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Lesotho

Lesotho

Neighbouring countries: Surrounded by South Africa Major activities: Climbing Thaba Bosiu; shopping in Maseru; game viewing, bird watching and pony trekking in the Sehlabathebe National Park; enjoying water sports at the Katse Dam; skiing in the Maloti Mountains; and many more.

Lesotho Socio-Economic Statistics*

Lush and breathtakingly beautiful, Lesotho is aptly known as "The Mountain Kingdom". It boasts some of the highest and most scenic mountain peaks in Southern Africa, as well as a collection of top-class resorts and lodges - and even snow!

Capital Maseru
National Day 04 October 1966
Airport Moshoeshoe International Airport at Maseru
Main languages English, Sesotho
Neighbouring countries Surrounded by South Africa
Time zone GMT +2
Size 30 355 km2
Population 2 496 million (2009)
Economy Multi-sectoral, light industry in textiles and food processing, and also sells water to South Africa from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
Currency Maloti, South African Rand (ZAR) also accepted
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 Maseru, Thaba Bosiu, Sehlabathebe National Park, Katse Dam in the Malibamatso Valley, Thabana Ntlenyana Tourism.

Tourism Partners

Lesotho Tourism
www.ltdc.org.ls

Maseru Travel Partners

Airlink operates daily direct and convenient flights to Maseru from Johannesburg.

Lesotho Sun:
Lesotho Sun

Maseru Sun:
Maseru Sun

*Socio economic data courtesy RETOSA
The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the development of tourism through marketing and promotion of sustainable regional tourism in 14 Southern African countries. Working in close cooperation with the regionís national tourism organisations, the private sector and media partners, RETOSA engages in several projects while promoting tourism investment and affecting transformation through public sector facilitation.

Associations & Memberships

HATAB IATA PBF ATTA SATSA ACIS APTA USTOA

Airlink is an Associate Member of the United States Tour Operators Association. However, Airlink is NOT a participant in the USTOA $1 Million Travellersí Assistance Program and is not held by USTOA to certain other standards required of Active Members.