The road drops from there down the torturous zig-zags of the Sani Pass as it descends from the mountain plateau down the Drakensberg Mountains and into the South African province of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Sani Pass was originally a bridle trail for pack animals and was opened up to vehicle transport in the 1950's. The Sani Pass is the gateway to Lesotho’s Roof of Africa circuit that links the spectacular scenery of the Drakensberg with the attractions of Northern Lesotho, as well as South Africa’s Golden Gate National Park via Caledonspoort or the Monontsa Pass.
Activities at Sani Pass
The Liphofung “place of the eland” cave occupies an important place in Lesotho history and is the smallest of Lesotho reserves at about 4 hectares. The cave is a large overhang in the Clarens sandstone, which is a typical feature of the Lesotho lowlands region. Originally used by The San and other Stone Age people, the walls contain important rock art and a rich archaeological deposit of Stone Age implements occurs on the floor.
Activities at Liphofung
Comprises of 1970 ha and straddles the northern access road at the top of the Mafika Lisiu Pass between Pitseng and Ha Lejone, on the way to Katse Dam. At more that 3000 meters above sea level, the reserve is one of the highest nature reserves in Africa. The reserve contains extensive afro-alpine wetlands in the sources of the Bokong river and the Lepaqoa stream as well as vast grasslands. Bokong offers an excellent opportunity to view the bearded vulture and a number of other bird species endemic to the afro-alpine zone.
Activities at Bokong
Activities at Sehlabathebe
Qacha's Nek, Lesotho
Meaning 'the home of the bushmen' is the name of an overhanging rock by the Liphiring Stream, outside of Maseru. Here the San have left a magnificent gallery of paintings of animals such as leopard, lion and eland, as well as blue crane and guineafowl. There are also fine paintings of bushman life - hunting, dancing, and people in huts.
Highlights of Ha Baroana
The Basotho people are warm and hospitable and as a rule are happy to share glimpses of their traditional life with the visitor, who, as a courtesy, should first approach a village headman or chief before engaging villagers.
Activities in Rural Areas
The Kome Cave dwellings built in the 19th century are still lived in by the original families. The caves have been carefully restored and a visitors’ center has been attached to the site. They have been declared a National heritage site.
Activities at Kome
As the oldest town in Lesotho (having been founded in 1833 by pioneer French Protestant missionaries), Morija boasts many historical buildings, including the Morija Museum and Archives, which is the national museum of Lesotho. The museum provides a clear insight into the Kingdom’s history from Moshoeshoe I. Morija is also a home of an annual Cultural Event called Morija Cultural Festival. Both man and culture welcome the tourist in Lesotho.
Activities at Morija
A very large rockfill dam, located on the Senqunyane River. Mohale offers a variety of activities such as boat cruise, pony trekking and hiking.
Activities at Mohale