It is the land that has earned the title “Africa’s Kingdom in the Sky” as the only country in the world to be entirely above 1,000 metres above sea level with its lowest point being 1,400m. It is a country inside a country as it is completely surrounded by South Africa. It is the nation of top quality scenery, dramatic cultural diversity and vivid cultural heritage. The Kingdom of Lesotho invites you to indulge in an unforgettable experience in the home of The Basotho. Sitting in the heart of South Africa, the country beams with personality from its rich flora and fauna,its surging crystal clear waters and its towering mountains. Also known as the Mountain Kingdom, Lesotho houses an array of natural wonders including the majestic Maletsunyane Falls,the Senqu River Valley and its highlands; featuring the Drakensberg & Maluti spurs. It possesses the spectacular Thaba Bosiu plateau,the Bokong Nature Reserve and Ts’ehlanyane National Park. It also features the sensational 4×4 trails of the Sani Pass which is deemed one of the most challenging yet rewarding 4×4 routes under the sun! With this plethora of God-given architecture, the country is ideal for activities such as hiking, horse riding, cycling, mountain biking, taking guided treks on plateaus and even skiing and snowboarding.
If you prefer to let Lesotho serve as a hide away, it offers a tranquil version of itself. It gives you an opportunity to build a deep connection with Mother Nature because of the way its magnificent flora and fauna decorate the country’s walls. This territory is adorned in green pastures and covered by the indegenous Cape Willows and wild olives. In Lesotho’s case, the grass is definitely greener on the other side.

Why travel to Lesotho?

Lesotho possesses a rare phenomenon of Subeng dinosaur footprints which are preserved in sandstone and feature the prints of a variety of prehistoric animals which lived approximately 200 million years ago.If one rarity does not convince you to visit this African gem, then you should consider the snow capped Maluti mountains which allow for activities such as skiing and snowboarding to be possible on the African continent.
The cultural diversity itself should motivate you to want to witness the marvel that is Lesotho. The iconic Basotho hat is merely a symbol of the cultural wealth that exists in Lesotho. The national pride extends far beyond this symbol as the Basotho make up the majority of the country’s population. This breeds a sense of brotherhood, togetherness and common loyalty which can be felt by those who are visiting the country and it is in this togetherness that the people of Lesotho welcome you with open arms.
The best time to explore Lesotho is during the Summer, between the months of October and April which are ideal for the great outdoors. However, if you prefer to visit Lesotho for the exclusive winter wonderland, then the months of June, July and August are more suitable.

Commitment to sustainable tourism

Lesotho’s central focus with sustainable tourism pertains to developing tourism-related infrastructure.This includes reconstruction of major roads,management of heritage sites, the preservation of rock art and footprints as well as projects that draw attention to the development of nature reserves.Other initiatives that prove the country’s commitment to sustainable tourism include community development projects in the form of development of skills and enterprise development.

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