"Lesotho - The Kingdom in the sky" Top 5 Page for this destination Lesotho by MikeAtSea

Lesotho Travel Guide: 311 reviews and 861 photos

The Kingdom in the Sky - Lesotho is an unusual and often overlooked destination in Southern Africa. With the development the Lesotho Highland Water Project has delivered over the last 15 years it is now much easier to be accessed and offers visitors some of the most spectacular scenery in Southern Africa along roads that are technical master pieces.
Add that the country is safe and its people are extremely friendly Lesotho offers scenic drives, hikes, horse riding, dinosaur footprints and technical developments such as the Katse and Mohale Dams with plenty of places to stay and rest with great hospitality!
My thought that to explore the interior of Lesotho one would require a 4x4 and off-road experience was totally turned over during my recent trip to the Mountain Kingdom - with a normal sedan we drove over some of the highest mountain passes in Africa - without any trouble!

With a land area of approximately 30,000 km2 no part of the Country is below 1000 metres and much of the land consists of high mountains that reach their peak at Thabana-Ntlenyana, at 3,841m the highest point of Southern Africa.
Because of the altitude, the climate is well described as invigorating. Clean mountain air, spectacular blue skies, and brilliant sunshine for more than 300 days each year provide a wonderful climate that will restore even the most jaded traveller.

Summer extends from November to January and is usually hot, while winter lasts from May to July and brings snow to the mountains (although snow can fall on the highest peaks at any time of the year). Autumn days are long and warm, and are great for hiking and pony-trekking, while in the springtime (about August) the mountains are covered with alpine flowers and the valleys are decked with peach blossom and mimosa.
The majestic Maluti Mountains and the spectacular Drakensberg Range offer a magnificent backdrop to a near tropical destination that can provide a wide range of outdoor holiday activities.

  • Last visit to Lesotho: Apr 2011
  • Intro Updated Apr 19, 2011
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  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Excellent page on this little known country. I worked on rocks from there but i have never been! Why do all the names start with M?

  • CatherineReichardt's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2011 at 3:29 AM

    Hi Mike I'm enjoying the Lesotho stuff - keep it coming! I was lucky enough to work on Lesotho Highlands in the 80s, and still feel affectionate towards the country. Regards Cathy

  • Ina08's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    Thank you for your tips. They have tremendously helped in organising our upcoming, impromptu weekend trip to Lesotho. We very much look forward to it.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    Cool cultural tips on Lesotho. SL :)

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2008 at 2:13 AM

    really enjoyed your pages...thanx

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Nice page about that remote and mysterious country! THANX!

  • jungles's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 3:06 AM

    Very nice Lesotho page! Looking foward to visiting one day.

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2005 at 2:32 PM

    Nice view of Leshoto! I'd like to visit Southern Africa as soon as possible!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2005 at 4:42 AM

    I'm still discovering new places. That's good I think. A highly informative page although it'll even be better if u could describe your feelings about each area. As it is, I'm unable to get a feel of the place.

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2005 at 3:19 AM

    Nice job on a place very few folks in Roxboro have heard of.

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