Lesotho is a small independent and landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. It is a mountainous country known as "the kingdom in the sky" and sits at 1000m above sea level. It is one of the few countries in Africa with natural boundaries created by tribal demands rather than those imposed by colonial decree.
Lesotho is a perfect destination for anyone wanting to get off the beaten track into beautiful, remote lands where there are no fences, very few good roads, and miles upon miles of mountainous scenery to explore on foot or on horseback, with the addition of the hospitality of the Basotho people to make this experience particularly special. Explore the highlands, Basotho villages, San Bushman rock art, and even dinosaur footprints on a tailor made Lesotho Holiday.
Most people visiting Lesotho combine their trip with locations in South Africa. A 4x4 hire car is essential for driving around Lesotho. There are no trains and private vehicles are the best way to get around. Distances here are measured in the length of time it takes to get somewhere, not in kilometres!
The formidable terrain of Lesotho is created by the sheer walls of the Drakensburg mountain range which form the border with South Africa, and the Maluti Mountains which run like a spine through the country. The stark towering peaks of the highlands give way to deep valleys with spectacular waterfalls and open grasslands, but there are hardly any trees - just a few scattered around the villages, usually peach trees!
Lesotho also has relics of time gone by in dinosaur footprints embedded in rocks and many fossils remain from the Triassic period. There are also more than 400 San rock paintings.
This is a wonderful little country deserving of a few days of your time if you like getting out and about in stunning mountain scenery.
Malealea Lodge is in a beautiful location in western Lesotho. Come pony trekking here.
Maliba Mountain and River Lodges are situated in a gorgeous location in Lesotho.
New Oxbow Lodge
In a beautiful position in the Drakensberg Mountain Range in Lesotho.
Ramabanta Trading Post
A lodge in the foothills of the Maloti Mountains, family run with great food.
Sani Mountain Lodge
Accommodation at the highest pub in Africa set right on the top of the Sani Pass.
Stone and thatch accommodation in the heart of Lesotho near Maletsunyane Falls.