Top tourist attractions in Lesotho
Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Lesotho. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Lesotho section.
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AfriSki is the only skiing resort in Lesotho, located 3222 m above sea-level in the Maluti Mountains, operating in Southern Africa near the northern border of Lesotho and South Africa. The resort is 4.5 hours' drive from Johannesburg, or Pretoria South Africa via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along Highway A1. The resort sleeps about 250 people, and offers a 1km ski slope, beginners slope and operates during the winter months of June - August. The mountain adventure sport activities take place during Summer months of October - April.
The Katse Dam, a concrete arch dam on the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho, is Africa's second largest dam.. The dam is part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which will eventually include five large dams in remote rural areas. The potential of the project was identified by the South African civil engineer Ninham Shand as a possible means to supplement the water supply to South Africa. The World Bank arranged for a treaty between the governments of South Africa and Lesotho, allowing execution of the project to proceed.
Thabana Ntlenyana, which literally means "Beautiful little mountain" in Sesotho, is the highest point in Lesotho and the highest mountain in southern Africa. It is situated on the Mohlesi ridge of the Drakensberg/Maloti mountains, north of Sani Pass. It stands at 3482 m high. The peak is usually climbed by groups completing a Grand Traverse of the Drakensberg - even though the peak is technically in the Maloti Mountains. The peak is often also climbed from Sani Top Chalet or from Vergelegen Nature Reserve.
Body Of Water
Maletsunyane Falls is a 192 meter high waterfall in the Southern African country Lesotho. It is located near the town of Semonkong, which also is named after the falls. Falls are on Maletsunyane River and are falling over the ledge of Triassic - Jurassic basalt.