The tiny country of Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa, yet it remains one of the most remote and unexplored areas in the region. The reason is the mountains—row upon row of serrated peaks make this the country with the highest ‘low point’ in the world.
But the mountains that give Lesotho its dramatic landscapes have also played a crucial role in creating a country with a unique history. It’s a stirring story of courage and cunning, featuring remarkable individuals such as King Moshoeshoe - founder of the Basotho nation - who first gathered people together on the flat-topped hill Thaba Bosiu, the mountain of night.
Today, Lesotho is an irresistible lure to adventurous travellers who want to head off the beaten path to secret vistas and pristine scenery. Suggested itineraries are included, along with accommodation options, leisure activities and other useful information for trip-planning.
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