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Lesotho

Facts about country

Capital Maseru

Population

2.1 Million

Main Languages

English + seSotho

Electricity

2 Plug System 220 or 240 Volts 50Hz

Currency

Loti (LSL)

Exchange Rate for US $ as of Aug 2001

Fixed with the South African Rand 

Safe to Drink Tap Water

Some places

Size

30350 sq km

Transport

bus, minibus, 4WD vehicle is a benefit

Cash Machines (ATMS) No
Credit Card Usage In the Capital
Religion Christian + Traditional Beliefs
Measurement System Metric System

Recommended Budget per Day in US $ 

Total Budget per Person Accommodation Meals Transportation Other
17 $ 5 $ 4 $ 3 $ 5 $

Main things to See (we give descriptions only on places we visited)

Things to See  Visited Brief Description Recommend (10 is best 1 is don't bother)
Drakensberg Mountains Y Beautiful Mountains with great views of Lesotho and South Africa.  Great hiking on many possible trekking trails. 9
Maseru N
Teyateyaneng N
Thaba-Bosiu N
Mokhotlong N
Quthing

Popular activities and Tours (Being not included does not mean they do not exist)

Hiking / Trekking x
Scuba Diving
Historical Sites x
Sightseeing tours x

Ballooning

Bungy Jumping

Safaris

Boat tours
Fishing x
Horseback riding
Canoeing
Camping x
River Rafting
Sky Diving  
Abseiling  
Surfing  
Windsurfing
Kayaking
Sailing
Mountain biking x
Rollerblading  
Motorbike  
Sand boarding
Snorkeling
Water Skiing
Others  Pony Trekking / Bird Watching x

Feeling and Opinions on Lesotho  

We were just a couple of hours is Lesotho when climbing Mount Hodgson's Peak.  The views we got from there were just fantastic.  We wished we had more time to hike around in Lesotho. 

 

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