Thabana Ntlenyana

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Thabana Ntlenyana
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Thabana Ntlenyana-
Highest point
Elevation3,482 m (11,424 ft)
Prominence2,390 m (7,840 ft)
Isolation3,003 km (1,866 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates29°28′S 29°16′E / 29.467°S 29.267°E / -29.467; 29.267Coordinates: 29°28′S 29°16′E / 29.467°S 29.267°E / -29.467; 29.267
Thabana Ntlenyana is located in Lesotho
Thabana Ntlenyana
Thabana Ntlenyana
Location of Thabana Ntlenyana in Lesotho
Parent rangeDrakensberg
Easiest routeHike

Thabana Ntlenyana, which literally means "Beautiful little mountain" in Sesotho, is the highest point in Lesotho[1] and the highest mountain in southern Africa. It is situated on the Mohlesi ridge of the Drakensberg/Maloti Mountains, north of Sani Pass. It stands at 3,482 metres (11,424 ft) high.

The peak is usually climbed by groups completing a Grand Traverse of the Drakensberg, although the peak is technically in the Maloti Mountains.[2]

The peak is often also climbed from Sani Top Chalet or from Vergelegen Nature Reserve.[3]

Thabana Ntlenyana as seen from the Giants Castle Ridge



  1. ^ Sommer, Chris. "Roof of the Maloti".
  2. ^ Sommer, Chris. "Grand Traverse".
  3. ^ Geo Maps Series Map 5.