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PLACES TO VISIT IN LESOTHO
INTRODUCTION
• Lesotho is a landlocked country in
southern Africa. It is situated in the
maloti mountains and contains the
highest peak in southern Africa. It
has an area of over 30000 km and has
a population of about 2 million .Its
capital and largest city is Maseru.
The country is also known by the
nickname The mountain kingdom.
LIPHOFUNG CAVE CULTURAL AND
HISTORICAL SITE
This small but historically
significant sandstone overhang is
adorned in san rock art and
served as a temporary hideaway
home for king Moshoeshoe the
great back in the early
1800s,before he became the
nation’s founder. The government-
run site offers guided walks
through the cave ,along with
cultural Centre and shop selling
local crafts. Accommodation is
available.
KATSE DAM
The katse Dam, in the
Lesotho Highlands, is one of
the most spectacular water
features in the country
.Located on the malimatso
River ,this dam was
completed in 1997 and is
central to the lesotho
highlands water project. The
dam is second in size in
Africa to Ghana’s lake Volta
and akosombo dam. The
impressive dam wall is 185m
high, 700m long and contains
92000cubic metres of
concrete.
THABA BOSIU
It is a sandstone plateau where
king Moshoeshoe I ,the founder of
the Basotho nation established
what turned out to be a
formidable fortress that protected
his people during the Lifaqane
wars.” Thaba bosiu”which means
“mountain at night "was believed
to possess supernatural powers
which made it grow into a tall
mountain during the night leaving
enemies who tried scaling it still
stranded on its cliffs and
vulnerable for attack the next
morning
MALETSUNYANE WATER FALLS
• Maletsunyane falls located in an upspoilt area in semonkong in a 192 metre high
waterfall dropping into a gorge.it is found in Maseru district.
SEHLABATHEBE NATIONAL PARK
Sehlabathebe national
park is the kingdom of
Lesotho's oldest
protected area.it is
located in qacha’s Nek
district off lesotho on
the eastern edge of
the maloti mountains
at an altitude ranging
from 2,200m to
2,600m above sea
level.
MORIJA MUSEUM
Morija museum holds and achieves
hosts the oldest surviving museum
and achives in the kingdom of
lesotho.as an institution with both
extensive archival and museum
collections and its own ongoing
research projects and publishing
program ,it attracts scholars from far
and wide. For those who love ancient
and modern history ,contemporary
issues and trends,dinosaurs,or living
culture,morija, a historic town in
lesotho .
METOLONG DAM
The world founded metolong dam and
water supply program has enhanced lives
at the grass root level in lesotho.it
brought water to the country’s lowlands
and boosted the economy by supplying
domestic and industrial water.it has also
improved the quality of life in rural areas
by electrifying villages and providing
skills training and healthcare to the
communities in the project area.at the
end of 2018,more than 500000 people
reaped the benefits of the program ,
including employment opportunities,
capacity building ,and skills
development.
THABANA NTLENYANA
• Thabana ntlenyane is the
highest mountain in southern
Africa, located in the maloti
mountain range.it stands
3482 metres tall within the
lofty maloti mountains in
Mokhotlong district.
REFERENCES
• Makwindi N. & Ndlovu J. (2022).Sehlabathebe National park. African Journal of
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure.11 (2), page 901-918
• Lekaota L.(2017). Awareness and education about stainable tourism in Katse and
Mohale. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure.6(1),page 1-12.
• Makwindi N.(2016) The role of authenticity in Lesotho tourism, a study of Thaba
Bosiu.PQDT-Global.
• Devitt P. & Hitchcock R.(2010).The case of Lesotho’s Mohale Dam.31 (2),page 57-106

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Places that attracts tourists in Lesotho

  • 1. PLACES TO VISIT IN LESOTHO
  • 2. INTRODUCTION • Lesotho is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It is situated in the maloti mountains and contains the highest peak in southern Africa. It has an area of over 30000 km and has a population of about 2 million .Its capital and largest city is Maseru. The country is also known by the nickname The mountain kingdom.
  • 3. LIPHOFUNG CAVE CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL SITE This small but historically significant sandstone overhang is adorned in san rock art and served as a temporary hideaway home for king Moshoeshoe the great back in the early 1800s,before he became the nation’s founder. The government- run site offers guided walks through the cave ,along with cultural Centre and shop selling local crafts. Accommodation is available.
  • 4. KATSE DAM The katse Dam, in the Lesotho Highlands, is one of the most spectacular water features in the country .Located on the malimatso River ,this dam was completed in 1997 and is central to the lesotho highlands water project. The dam is second in size in Africa to Ghana’s lake Volta and akosombo dam. The impressive dam wall is 185m high, 700m long and contains 92000cubic metres of concrete.
  • 5. THABA BOSIU It is a sandstone plateau where king Moshoeshoe I ,the founder of the Basotho nation established what turned out to be a formidable fortress that protected his people during the Lifaqane wars.” Thaba bosiu”which means “mountain at night "was believed to possess supernatural powers which made it grow into a tall mountain during the night leaving enemies who tried scaling it still stranded on its cliffs and vulnerable for attack the next morning
  • 6. MALETSUNYANE WATER FALLS • Maletsunyane falls located in an upspoilt area in semonkong in a 192 metre high waterfall dropping into a gorge.it is found in Maseru district.
  • 7. SEHLABATHEBE NATIONAL PARK Sehlabathebe national park is the kingdom of Lesotho's oldest protected area.it is located in qacha’s Nek district off lesotho on the eastern edge of the maloti mountains at an altitude ranging from 2,200m to 2,600m above sea level.
  • 8. MORIJA MUSEUM Morija museum holds and achieves hosts the oldest surviving museum and achives in the kingdom of lesotho.as an institution with both extensive archival and museum collections and its own ongoing research projects and publishing program ,it attracts scholars from far and wide. For those who love ancient and modern history ,contemporary issues and trends,dinosaurs,or living culture,morija, a historic town in lesotho .
  • 9. METOLONG DAM The world founded metolong dam and water supply program has enhanced lives at the grass root level in lesotho.it brought water to the country’s lowlands and boosted the economy by supplying domestic and industrial water.it has also improved the quality of life in rural areas by electrifying villages and providing skills training and healthcare to the communities in the project area.at the end of 2018,more than 500000 people reaped the benefits of the program , including employment opportunities, capacity building ,and skills development.
  • 10. THABANA NTLENYANA • Thabana ntlenyane is the highest mountain in southern Africa, located in the maloti mountain range.it stands 3482 metres tall within the lofty maloti mountains in Mokhotlong district.
  • 11. REFERENCES • Makwindi N. & Ndlovu J. (2022).Sehlabathebe National park. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure.11 (2), page 901-918 • Lekaota L.(2017). Awareness and education about stainable tourism in Katse and Mohale. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure.6(1),page 1-12. • Makwindi N.(2016) The role of authenticity in Lesotho tourism, a study of Thaba Bosiu.PQDT-Global. • Devitt P. & Hitchcock R.(2010).The case of Lesotho’s Mohale Dam.31 (2),page 57-106