Top Ten Lesotho Attractions

Top Ten Lesotho Attractions

       Lesotho is a landlocked country and enclave, surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 square km (11,583 sq mi) in size with a population of approximately 2,067,000. Its capital and largest city is Maseru.Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name “Lesotho” translates roughly into “the land of the people who speak Sesotho.” About 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 a day.

  1. Maseru

    Maseru is the capital of Lesotho. It is also the capital of the Maseru District. Located on the Caledon River, bordering South Africa, Maseru is Lesotho’s only sizable city, with a population of approximately 227,880 (2006). The city was established as a police camp and assigned as the capital after the country became a British protectorate in 1869. When the country achieved independence in 1966, Maseru retained its status as capital. The name of the city is a Sesotho word meaning “place of the red sandstone.”
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maseru,
  2. Lesotho Waterfall

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    Links: Top Ten Waterfalls,
  3. AfriSki

    AfriSki is currently the only skiing resort in Lesotho, located 3,322 m above sea-level in the Maloti Mountains, operating in Southern Africa on the northern border of Lesotho and South Africa. The resort is 4.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, or Pretoria South Africa via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along Highway A1. The resort sleeps about 250 people and offers a 1 km ski slope, beginners slope and lots of fun during the winter months of June – August, and Mountain adventure sport activities in Summer October – April.
    Links: Top Ten Ski Resorts, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afri-Ski,
  4. Links: Attractions, African Attractions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho,