Mahlasela Pass

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Mahlasela Pass
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Elevation 3,222 m (10,571 ft)
Location Lesotho
Coordinates 28°48′56″S 28°43′10″E / 28.81556°S 28.71944°E / -28.81556; 28.71944Coordinates: 28°48′56″S 28°43′10″E / 28.81556°S 28.71944°E / -28.81556; 28.71944
Mahlasela Pass is located in Lesotho
Mahlasela Pass
Location in Lesotho

The Mahlasela pass is a tarred pass in the Maloti mountains of Lesotho, reaching a height of 3222 meters.[1] It is one of two passes that links the town of Butha-Buthe with the diamond mining town of Mokhotlong, the other pass being the Moteng pass.[2] Heavy snowfalls frequently closes the pass in winter. The only skiing resort in Lesotho, Afriski is situated here. It is considered to be the highest road pass in Southern Africa.


  1. ^ Road Sign Elevation Photo, Jaco van Tonder, 2003
  2. ^ Map of Lesotho, South and North Sheet, Lesotho Government, 1978