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Africa > Southern Africa > Lesotho > Sehlabathebe National Park
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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

Grasslands in Sehlabathebe

History

Landscape

Located in the southeastern corner of the small mountainous country of Lesotho, the park's average elevation is 2400 m 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

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

Get in

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/Permits

Get around

See

  • Rock art — a total of 65 different rock art sites have been found in the park.

Do

  • Fishing is a popular activity.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Lodging

As of February 2015 the new Sehlabathebe Lodge has 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

Backcountry

Stay safe

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