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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.

Botha-Bothe District

Botha Bothe was first settled in the 1800s when tribal groups displaced by the Lifaqane fled to the Maloti Mountains. King Moshoeshoe l made the flat-topped sandstone plateau of Botha Bothe Mountain his stronghold until 1824 when he relocated to a new capital.

In the north, Botha-Bothe borders on the Free State Province of South Africa. Domestically, it borders Mokhotlong on the southeast and Leribe on south.

What to see

Liphofung Cave Cultural Heritage Site

Named after the eland which is depicted by San artists, this site contains large sheltered sandstone cave and some of the country's best examples of rock art. In addition, there are numerous displays in the huts of Basotho traditional Life. Liphofung has been developed with the focus on cultural education and the preservation of the rock paintings, as well as the legacy of early Basotho. Local guides are available to interpret the historical, cultural and natural significance of the site and area as a whole.

Afri Ski

This is one of the few places in Africa to offer snow-skiing, and boasts a 1.5km ski slope. Other attractions in this vicinity include excellent bird watching and fly fishing. There is also an accommodation for those who would like to sleep over

Where To Stay

For travellers in search for space and peace, New Oxbow Lodge is the ideal place to stay. The lodge is located in the magnificent Drakensburg Mountain Range on the banks of the Malibamotso River. Likileng lodge on the outskirts of the Botha Bothe town also offers good accommodation while Mamohase B B offers a perfect experience for anyone eager to learn more about Basotho Culture and enjoy the beautiful natural features of Lesotho. Other accommodation establishments in the district include Crocodile Inn, Motlejoa B B, Liphofung Caves and Friendly Guest House.

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.