits[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Rock art — 65 rock art sites have been found in the park.

Do[edit]

  • Fishing is a popular activity.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Lodging[edit]

In February 2015 the Sehlabathebe Lodge opened, and the Jonathan's Lodge — which was closed down in 2010 — is being upgraded. In the nearby settlements of Sehlabathebe and Mavuka more accommodation is available.

Camping[edit]

Backcountry[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

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