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The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho proffers natural beauty, rugged terrain, and rich local culture and traditions, and a scarcity of civilization's trappings, such as landlords and fences, provides a permit-free playground for the more intrepid adventurers.

About Lesotho

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Botha-Bothe

Botha-Bothe

King Moshoeshoe l made the flat-topped sandstone plateau of Botha Bothe Mountain his stronghold until 1824.

Leribe District

Leribe District

Situated North of Maseru, along the Main North 1, Leribe offers nature reserves, the magnificent Katse Dam and a variety of handicrafts

Mokhotlong

Mokhotlong

Mokhotlong boasts the highest terrain in the Maloti Range and is the source of the Senqu River, Lesotho's primary watershed.

Qacha's Nek

Qacha's Nek

Archaeological excavations at rock shelters in Qacha's Nek suggested that people have lived there for more than 50 000 years.

Quthing District

Quthing

Quthing - also known as Moyeni, the "Place of the Wind" - has rich rock art which bears testimony to the Bushmen who lived there for millennia.

Mohale's Hoek

Mohale's Hoek

The town takes its name from King Moshoeshoe's younger brother, Mohale. You can see a genuine fossilized dinosaur footprint.

Thaba-Tseka

Thaba-Tseka

The small town of Thaba-Tseka, "The Mountain with a Blaze", was established in 1970's and is the capital of the mountainous Thaba-Tseka district.

Mafeteng

Mafeteng

A visit to Lesotho is incomplete without a pony trek. It is the transport of choice for most Basotho, as the sturdy ponies handle the narrow trails better than any 4X4 vehicle can.

Maseru

Maseru

Maseru is the capital of Lesotho as well as its largest city. It is situated on the north western border with South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa's business and industrial hub, is only an hour's flight away.

Berea

Berea

The impressive and somewhat mysterious village of Kome is situated under a rock overhang and was build around 1842. This unusual village is well worth the visit.

  • Botha-Bothe

    Botha-Bothe

    King Moshoeshoe l made the flat-topped sandstone plateau of Botha Bothe Mountain his stronghold until 1824.

  • Leribe District

    Leribe District

    Situated North of Maseru, along the Main North 1, Leribe offers nature reserves, the magnificent Katse Dam and a variety of handicrafts

  • Mokhotlong

    Mokhotlong

    Mokhotlong boasts the highest terrain in the Maloti Range and is the source of the Senqu River, Lesotho's primary watershed.

  • Qacha's Nek

    Qacha's Nek

    Archaeological excavations at rock shelters in Qacha's Nek suggested that people have lived there for more than 50 000 years.

  • Quthing District

    Quthing

    Quthing - also known as Moyeni, the "Place of the Wind" - has rich rock art which bears testimony to the Bushmen who lived there for millennia.

  • Mohale's Hoek

    Mohale's Hoek

    The town takes its name from King Moshoeshoe's younger brother, Mohale. You can see a genuine fossilized dinosaur footprint.

  • Thaba-Tseka

    Thaba-Tseka

    The small town of Thaba-Tseka, "The Mountain with a Blaze", was established in 1970's and is the capital of the mountainous Thaba-Tseka district.

  • Mafeteng

    Mafeteng

    A visit to Lesotho is incomplete without a pony trek. It is the transport of choice for most Basotho, as the sturdy ponies handle the narrow trails better than any 4X4 vehicle can.

  • Maseru

    Maseru

    Maseru is the capital of Lesotho as well as its largest city. It is situated on the north western border with South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa's business and industrial hub, is only an hour's flight away.

  • Berea

    Berea

    The impressive and somewhat mysterious village of Kome is situated under a rock overhang and was build around 1842. This unusual village is well worth the visit.

Mokhotlong District

Mokhotlong is named after the river nearby with the same name, which means place of Bald Ibis. It boasts the highest terrain in the Maloti Range and is the source of the Senqu River, Lesotho's primary watershed.

In the east, Mokhotlong borders on the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, with its north point bordering the Free State province. Domestically, it borders on the following districts: Butha-Buthe District in the northwest, Leribe on the west and Thaba-Tseka on the south.

What to see

Lets'eng la Terae

Situated in the Maloti Mountains, Lets'eng la Terae has an average elevation of 3,200m above sea level, making it the highest diamond mine in the world. Lets'eng produces diamonds which are reputed to sell for highest per carat price of any kimberline mine. It has consistently produced large, gem quality diamonds.

Sani Pass

The spectacular mountain road that crosses the Sani Pass serves as an entry point into Lesotho from South Africa. It also serves as an adventure spot for those who are not faint hearted and would love to enjoy 4X4 trekking. Sani Pass also has the highest pub in Africa. Here one can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mountain Kingdom, overlooking KwaZulu Natal, while enjoying a few drinks and a delicious meal.

Thabana Ntlenyana

The majestic Thabana Ntlenyana is about 3 482m above sea level and is regarded as the highest peak in Southern Africa. There are daily pony treks and hikes to the summit, and it is about 15km from Sani Top.

Where to stay

Mokhotlong has two hotels, the Senqu Hotel and the Mokhotlong Hotel. There is also Sani Pass chalets, which has the highest pub in Africa. Those wanting to experience and learn more about the Basotho culture and traditions, could visit the Number 10 home stay and the Molalana home stay, which also provide pony trekking. There are also guest houses, a lodge and B B establishments in the district.

Treat your body well - when you are moving from place to place, it is difficult to maintain a workout routine. Get comfortable and get enough sleep, stay hydrated - drink LOTS OF WATER, use sun screen.