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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.

Leribe District

Situated North of Maseru, along the Main North 1, Leribe offers a variety of tourism products. These include nature reserves, the magnificent Katse Dam and a variety of handicrafts. The two reserves and the Katse Dam, which are products of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, have made Leribe a major tourist destination.

In the west, Leribe borders the Free State Province of South Africa. Domestically, it borders on the following districts: Butha-Buthe on the North Mokhotlong District, in the East Thaba-Tseka, and Berea in the Southeast and Southwest.

What To See

Tse'hlanyane National Park

The largest reserve established by the project, this national park encompasses the upper catchment of the Tse'hlanyane River and protects the all important Leucosidea forest. Accommodation consists of the magnificent Madiba Lodge which consists of a guest house, conference centre, rondavels and camping sites.

Bokong Nature Reserve

From the Visitor Centre, with its panoramic view over the Lepaqoa Valley, raptors cruise the high thermals and the Lepaqoa River plunges into the sheer gorge. In winter, the scene is freeze-framed and the waterfall becomes a spectacular ice sculpture set in a landscape dusted in snow.

Katse Dam

Katse Dam was built as one of a series of dams in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project to export water to South Africa. The dam's wall is 185m high and is regarded as the highest dam wall in Africa. Katse Dam has become the country's most important tourist attraction. There is also a Botanical Garden at Katse which displays Lesotho's diverse mountain flora and fauna heritage in its natural environment.

Where To Stay

Leribe has two hotels: Sekekete Hotel in Maputsoe, which shares a border with Fichsburg, and Leribe Hotel in Hlotse. There is also Orion Katse Lodge overlooking the magnificent Katse Dam. Other accommodation establishments include Umbrella Guest House and Choks Lodge both at Halejone, Aloes Guest House in Pitseng, and a number of other accommodation establishments in Hlotse.

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.