Lesotho is an incredible, hidden-gem landlocked by South Africa in the high Drakensberg-Maloti mountains of Southern Africa.

Its mountainous terrain makes for incredible landscapes, paired with some of the friendliest people on the African continent, it makes for an incredible travel experience.

1. Sani Pass

The Sani Pass is synonymous with any visit to Lesotho, it’s a quick day trip from Underberg, South Africa, or often the start of a longer trip into Lesotho.

In my opinion, always try go up the Sani Pass first, as its an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience, driving up one of the steepest and tallest mountain passes and then entering a new country at the very top.

The Sani Pass is a bucket-list item for many and so it should be!

2. Maletsunyane Waterfall, Semonkong

A 192 metre single-drop waterfall into the beautiful Semonkong gorges, is high up on my list of ultimate places to visit in Lesotho. The views are breathtaking, there are tons of activities to choose from and the accommodation at Semonkong Lodge is excellent. Have a look at their website for more information: https://www.semonkonglodge.com.

3. Thaba Bosiu

Thaba Bosiu is a sandstone Plateau, at the historic and cultural birthplace of the Sotho Kingdom, in Lesotho. Rising to an altitude of 1,800m this near-impregnable sandstone plateau served as the residence and military stronghold of Moshoeshoe I, the kingdom’s founding father. Today it gives an excellent glimpse into the strong cultural heritage of the Basotho people.

4. Katse Dame and Mohale Dam

Lesotho’s highlands with its high rainfall are excellent areas for the catchment of large-scale water projects. Two spectacular dams to visit in Lesotho are Katse and Mohale; Katse is Africa’s second largest double-curvature arch dam.

5. Morija

As the oldest town of its kind in the country, as well as being intimately linked with the historic royal villages of Lesotho, Morija is famous for its buildings of sites varied architectural styles and monuments. Tour some of the oldest standing buildings in the country. Go to the https://www.visitmorija.com website for more information on this amazing place.

Transfrontier Conservation

These are just a few of the many places to visit in Lesotho. Being surrounded by South Africa and much of the Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area, your visit to the area will be important to conservation and sustainable tourism initiatives in the area. Boundless Southern Africa, have been working hard to promote tourism in these areas.

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