Thabana Ntlenyana

Photo of Thabana Ntlenyana

Photo by Lars Lindblom

Details

Elevation (feet): 11,424
Elevation (meters): 3,482
Continent: Africa
Country: Lesotho
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Maseru
Convenient Center: Himeville

Thanks to Russell Shaw for adding this peak.

Description

The highest point in Southern Africa, Thabana is at the southern end of the Drakensberg range, near the top of the Sani Pass between Lesotho and South Africa.

It is about a 25km round trip from the top of the Sani Pass, and camping can be done in the valley before the summit next to a river.

Conditions vary from pleasant to blizzard-like, so ensure that you are adequately prepared for anything from snow to extreme winds and temperatures well below freezing.

Thanks to Russell Shaw for this description.