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The Sani Pass, winding rural dirt road connecting Underberg in South Africa to Mokhotlong in Lesotho

Top Things to do in Lesotho

Plan your Lesotho vacation around the top things to do in Lesotho.

A vacation in the kingdom of Lesotho can be truly like no other. Surrounded entirely by South Africa, Lesotho has been given the nickname “Kingdom in the Sky” since the entire country, literally, lies high up in the sky – located at an altitude of over 1000 meters.

Discover Basotho culture, stunning mountain views, glorious waterfalls, hiking trails and abundant wildlife on your Lesotho vacation. Popular tourist spots in the country include the capital city of Maseru, Katse Dam, Semonkong with the Maletsunyane Falls nearby, and the cultural sights of Thaba Bosiu. 

If you are wondering when is the best to travel to Lesotho, or how to combine it with a trip to South Africa or anyone other Southern Africa countries, our destination experts are waiting to help you! Here is a list of the top things to do in Lesotho curated by our Enchanting Travels specialists, which should definitely be part of your Lesotho travel guide

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1Go on a pony trek in the Heavenly Mountain Kingdom

The best way to discover the picturesque mountains of the Heavenly Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho is on a pony trek! Embrace your adventurous side and ride on one of the famous Basotho ponies through magical landscapes.

This is a must-do activity on your tour of Lesotho – the feeling of riding the ponies high up in the mountain ranges as you pass by truly scenic vistas is a truly magical feeling!

Remote dirt road in the mountains of Lesotho, Africa

2Visit the Roof of Africa

On an impressive mountain road known as the ‘Roof of Africa Road’, which connects eastern Lesotho with the Drakensburg Mountains, you will have an impressive view of dramatically beautiful landscapes.

Lesotho Tours with Enchanting Travels take you one thousand meters above sea level to see spectacular scenery and relics of bygone eras.

3Go hiking in Tsehlanyane National Park

A hike through the Tsehlanyane National Park takes you to majestic Gingko trees and crystal-clear mountain streams. The rugged, craggy landscape offers a home to many species of endangered butterflies.

4Sample Basotho culture

In Western Lesotho, the Lowlands, you can experience authentic Basotho culture. Visit one of the authentic small villages and the Maletsunyane Waterfalls, the highest in southern Africa on your Lesotho tour.

The Cultural Village near Thaba Bosiu provides an insightful glimpse into the traditions of the region. 

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5Discover Sehlabathebe National Park

Lesotho’s hidden jewel is Sehlabathebe National Park. Wide grasslands, imposing sandstone formations and a shining sea of wildflowers – which you can often enjoy all to yourself.

Discover all the best things to do in Lesotho by booking your vacation with our experts at Enchanting Travels. Contact us for your tailor-made and obligation-free tour itinerary.

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