Lesotho is an independent kingdom the size of Belgium that stands like an island, surrounded by South Africa. It was created in the 19th century by the remarkable Moshoeshoe the First who led the Basotho people into the region and then repelled a succession of potential invaders, from the Zulus to the British. Lesotho is a country in Southern Africa Known as the Kingdom in the Sky because of its lofty altitude.It is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 meters above sea level. Lesotho Map is shown below.
Lesotho offers the chance to enjoy Africa’s majestic beauty, the simplicity of a mountain people, and a serene quality of life for discerning travelers from all over the world.The Basotho people are very friendly and welcoming, the country is relatively safe and politically stable.
The Kingdom of Lesotho was formed through the pursuit of peace, and this peaceful nature still exists in the Basotho. They are a friendly and welcoming people.It offers a magnificent opportunity to explore nature still little changed by man, still unspoiled by crowds of tourists, and to appreciate the untamed but beautiful landscapes of the soaring Maluti and Drakensberg mountains.
The weather conditions in summer are ideal for camping and enjoying the outdoors. Rain, however, will also fall during these months. Temperatures range between 18C and 30C, from the coolness of the highlands to the warmth of the lowlands. The winters can be very cold especially in the highlands.
- MORIJA MUSEUM
- MALETSUYANE FALLS
- THABA BOSLU
- TSEHLAMYANE NTL. PARK
- SEHLANATHEBE NTL. PARK
- BOKONG NATURE RESERVE
The official languages are Sesotho and English.
Most people in the larger towns or tourist attractions speak English to a reasonable standard and a few words of Afrikaans; however, outside these areas, these languages will not be understood.
- Pony-Trekking at Malealea, Semonkong and Basoth.
- Hiking in the Highlands.
- Skiing at Oxbow during the winter.
- GoVertical Mountaineering Adventures.