World Travel Africa An Adventure Tourist’s Dream Destination – The Lesotho

An Adventure Tourist’s Dream Destination – The Lesotho

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There are only a few countries in the world that are associated with the title of the “enclaved country”. However, Lesotho lies within the border of South Africa. Basically, it is a landlocked country which is surrounded by the territory of one or other state. Well, it is not wrong to say that Lesotho is an underrated place for tourism. Tourist who visited the place shared their experience on the internet where they expressed their feeling as “Lesotho – An incredible place to enjoy”. Lesotho is also an adventure destination, where you can find several adventure sports and different places where you will have lots of fun.

If you are someone who loves adventure and enjoy nature then Lesotho will never let you down. Its vivid culture, new cities and several natural beauties like National Park, massive Waterfall, Dams, and some amazing scenic beauty. Lesotho offers different attractions for their visitors; all the natural places are kept intact in their original form so that tourist may gain an original experience. The huge mountains and valleys present here to enhance the beauty of the place.

So, let’s uncover some amazing adventure tourist destination of Lesotho, where you can enjoy your entire vacation or a trip:

Skiing and Snowboarding

If you are thinking that what all destination you get in the Southern part of Africa then you are completely wrong. Here you will get some amazing adventure sports which you can perform with your friends or family. The option of Skiing and Snowboarding is always available for the tourist. However, whether its mountain biking, snowboarding or any other type of water sports. The best place to perform these sports is the Afriski Mountain Resort. From here you can unlock all the opportunity for adventure sports.

Afriski Mountain Resort
Skiing at Afriski Mountain Resort / Image credit: visitlesotho.travel

You can climb on to the top of the mountain and see the sunset from there, the view from the top of the mountain is entirely mesmerizing. From the top of the mountain, you can clearly see the river floating in a zig-zag way. The landscape looks beautiful from several points; there are different points on the mountain from where you can have a birds-eye view. Some other activities which you can do from Afriski Mountain are Zip Sail, Trail Running, playing PaintBall, Hiking, Adventure Bike Riding, Mountain Biking, etc.

Tsehlanyane National Park

The Tsehlanyane National Park lies in the Maloti Mountain in Lesotho. Most of the part of this National Park is under the conservation area, and it is situated at 8,500 feet above the sea-level. At this immense height, you can also see some very rare plants and different species of flora. The entire environment is surrounded by mountain peaks. This National Park is one of the largest parks in the country.

Picture of Maliba Mountain / Image credit: pinterest.com

The National Park is also famous for Leucosidea sericea, an incredibly old wood that is used in many different purposes, that’s why it is also known as woodland. The park is easily accessible through a car drive of around four hours. Exploring the flora and fauna is too much fun in the Tsehlanyane National Park.

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The Dinosaur Footprints

If you are a person who loves to explore the history and like to see new things then exploring the dinosaur footprints would be the best activity for you. These footprints are well preserved by the government as it is one of the largest places in the world where someone can see a large number of dinosaur’s footprints. According to the study and research, these footprints are dated around 200 million years old.

The Dinosaur Footprints / Image credit: maliba-lodge.com

Most of the fossils are found in some areas like Moyeni, Subeng Stream (between Leribe and Butha-Buthe) and Tsikoane close to Leribe, Morija, Matsient and Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing District at Masitise. Most of the discoveries were made in the starting era itself and by seeing the strength of the fossils the government named a new species of dinosaur as “Leosthosaurus”.

Semonkong Falls

This wonderful waterfall is present in the Maseru district of Lesotho, and it lies in one of the perfect locations between the mountains and greenery. The waterfall arises from a river which flows through the mountains and drops from a height of 204 meters. The Semonkong Fall is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country. Tourists from all over the world visit this beautiful waterfall just to witness and enjoy the adventure that happens near the waterfall.

Maletsunyane Falls Lesotho
Maletsunyane Falls Lesotho / Image credit: britannica.com

This spectacular single drop waterfall is a great place for adventure lovers. The Zipline adventure, trekking and other adventure sports are quite famous. Many local visitors and tourist do take a bath under the waterfall. There is a naturally created pond where the water drops from top and stays; everyone takes the bath in that pond. The beauty of the waterfall can be seen in all seasons, especially in summers and winters. In winters the water freezes and turn into ice, the entire pond changes into an ice pond which looks eye-catching.

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In the end

This small Lesotho kingdom is an adventure hub for tourists; it is surely one of the most underrated countries. The best time to visit this country is between March and October. The real beauty of the country enhances in this season as it is the perfect time to see the entire mountainous regions and the valleys. So, what are you waiting for? Just call your friends, pack your bags, and get ready to see something beautiful and stunning.

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