HOLIDAY IN LESOTHO > AFRICA
Holidays in Lesotho - Visitor information Lesotho.
Lesotho : Berea, Butha-Buthe, Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru, Mohale's Hoek, Mokhotlong, Qacha's Nek, Quthing, Thaba-Tseka.
Being an enclave it is entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa
Capital City of Lesotho: Maseru.
car hire, hotels, tour operators - lesotho tours, travel guides, travel to losotho
Car hire facilities are available in Lesotho,
and local companies have links with South African companies. South African rental cars can be brought into Lesotho, if written permission is given by the rental company at the time of renting.
Hotels in Lesotho
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.
Travel Agents / Tour Operators
Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.
Create your perfect trip to Lesotho - Flight, Hotel and Car
Tribes Travel Ltd
Tribes, the Fair Trade Travel company, aims to offer you holidays which are not only second to none in terms
of quality and excitement, but which are also of benefit to the local people, environment and wildlife of the destination you choose to travel to.
ThabaTours (Pty) Ltd is an incoming agency located in Lesotho under German management.
A.o.: Lesotho to Cape Town, 20 days of exciting travelling through south-west Lesotho, Eastern Cape,
Western Cape and the famous Garden- and Wine-Route. Try pony-trekking in the Maloti Mountains, enjoy
safaris in various game parks or 4 Days into the highlands: Tour in minibus from Roma-Thaba Bosiu-Leribe
-Mafika Lisiu Pass, 3090mtr, Katse Dam-Thaba-Tseka-Marakabei-Roma ca. 500KM. During this tour you will
get a great view of the magnificent Maluti Mountains with their traditional Basotho villages. There is time for some short hike'.
Travel Guides Lesotho / Related Books
Lonely Planet Publications
James Bainbridge (Author)
Hiking, biking and flying amid craggy peaks and open plains, or watching a spectacular desert sunset, becomes possible with this guidebook. Watch
wildlife in the savannah, engage in the vibrant cultures of San, Khoikhoi, Zulu and Xhosa or live it up in cities bursting with culinary, cultural and vineyard delights.
Paperback: 684 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 8th Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2009); ISBN-10: 1741048907; ISBN-13: 978-1741048902.
Transport / How do I travel to Lesotho
Moshoeshoe I International Airport
Located approximately 27 Km from the capital city, Maseru
Book cheap flights to Lesotho / South Africa at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online
Airline Tickets / Bargain Flights - Flights Lesotho / Price comparison possible
South African Airways - operates regular flights to and from Maseru
There is an extensive network of minibuses that will take you to wherever you want to go.
Maps International -
Maps of Lesotho
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
Map Lesotho [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castaņeda Library - Map Collection ]
Lesotho Government Tourism -
Official site with information about its structure, departments, press releases, documents, culture
Maseru - Capital City of Lesotho
The city of Maseru is situated on Lesotho's western border with the Free State Province of South Africa, the frontier being the Caledon River.
Berea - Teyateyaneng is the capital / camptown,
Butha-Buthe - Butha-Buthe is the capital / camptown
Leribe - Hlotse is the capital / camptown of the district
Mafeteng - Mafeteng is the capital / camptown
Maseru District - largest urban area in the country
Mohale's Hoek - Mohale's Hoek is the capital city / camptown
Mokhotlong District - Mokhotlong is the capital / camptown
It includes the highest terrain in the Maloti Range and the source of the Senqu River, Lesotho's primary watershed.
Qacha's Nek - Qacha's Nek is the capital / camptown
Quthing - also known as Moyeni, capital of the district / camptown
Thaba-Tseka - Thaba-Tseka is also the name of the district's capital / camptown
Teyateyaneng - capital / camptown, and only town in the district Berea
Basotho are a nation that has solid traditions, beliefs and customs. The annual Morija arts festival portrays at
the best level the rich culture and celebrations that Lesotho is truly proud of. If you want to be part of these
celebrations you will be welcomed with smiling faces. And in the villages, you will be offered the traditional
porridge -- Motoho. Come and experience a wealth of savory food, natural attractions, and reserves
Central Bank of Lesotho
The Maluti Mountains, spurs of the Drakensberg range, extend north and south. They form a high plateau from
9,000 to 10,000 ft in height. The highest point is Thabana Ntlenyana (11,425ft) in the east. The rich volcanic soils of the foothills and mountains are some of the best in the country.
The sources of two of the principal rivers in South Africa, the Orange and the Tugeld, are in these mountains.
Tributaries of the Caledon River, which forms the country's western border, also rise here.
News - IOL - Independant On Line [ South Africa ]
Radio - Joy Radio
The main mission of JOY Radio is to promote social empowerment through a combination of business and social oriented communication strategies.
Tin/Can Villages Lesotho
Based in the independent Kingdom of Lesotho, TCV is a child welfare society aiming to reduce the orphan problems spawned by HIV & AIDS.
TCV builds Tin Can Villages for AIDS orphans and their foster mothers. They provide housing for some of Lesotho's most disadvantaged, and create jobs in a stagnating economy
University - National University Lesotho ???
Cuisine - Lesotho Foods / Recipes
Floyd on Africa - Keith Floyd, Kim Sayer (Photographer)
Chronicles the author's cooking, eating and travelling tour of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, South Africa
and Lesotho. The joys and difficulties of creating satisfying meals from the local produce are detailed.
Paperback 224 pages (January 8, 1998); Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.; Language: English; ISBN: 0140253106
The Best of African Cooking - Manjase Banda, Robin Campbell (Editor)
This book has a collection of African recipes ranging from North, West, East, and Southern Africa. Only the
best recipes were selected from the various African countries. The book has recipes from countries such as
Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique and many others. The book has over 120 recipes with colour illustrations all using a variety of different ingredients from Africa.
Paperback 128 pages (January 29, 2004); Publisher: Esanjam; Language: English; ISBN: 0954682106
History of Lesotho / Basutoland
Independence 4 October 1966 (from UK)
Lesotho's History - Wikipedia
Basutoland was sparsely populated by Bushmen (Qhuaique) until the end of the 16th century. Between the
16th and 19th centuries, refugees from surrounding areas gradually formed the Basotho ethnic group.
In 1818, Moshoeshoe I consolidated various Basotho groupings and became their King. During Moshoeshoe's
reign (1823-1870), a series of wars with South Africa (1856-68) resulted in the loss of extensive Basotho
land, now known as the "Lost Territory." In order to protect his people, Moshoeshoe appealed to Queen
Victoria for assistance, and in 1868 the land that is present-day Lesotho was placed under British protection...
Music, Arts & Culture, Events in Lesotho
Traditional musical instruments include lekolulo, a kind of flute played by herding boys, setolo-tolo, played by men using their mouth, and the women's stringed thomo.
Music of Lesotho
Morija Arts & Cultural Festival
Morija is a small town located 40km south of Maseru, capital of Lesotho. This little charming town prides itself
as the well-spring of education and culture in Lesotho. The Morija Museum is at the heart of cultural activity
here, and through the Morija Arts & Cultural Festival, has spread its influence far and wide. The Masitise Cave
House is a recently restored unique monument in the Quthing district, and the museum helped restore it. Navigate to find out more.
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