Sehlabathebe National Park

Aug 5, 2011   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  No Comments

Situated on Lesotho’s eastern border in the Drakensberg Mountains, Sehlabathebe is 2,400 metres above sea level and Southern Africa’s highest National Park. Access to the Park is via Bushman’s Neck in the Natal Drakensberg, either on horseback or on foot. It is also accessible from Lesotho by road but requires a 4WD.
This is an extremely beautiful area with great places to explore on foot or horseback including tarn lakes and ponds, a waterfall with a great pool below for swimming, Bushman paintings, old Sotho community villages built into the rock shelters and the narrow crest above Devil’s Knuckles where you teeter between Lesotho and South Africa. There is good birding here too and a few species of game. And the clean mountain air is conducive to putting your feet up and relaxing with a good book.
Accommodation is in a very modest 12 bed lodge with adequate self catering facilities. The hub of the lodge at night is the lounge which houses an excellent fireplace that does a very good job of warming this large room on the cold nights,winter or summer.
The journey up and down on horseback adds greatly to the excitement and romance of a unique experience.
 


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