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TOURISM
ATTRACTION IN
LESOTHO
THERE ARE MANY ATTRACTIONS FOUND IN LESOTHO MAINLY DAMS,
FALLS, MOUNTAINS, WILDLIFE, CAVES, STADIUM AND RIVERS
By Makoma Monokoase
Maletsunyane fall
It is located in Semonkong in
district of Maseru. It is 192m high
water fall. It has a beautiful view
of lush valleys and mountains
streams along the way to the
falls, this is why tourism often
visit this place.
Katse dam
 It is located in Thaba Tseka district
 A 45km long tunnel brings water from Katse reservoir to Muela hydropower station.
Features of Katse dam
 Its height is 185m(607ft)
 Its crest length is 710m(2330ft)
 It has double arc, concrete
 Elevation is about 1993m above sea level ( highest elevation dam in Africa)
Activities that take place in Katse dam
 Katse botanic gardens
 Fishing
 Boat cruises
BELOW ARE PICTURES OF KATSE
DAM
Botanic garden
Katse botanic gardens is a center for Alpine
flora in Katse village, Lesotho. The gardens
were created as a result of plant rescue
missions to mitigate the impact of Katse
dam, particularly spiral aloes. The
collection has a focus on traditional Sotho
medical plants and has a large seed bank.
Sehlabathebe national park
It is park located in Maloti Mountain in Qacha's Nek district, Lesotho and is part of the maloti
Drakensberg world heritage site. The park was first established on 8 may 1969 and since then, it
is recognized important in terms of biological diversity and cultural heritage. The landscape is
dominated by a grassland of various types, the larger ecosystem functions provide freshwater to
Lesotho, south Africa and Namibia.
Activities and attractions available in area
 Hiking and biking trails
 Trout fishing
 Bird watching
 House riding
 Camping
 Rock climbing
Sehlabathebe national park
 Alpine flora
 Leqoba river
 Tsoelikane river
Below are pictures of attractions found in Sehlabathebe national park
Thaba bosiu
It is found in Maseru. It was used as a hideout by Moshoeshoe 1 and his subject after they migrate from
butha buthe in 1824. it was given the name of mountain night because it was believed that it grows
during the night.
Activities that take place
 Historical site
 Cultural village
 Pony trekking
 Handicrafts center
 Royal graves
ROYAL HOUSE ROYAL GRAVES
Ts′ehlanyane 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.
The park is located in Maloti and it is largest national park. The name
Ts’ehlanyane means the berg bamboo by the locals.
 THIS IS A PICTURE OF TS’EHLANYANE NATIOPNAL PARK
THABANA NTLENYANA
Thabana ntlenyane, which literally means
“beautiful little mountain”. It highest point in
Lesotho and the highest mountain in southern
Africa. It is situated on the ridge of the
Drakensberg mountain near sani pass. It is
climbed on may, June, august. These are the best
month that it can be climbed.
Morija museum
It is located in Morija , a large village in the Maseru district of Lesotho. The
museum was formally opened in 1956, and entered its present permanent
facilities in 1986. the purpose of the museum is to carry on the traditional of
Morija, as a center of learning, innovation and excellence, in Lesotho. Morija
museum is home to many cultural treasures including traditional Basotho
artifacts as well as lifagane and Boer war memorabilia. The archives portion
of the museum includes documents dated as far back as 1826. the collection
is extremely rich in 19th century documentation related to Lesotho.
Tourism attractions in lesotho  e.g dams
Liphofung cave
It is found in Botha buthe district and it is the best
place for learning about Basotho culture. The
cave is a large overhang in the clarens
sandstone which is typical feature of the Lesotho
lowlands region. It was used by San people and
other Neolithic people, the wall contain important
rock art. King Moshoeshoe the great used the
cave as a stopover when visiting that part of the
kingdom
REFERENCES
• Wikipedia.org.(2023).MORIJA MUSEUM. Available at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morija_Museum_%26_Archives (Accessed on
30 may 2024)
• Drakensberghikes.com(2024).available at:
https://drakensberghikes.com/directory/explore-by-
category/peaks/thabana-ntlenyana (accessed on 1 may 2024)

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Tourism attractions in lesotho e.g dams

  • 1. TOURISM ATTRACTION IN LESOTHO THERE ARE MANY ATTRACTIONS FOUND IN LESOTHO MAINLY DAMS, FALLS, MOUNTAINS, WILDLIFE, CAVES, STADIUM AND RIVERS By Makoma Monokoase
  • 2. Maletsunyane fall It is located in Semonkong in district of Maseru. It is 192m high water fall. It has a beautiful view of lush valleys and mountains streams along the way to the falls, this is why tourism often visit this place.
