Surrounded by a single country, encircled by the majestic Maluti and Drakensberg mountains,
Lesotho offers a rare opportunity to explore nature little changed by man.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Afriski Mountain Resort | Dinosaur Footprints | Katse Dam and Botanical Gardens | Kome Cave Dwellings | Maletsunyane Falls | Maluti Mountains | Outdoor activities for mountain bikers, trail-runners, hikers, fly fishermen | Pony Trekking | Rich culture of the Basotho people | Sani Pass and the Highest pub in Africa
Most nationalities can visit Lesotho for up to 14 days without a visa.
By Air: Moshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU), ± 18 km from Maseru.
South African Air Link has five flights every weekday from Johannesburg to MSU.
By Road: There are 13 border crossings into Lesotho from South Africa, the most scenic of which is the Sani Pass Border Post.
Language & Currency
Language: English & Sesotho are the official languages.
Currency: The Lesotho Loti (LSL) is equivalent to the South African Rand (ZAR). The two currencies are interchangeable within Lesotho, but not in South Africa.
Summer (October - April) is the rainy season, with the hottest times from January - February. There is a reason why the traditional Basotho blanket is worn, winters (June-September) at such a high altitude can be freezing!
Travel Tip: The highlands region can enjoy snowfall from May - September