Discover "The Kingdom in the Sky"
Call it ‘small but mighty’ and you won’t be wrong. Welcome to Lesotho, Southern Africa’s “jewel of inestimable value”. This is a stunning country in many ramifications, and if you’re looking to doing something different Lesotho is the place to be.
Stay with us and we will give you a taste of some of Lesotho attractions:
1. Dinosaur footprints:
Lesotho is reputed to have some of the world’s largest known sites of dinosaur footprints. If you think dinosaurs never existed, a visit to Lesotho will surely change your mind. This small but beautiful country is a favourite destination of archaeologists, palaeontologists, and enthusiasts of natural evolution. The nation even has a dinosaur named after it – the “Lesothosaurus” – a 1-metre long herbivorous lizard, a very primitive ornithopod from the late Triassic and early Jurassic period 200 – 208 million years ago.
2. Katse Dam:
At 2,000 metres above sea level, Katse Dam is described as “a striking piece of modern engineering”. The Dam is one of less than 30 double curvature concrete arch dams in the world; one of the world’s 10 largest concrete arch dams in terms of its volume; and the highest dam in Africa. The Dam has since its construction in 1991 been attracting thousands of people who come to see this engineering creation.
3. Kome Caves:
An interesting historical masterpiece which dates back to the early 19th century. Its a remarkable village where cave dwellings have been carved and built under towering sandstone rocks. For almost two centuries, these caves have been inhabited, even till date. It is a place called home by descendants of the original inhabitants, the Basia and Bataung clans. The hut-like caves are shaped more like traditional Sotho kilns, built with rock and plastered with a mixture of mud soil and cow dung. This prompted the designation of the Kome Cave Dwellings as a National Heritage Site.
Thaba-Bosiu is a national monument in Lesotho, considered the birthplace of the Basotho nation. This is one of the country’s most significant historical sites; and it invokes a sense of identity for the proud nation of Basotho. Thaba-Bosiu literally means “mountain of the night”.
Its countryside outlook has captivating views that will intrigue you especially the Qiloane pinnacle (the inspiration for the Basotho hat “Mokorotlo”), Moshoeshoe’s grave and the remains of fortifications, among others. Thaba-Bosiu is indeed worth visiting.
5. Tsehlanyane National Park
This is Lesotho’s largest park. Occupying a 5,600-hectare patch of rugged wilderness, the Tse’hlanyane National Park parades a stunning array of high altitude landscapes. It also has a unique collection of undergrowth plants that are unique to this woodland habitat. Despite its distant location, it’s a great place to visit, relax, clear your mind and get some fresh air. Trust us, you’ll love every bit of it.