Ts'ehlanyane National Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Lonely Planet review

This Lesotho Northern Parks–administered national park protects a beautiful, high-altitude, 5600-hectare patch of rugged wilderness, including one of Lesotho’s only stands of indigenous forest. This underrated and underused place is about as far away from it all as you can get and is perfect for hiking.

In addition to day walks, there’s a challenging 39km hiking trail from Ts’ehlanyane southwest to Bokong Nature Reserve through some of Lesotho’s most dramatic terrain. Guides can be arranged. Pony trekking can be arranged through Lesotho Northern Parks with advance notice or through Maliba Mountain Lodge.

For accommodation, there are various campsites, a conference centre, at the park entrance, and a guest house. Four stylish new riverside chalets are in the process of opening. Bookings can be made through Lesotho Northern Parks. Bring your own food and cooking equipment.