Getting there & away
If you’re in Lesotho, the usual way to reach the park is from Qacha’s Nek, about 100km by road southwest of the park. A daily bus (US$4.50, five hours) runs between Qacha’s Nek and Sehlabathebe village; it departs Qacha’s Nek at noon and Sehlabathebe at 5.30am.
If you’re in South Africa, the simplest way to reach Sehlabathebe National Park is to hike the 10km up the escarpment from the settlement of Bushman’s Nek, which is about 40km by road from Underberg. From Bushman’s Nek to Nkonkoana Gate, the park boundary and the Lesotho border crossing, takes about six hours. Horses can also be arranged through Khotso Trails (in South Africa 033-701 1502; www.khotsotrails.co.za) in Underberg.