Lesotho is a small and poor country totally surrounded by South Africa. Known as the Kingdom in the Sky because of its lofty altitude — its lowest point is the highest of any country in the world at 1,400 m and is the only whole country that could be called a "Munro" since it is entirely above 900 m!
Popular destinations: Maseru
, Ts'ehlanyane National Park
Maseru is the capital of and largest city in Lesotho and is very close to the north western border with South Africa.
Semonkong is a small town in central Lesotho. In Sesotho, Semonkong literally means Place of Smoke, which is a reference to the huge 200m Maletsunyane Falls which is close to the town.
Hlotse or Leribe is a market town in the north of Lesotho.
Morija is a tiny town in north western Lesotho, about 40 miles south of Maseru.
Katse is a tiny village in the Lesotho Highlands. It is near and gives its name to the Katse Dam, a huge manmade reservoir built to sell water to neighbouring South Africa.
Thaba Bosiu is the mountain stronghold from where King Moeshoeshoe established and ruled over the Kingdom of Lesotho in the 19th Century, fighting off wave after wave of attacks by white settlers and hostile African armies.
Popular Destinations in Southern Africa