Small and completely enclaved by Republic of South Africa. Lesotho roughly translated to “the land of the people who speak Sesotho”. It is mostly mountainous, highlands plateaus, where many villages can be reached only on horseback, foot, or light aircraft. Resources can therefore be very scarce and limited agricultural space is available in the lowlands.

Most of the rainfall occurs between October and April each year, where temperatures in the lowlands reach as high as 32°C in the summer and plunge to -7°C in the winter. The highlands temperatures on the other hand is much wider, and readings below -18°C are not unusual. Frost occurs widely in winter when the Maloti Mountains are usually snowcapped.

Recommended Sights & Activities


Don’t miss our recommended sights and activities:

♥ 4×4 Across Sani Pass
♥ Visit the highest pub in Southern Africa
♥ Explore the mountains on horseback
♥ Experience traditional Basotho life
♥ Visit Afriski Mountain Resort

Sights & Activities


Skiing on a ski slope
  • 4 x 4 Your way across Sani Pass
  • Go on a mountain horseback adventure
  • Visit Afriski
  • Bokong Nature Reserve
  • Katse Dam
  • Maletsunyane Falls
  • Maluti Mountains
  • Explore traditional Basotho Culture
  • Visit the highest pub in Southern Africa
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