Lesotho is a high-altitude country, where villagers on horseback in multicoloured balaclavas and blankets greet you. The 1000m-high ‘lowlands’ offer craft shopping and sights, but don’t miss a trip to the southern, central or north eastern highlands, where streams cross.
Lesotho offers a very different travel experience, with its natural beauty, rich flora and fauna, and captivating prehistoric and cultural heritage. Mountains, valleys, and rivers provide memorable scenery for travellers.
Basotho are a nation that has solid traditions, beliefs and customs. The annual Morija arts festival portrays the rich culture and celebrations that Lesotho is truly proud of. If you want to be part of these celebrations you will be welcomed with smiling faces. And in the villages, you will be offered the traditional porridge — Motoho. Come and experience a wealth of savoury food, natural attractions, and reserves.
Things to Do
- Culture tours, day hikes, trekking, biking excursions, abseiling and extreme 4x4 tours
Top Places to Visit in Lesotho:
THABA BOSIU ART & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Thaba Bosiu Art & Cultural Festival (October month) – travellers can experience and enjoy the Basotho’s brand of hospitality, music and cuisine.
THABA BOSIU CULTURAL VILLAGE
Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village – Located 24km outside of the city of Maseru, Thaba Bosiu is a National Monument.
TS’EHLANYANE NATIONAL PARK
Ts’ehlanyane National Park – in the southern Maluti Mountains 150km northeast of Maseru, is known for its rugged mountainous landscapes, beautiful waterfalls, diverse birdlife, and excellent network of hiking and horseback trails.
Central Pony Trek/Hiking – unique to Lesotho, is the opportunity to explore the kingdom’s wonderful mountain landscapes on horseback, overnighting in traditional Basotho villages where the welcome is as warm as the campfire.
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