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Lesotho

Hidden within the South African borders,

Lesotho towers majestically above and is known as the

Mountain Kingdom or Kingdom in the Sky.

This destination can be combined as the peak of a holiday or in itself caters a host of tantalizing treats to choose from for those opting to dedicate a trip in entirety.

Image by Tatenda Mapigoti

Your trip could include hiking waterfalls, mountain biking, horse riding and glimpses of ancient Bushman paintings.

Deep in the Maluti Mountains, Afriski offers skiing and is one of the only two ski resorts in southern Africa.

Highlights


Ts'ehlanyane National Park
Maletsunyane Falls
Malealea
Sani Pass
Katse Dam
Sehlabathebe National Park
Mafika-Lisiu
Leribe
Teyateyaneng





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General Travel Information
CAPITAL

Maseru

CURRENCIES ACCEPTED

ZAR cash and all major credit cards. ATMs are common in Lesotho, but international cards are rarely accepted outside the capital.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+2

GETTING THERE

To Maseru connect with international services flying in to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

POPULATION

2.215 Million

TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN

Safe for children to travel.

LANGUAGES

Sesotho & English

GENERAL SAFETY

Lesotho is generally considered a safe country to travel to. Lesotho also has its issues with crime, both petty and violent, illnesses and poverty.

LOCAL CURRENCY

Lesotho loti LSL

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Tropical diseases such as Malaria, Yellow fever and Bilharzia are not present in Lesotho.

When to Visit

Maseru

January

Fair

July

Fair

February

Fair

August

Fair

March

Excellent

September

Excellent

April

Excellent

October

Excellent

May

Excellent

November

Excellent

June

Fair

December

Fair