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Things to see and do in Lesotho

Attractions in Lesotho

Basotho life

Experience a taste of real Basotho life on an overnight stop in a hut in the rural areas of the remote Basotho.

Bushmen rock paintings

Witness the bushmen rock paintings of bush life and animals, near Maseru. Sites include Ha Khotso and Ha Baroana.

Horse riding

See the rugged beauty of the land by horse riding, mountain climbing and hiking. Moyeni and Mohales Hoek, in the southern region of Lesothom are popular locations for these activities.

Maletsunyane Waterfalls

View the highest single-drop fall in southern Africa. The Maletsunyane Waterfalls are three times higher than the Niagara frontier.


Explore the highlights of Maseru, Lesotho's capital. Sights include the historic cemetery and the fascinating architecture of the King's Palace and the Prime Minister's Residence.

Motlejoeng Caves

Explore the Motlejoeng Caves, 2km (1.2 miles) south of Mahale's Hoek and the Masitise Cave House.


Revisit prehistory and see dinosaur footprints, many of which are still in the same place where they were discovered. Important sites include Moyeni, Qalo and Morija.

Pony trek

Embark on a pony trek through the great falls at Ribaneng, Ketane and Maletsunyane. Other treks include the Molimo Nthuse circular trip, which takes in the Qiloane Falls.


Ski in the heart of the Lesotho highlands (

Thaba Bosiu

See where the Basotho made a last heroic stand against the Boers in Thaba Bosiu. The flat-topped hill is where many of their chiefs are buried.


Observe the petrified forest on the mountain of Thaba-Ts'oeu.


Trek through one of the most beautiful parts of Lesotho, the region bordering South Africa in the southeast. Places of most interest include Ramanbanta, Semonkong and the Sehlabathebe National Park.

Unique wildlife

Appreciate Lesotho's unique species of birds - over 300 species of birds have been recorded. Birds that are rare to southern Africa can be watched on a trip along the Mountain Road, a spectacular route through the centre of the country.

Tourist offices

Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC)

Address: Corner Linare and Parliament Road, Maseru,
Telephone: +266 22 312 427.
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