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CONFERENCE EXCURSIONS

Post-Conference Excursions

Embark on an extraordinary journey through Lesotho's cultural and natural wonders! Join us for a captivating one-day excursion to Thaba Bosiu or the Metolong dam. Explore the rich history of these iconic sites, each offering a unique tapestry of Lesotho's heritage.

 

Delve into the past as you witness the imprints of ancient dinosaurs at the remarkable Dinosaur Footprints site in Roma, an expedition that promises awe and fascination.

For those wanting to delve deeper into the heart of Lesotho's natural splendour, an exclusive three-day excursion awaits! Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Sehlabathebe National Park. This extended journey offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the untouched beauty of Lesotho's wilderness, an experience that promises unforgettable memories.

Indulge in these enchanting escapades at your pace, whether opting for the allure of a single-day adventure or immersing yourself in the grandeur of a three-day expedition. While the Sehlabathebe excursion entails a slightly higher cost, the value of the experience promises an unparalleled exploration into the heart of Lesotho's natural treasures.

Dinosaur Footprint sites: 27 June 2024
Thaba Bosiu/ Metolong Dam: 28 June 2024
Sehlabathebe National Park: 29 June – 1 July 2024

 


Delegates are encouraged to take part in as many excursions as possible!


The LOC shall cover the following costs for students:
ALL cost for one day excursions (transport, entrance, lunch)
Sehlabathebe National Park (Transport and entrance only)

Thaba Bosiu
This plateau was named Thaba-Bosiu (mountain at night) during the occupation of Moshoeshoe 1, founder of the Basotho nation in 1824. It has steep vertical cliffs along the ridge and is accessible only along foot passes. This inaccessibility made it difficult to ascend and people believed that it grew at night, hence its name. There is a site Museum that provides an exciting, interactive, multi-media presentation of this National Monument, Basotho cultural heritage as well as its colonial and post-colonial history.

 

As Basotho celebrate their 200th year anniversary as a nation, the Thaba Bosiu Monument has lamented its status as a national heritage site and therefore one cannot say they truly visited Lesotho without visiting this site.

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Dinosaur Footprint sites

Being home to the Lesothosaurus, it would be an injustice to oneself to visit Lesotho and not venture out to seedinosaur footprints in the country. Roma is home to some of Lesotho’s most impressive footprint sites that can be reached by trekking on foot or on pony back. These sites can truly be named as Lesotho open-air paleontological museums. Footprints were made by herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs. It has been said that the panoramic views from the footprints are amazing and worth the walk up!

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Sehlabathebe National Park


The Sehlabathebe National Park is located in the Maloti Mountains in Qacha's Nek District, Lesotho and is part
of the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage Site. The park was first established on 8 May 1970 and is the only
World Heritage Site in Lesotho. Its dramatic and rugged landscape that is characterized by rock arches,
outcrops, caves and pools make it a hiker’s paradise. It is the ideal place to go if one wants to connect with
nature in a picturesque serene environment.

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