Famous for its rich history and beautiful scenery


By: Mariki Mohale

Sehlabathebe National park is the first National Park in Lesotho – inscribed in 2013 as the first and the only World Heritage Site in Lesotho due to its unique Cultural and Natural Heritage; also, it was registered as an extension of uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and then the two Parks assumed the name Maloti Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.

The Outstanding Universal Value of the park is constituted by the presence of superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptionaly natural beauty and aesthetic importance which contains the most vital and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity which includes those containing threatened species from the point of view of science or conservation. The rich concentration and diversity of the San Rock Art represent a masterpiece of human creative genius, the existence of cattle-posts and spiritual sites which bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.


The park has a total of 20 rooms with 2 beds, gas stove/burner, fridge, cutlery and cooking utensils. Of these 20 rooms, 9 rooms are ensuite and eleven use Ablution Facilities next to them. Accommodating up  to 40 people sharing and Self-catering.


The Park hosts both indoors such as Wine Testing Events and outdoors such as the Amarok 4×4 Event activities. The Park also provides the opportunity for other events such as the Trail Run, Mountain Cycling and others.


Why get bored when Sehlabathebe provides so many activities? Guests can look forward to flora tourism, fly-fishing, birding, cycling, pony trekking, hiking, water sports, 4×4 and quad trails in the Buffer zone. You really do not have any excuse not to book your spot this festive.

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