Last updated: 8 February 2018

High up in the Maloti Mountains, the Kingdom of Lesotho is landlocked and totally surrounded by South Africa. Known as the Kingdom in the Sky the rolling countryside is a lovely and relatively inexpensive destination.

The rugged mountains that make up the bulk of the countryside peak at close to 3500 metres, forming magnificent backdrops to the many activities on offer. Here you can hike, fish, climb, abseil, pony trek, mountain bike, bird watch or ski.

Whilst the main roads in the country are well maintained many of the most remote areas are not on the roads and cannot be reached by vehicle.


The countryside is dotted with traditional round mud huts capped with thatch. Here the Basotho people live as they have for centuries, traveling by foot or donkey and cooking on fires. Lesotho’s charm lies in its rural and pastoral landscapes and slow pace of life.

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