Top things to do in Southern Lesotho

Top Choice Park in Qacha’s Nek

Qacha's Nek Snake Park

This site is unique in Lesotho, not only because it is the country's only snake park, but because you can also get your car washed while you visit the anacondas, endemic puff adders and spitting cobras. Oh, and the …
Sports in Malealea

Lesotho Sky

This six-day, 350km, team mountain-bike race begins in Roma and climbs through the highlands to Malealea and on to Semonkong.
National Park in Southern Lesotho

Sehlabathebe National Park

This far-flung, lesser-visited park offers stunning rock formations, rolling grasslands, wildflowers and a feeling of isolation, though there's also a shiny new headquarters and a few rondavels at the entrance. Bear…
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…
Lake in Quthing

Lake Letsie

A little-visited but incredibly picturesque lake that makes for gorgeous day trips from Quthing (a two-hour, bumpy ride each way). Intrepid travellers may even opt to camp here. One guide who can arrange the outings…
Sports in Malealea

Malealea Monster Weekend

The 'weekend of adventure' hosted by Malealea Lodge features 8km to 80km mountain-bike races, 7km and 15km trail runs and a 2km night run. All take advantage of the mountainous terrain and gorges around Malealea.
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…
Area in Quthing

Upper Quthing

On the hill above Lower Quthing, overlooking the Senqu (Orange) River gorge, this former colonial administrative centre has good views and gently dilapidated buildings. Walk or catch a shared taxi up from Lower Quth…