LESOTHO

WELCOME TO LESOTHO

Lesotho is also known as ‘Kingdom in the Sky’, is a small country totally surrounded by South Africa. Malealea as shown above is one of the top destinations in Lesotho which is a must visit.

FUN FACTS

CAPITAL:

Maseru

NATIONAL DAY:

4 October 1966

AIRPORT:

Moshoeshoe I International Airport in Maseru

MAIN LANGUAGES:

English, Sesotho

NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES:

Surrounded by South Africa

TIME ZONE:

GMT +2

SIZE:

30 355km2

POPULATION:

2.1-million

ECONOMY:

Multi-sectoral, light industry in textiles and food processing; also sells water to South Africa from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project

CURRENCY:

Maloti

CLIMATE:

The rainy season stretches from October to April, with summer maximum temperatures of 32°C and higher. In winter, minimums drop below freezing and snow is common

PLACES TO SEE:

Afriski, Maseru, Thaba Bosiu, Sehlabathebe National Park, Katse Dam, Thabana Ntlenyana Mountain