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HOLIDAY IN LESOTHO   >   AFRICA  


Holidays in Lesotho   -   Visitor information Lesotho.

Districts in 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.


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Car Rental

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

 Responsibletravel.com  
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.



  Thaba Tours
ThabaTours (Pty) Ltd is an incoming agency located in Lesotho under German management.
  Lesotho Tours
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'.

South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland (Lonely Planet) - ISBN 1741048907Travel 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

  Public transport     
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 ]


Links 

  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
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
  Maluti Mountains
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
  African Recipes

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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