The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed Lesotho’s Sehlabathebe National Park as an extension to the uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site in South Africa and it will now to be named the Maloti Drakensberg Transboundary World Heritage Site. The 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed the Sehlabathebe National Park of Lesotho on the World Heritage List on Saturday, 22 June 2013. This is Lesotho's first World Heritage Site.

The park, established in 1970 as a "Wild Life Sanctuary and National Park" was already nominated for the World Heritage List in 2008. It has 250 endemic plant species as well as significant San rock art. It is  a valuable compliment to the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.


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intrepid replied to: #59100 27 Nov 2013 14:01
This wasn't well publicised, but with Sehlabathebe being awarded World Heritage Status, the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site (UDP-WHS) is now being referred to as the Maloti Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site (MDP-WHS).