Top Choice Museum in Thaba-Bosiu

Cultural Village

Revamped in 2016, the well-maintained cultural village is a highly worthwhile stop. Excellent guided tours of the complex explain traditional Basotho culture and history, and end with a visit to a statue of the much…
Nature Reserve in Central Highlands

Bokong Nature Reserve

Bokong has perhaps the most dramatic setting of the three northern parks, with stunning vistas over the Lepaqoa Valley from the visitors centre, various short walks and a good, rugged two- to three-day hike to Ts’eh…
National Park in Northwestern Lesotho

Ts'ehlanyane National Park

This Lesotho Northern Parks–administered national park protects a beautiful, 5600-hectare patch of rugged wilderness, including one of Lesotho’s only stands of indigenous forest, at a high altitude of 2000m to 3000m…
National Park in Southern Lesotho

Sehlabathebe National Park

Lesotho’s most undervisited national park is remote, rugged and beautiful. The rolling grasslands, wildflowers and silence provide complete isolation, with only the prolific birdlife (including the bearded vulture) …
Historic Site in Northeastern Highlands

Liphofung Cave Cultural & Historical Site

Just beyond the village of Muela is the signposted turn-off for this small Lesotho Northern Parks–administered site, which includes a cave with some San paintings and Stone Age artefacts. King Moshoeshoe the Great i…
Museum in Morija

Morija Museum & Archives

This small, considered museum contains ethnographical exhibits, archives from the early mission and scientific artefacts. There’s an excellent collection of books for sale, including those by curator Stephen Gill. S…
Gardens in Katse Dam

Katse Botanical Garden

Katse Botanical Garden was originally established to protect the spiral aloes displaced from the dam’s construction. It has flourished to include gravel, hillside trails passing via a rock garden, indigenous flowers…
Museum in Quthing

Masitise Cave House Museum

Five kilometres west of Quthing is this intriguing section of an old mission, built directly into a San rock shelter in 1866 by Reverend David-Frédéric Ellenberger, a Swiss missionary who was among the first to arri…
Archaeological Site in Quthing

Dinosaur Footprints

One of Quthing’s main claims to fame is the proliferation of dinosaur footprints in the surrounding area. The most easily accessible are signposted on the left as you leave town heading northeast towards Qacha's Nek…
Arts Centre in Morija

Maeder House Crafts Centre

This art studio is near the museum in a missionary house dating back to 1843. Various local artists work and exhibit their art here.