• Lesotho

    • Lesotho, country in Southern Africa.
    • A scenic land of tall mountains and narrow valleys, Lesotho owes a long history of political autonomy to the mountains that surround it and protect it from encroachment.
    • Since the Neolithic Period, the mountain kingdom was the domain of Khoisan-speaking hunter-gatherers.
    • In the 19th century the Sotho, led by Moshoeshoe I, took control of the region.
    • It remained independent until it became a British protectorate, one of three British High Commission Territories (the others being Bechuanaland [now Botswana] and Swaziland).

    Lesotho has so much to offer, here are some of the things Lesotho is known for.

    • Ts’ehlanyane National Park: Horse riding or hiking through breathtaking indigenous forest, and resting well at Maliba Lodge.
    • Maletsunyane Falls: Conquering the world's highest commercial abseil, bragging about it on a donkey pub crawl and sleeping in a fire-heated rondavel at Semonkong Lodge.
    • Malealea: Staying in the former trading post Malealea Lodge for mountain views, pony treks and authentic village life.
    • Sani Top: Raising a glass of brandy at Southern Africa's highest pub, