Lesotho

Lesotho
November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a country completely surrounded by South Africa, and one of the few Monarchies left in the continent. It is known as the Kingdom in the sky due to its elevated altitude. It has the highest and lowest point of any country in the world.

Its rustic charm is evident as villagers move around on horsebacks, with colorful patchwork blankets draped over their shoulders during winter. The scenic landscape has remained untouched by modern technology and it remains a peaceful, culturally rich land and secure holiday destination.

Lesotho’s lofty height ensures breathtaking views of the country and activities such as pony trekking, mountain hiking, and abseiling are available for the adventure lovers. Lesotho gets its fair share of snow so skiing is recommended on your travel itinerary. For a more tranquil experience in this charming country, explore its local tradition in the cultural centres and engage in activities like fishing, boating and bird watching.

If you’re thinking simple unpretentious pleasures, think Lesotho!

Destinations in Lesotho

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    Butha-Buthe

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Quick facts

  • Official name
    The Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Location
    Lesotho is landlocked, completely surrounded by South Africa
  • Government
    Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentary system
  • Dialing code
    +266
  • Climate weather
    Humid continental
  • Population
    1,942,008 on 30,355km²
  • Official language
    Sesotho, English
  • Other major languages
    Xhosa, Zulu
  • Currency
    Lesotho Loti (LSL).
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    GBP (£), USD ($)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa (takes less than 7 days to process); Yellow Fever certificate required for travelers coming from, or in airport transit for more than 12hrs in places with risk of transmission. (For more information, visit- www.ltdc.org.ls)
  • Health tips
    Lesotho's high altitude and crisp mountain air does not present many health problems for travelers, although its high elevation leaves the possibility of altitude sickness for recently arrived visitors.

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