Lesotho might not be a travel hotspot like London and Paris but the South African country is sure to bind you with enticing river networks and mountain ranges.
The country is home to stunning and unfiltered natural scenery, great food, striking history, and iconic monuments; everything making the place perfect for an off-beat vacay!
If you’re planning to travel Lesotho, you might have a few things you need to clear out, right? Keeping that in mind we have compiled a complete travel guide that covers everything a traveler wants to know about the landlocked country. So, let’s get started!
Where Is Lesotho?
Lesotho is a landlocked country situated in the southern Africa. The landscape of the country mainly consists of tall mountain ranges thus offering some amazing hiking trails.
The total length of the border of the country is 909km and it shares the border with provinces- the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Eastern Cape.
When Should You Visit The Country?
Timing can make a huge difference in traveling and thus wherever you travel make sure you know the best time to travel to the destination.
If you’re planning to travel to Lesotho during the best time, you’ll surely add the best of the country. The best time to visit Lesotho is from November to March, where you can find the best visibility and pleasant climate. The months of November to March are summer months in the country and you’ll see the best.
How Long Should Be The Travel Duration?
Lesotho is mainly a mountainous country which makes the distances pretty long. The country is small but the mountainous landscape makes the distances long and thus we would advise you to at least plan a week’s vacay to Lesotho.
If you’re thinking it to be a three day vacay, you’ll be able to cover mostly the northern part. So, it’s better to plan a week in the country, so that you come across all the exquisiteness the country is blessed with.
What’s Best In The Country?
If you’re looking for the top attractions in the country, we have listed the finest travel places you must add to your itinerary. There’s a lot to see and do in the country and for a week itinerary we have picked the best you can do and see.
- Tsehlanyane National Park- situated in the Maloti Mountains, is the most stunning and accessible park of Lesotho. The park is among the two parks that make an important part of the greater Drankensberg Transfrontier Park.
- Maseru- it is the capital and the largest city in the country. If you’re curious to know the cultural life of Lesotho, Maseru is the best place. While there’s not much to see in the city despite that it’s an integral part of your itinerary. The Mokorotlo one of Lesotho’s important monumental buildings is located in the city that you can add to your itinerary.
- Bokong Nature Reserve- the reserve is home to Afro-alpine Wetlands and is one of the most gorgeous places you can add to your itinerary.
- Leribe- located on the bank of Hlotse River is a small and bustling town, Leribe. The greenery and nature of the town captivates the travelers to Leribe.
- Butha-Buthe- the Butha-Buthe city in the country awes you with beautiful views and surroundings. The city is a perfect blend of modernity and nature.
- Katse Dam- it is the Africa’s second largest dam and is a great example of the architectural feats of the region.
We hope the information helps you to plan a perfect itinerary to Lesotho.