  • 3. Katse dam  It is located in Thaba Tseka district  A 45km long tunnel brings water from Katse reservoir to Muela hydropower station. Features of Katse dam  Its height is 185m(607ft)  Its crest length is 710m(2330ft)  It has double arc, concrete  Elevation is about 1993m above sea level ( highest elevation dam in Africa) Activities that take place in Katse dam  Katse botanic gardens  Fishing  Boat cruises
  • 4. BELOW ARE PICTURES OF KATSE DAM
  • 5. Botanic garden Katse botanic gardens is a center for Alpine flora in Katse village, Lesotho. The gardens were created as a result of plant rescue missions to mitigate the impact of Katse dam, particularly spiral aloes. The collection has a focus on traditional Sotho medical plants and has a large seed bank.
  • 6. Sehlabathebe national park It is park located in Maloti Mountain in Qacha's Nek district, Lesotho and is part of the maloti Drakensberg world heritage site. The park was first established on 8 may 1969 and since then, it is recognized important in terms of biological diversity and cultural heritage. The landscape is dominated by a grassland of various types, the larger ecosystem functions provide freshwater to Lesotho, south Africa and Namibia. Activities and attractions available in area  Hiking and biking trails  Trout fishing  Bird watching  House riding  Camping  Rock climbing
  • 7. Sehlabathebe national park  Alpine flora  Leqoba river  Tsoelikane river Below are pictures of attractions found in Sehlabathebe national park
  • 8. Thaba bosiu It is found in Maseru. It was used as a hideout by Moshoeshoe 1 and his subject after they migrate from butha buthe in 1824. it was given the name of mountain night because it was believed that it grows during the night. Activities that take place  Historical site  Cultural village  Pony trekking  Handicrafts center  Royal graves
  • 10. Ts′ehlanyane 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. The park is located in Maloti and it is largest national park. The name Ts’ehlanyane means the berg bamboo by the locals.
  • 11.  THIS IS A PICTURE OF TS’EHLANYANE NATIOPNAL PARK
  • 12. THABANA NTLENYANA Thabana ntlenyane, which literally means “beautiful little mountain”. It highest point in Lesotho and the highest mountain in southern Africa. It is situated on the ridge of the Drakensberg mountain near sani pass. It is climbed on may, June, august. These are the best month that it can be climbed.
  • 13. Morija museum It is located in Morija , a large village in the Maseru district of Lesotho. The museum was formally opened in 1956, and entered its present permanent facilities in 1986. the purpose of the museum is to carry on the traditional of Morija, as a center of learning, innovation and excellence, in Lesotho. Morija museum is home to many cultural treasures including traditional Basotho artifacts as well as lifagane and Boer war memorabilia. The archives portion of the museum includes documents dated as far back as 1826. the collection is extremely rich in 19th century documentation related to Lesotho.
  • 15. Liphofung cave It is found in Botha buthe district and it is the best place for learning about Basotho culture. The cave is a large overhang in the clarens sandstone which is typical feature of the Lesotho lowlands region. It was used by San people and other Neolithic people, the wall contain important rock art. King Moshoeshoe the great used the cave as a stopover when visiting that part of the kingdom
  • 16. REFERENCES • Wikipedia.org.(2023).MORIJA MUSEUM. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morija_Museum_%26_Archives (Accessed on 30 may 2024) • Drakensberghikes.com(2024).available at: https://drakensberghikes.com/directory/explore-by- category/peaks/thabana-ntlenyana (accessed on 1 may 2024)