LesothoSurrounded by the Drakensberg and the Maluti Mountains, this country in the mountains is the perfect 4x4 and hiking country. The friendly Lesotho people welcome visitors to the Kingdom in the Sky.
Lesotho is surrounded by mountains, with the Drakensberg in the east and the Maluti Mountains dominating the rest of the country. Most of Lesotho is above 1000m above sea level and the friendly local people have made this rugged country their home. The Basuto people have a rich culture and this can be found in almost every town and village that you pass through, craft markets and produce stalls provide tourists and locals with fresh fruit, vegetables, daily necessities and curios.
The mountains offer 4x4 enthusiasts hundreds of exciting rugged routes through the countryside. Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Lesotho, with hiking trails criss-crossing the countryside providing hikers with uninterrupted views from the top of the world. The highest peak is Thabana Ntlenyana, at 3482m high it is the highest peak in Southern Africa and keen mountain climbers are thrilled with this majestic peak.
There are no fences in Lesotho and the wildlife have the freedom to roam about where they wish, the most common are mountain reedbuck, rhebok, eland, baboon, jackals, meerkat and mongooses. Lesotho is definitely a place to let go and feel free, breathe in the pure air and enjoy the local people and their culture.
All visitors entering Lesotho must hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. Visas are required for certain countries. Please contact our nearest travel agents for up-to-date information regarding this.
Lesotho's currency is the Lesotho Loti. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and credit cards are accepted at most places.
What to Bring
Summers are hot - lightweight cotton clothing and a lightweight jacket. Winters can get cold, with snow in the middle of winter - trousers, long-sleeved shirts, pullovers and a very warm jacket. Comfortable walking shoes and sandals/slops. Sunhat, sunscreen and after-sun.