Lesotho

This rugged country, with its majestic beauty and serene simplicity, is described as the “Mountain Kingdom” or the “Kingdom in the Sky”. It is a tiny landlocked country tucked away in the middle of South Africa.


Thaba Bosiu

Thaba Bosiu, the most famous historical site in Lesotho and the country’s greatest national monument, is a flat-topped mountain about 20km east of present-day Maseru.

Major Attractions

Maseru

The capital of Lesotho, Maseru, is located on the Mohokare River, bordering South Africa.

Katse Dam

The Katse Dam in the Maloti Mountains, a major joint international undertaking, forms part of the huge Lesotho Highlands Water Project that exports water to neighbouring South Africa.

Transfrontier Conservation Areas

The Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area

The Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area, encompassing the Maloti and the Drakensberg mountains, features more than 2 500 species of flora; the highest falls in Southern Africa; the critically endangered bearded vulture; one of the finest outdoor galleries of rock paintings in the world; some of the most important dinosaur remains on [...]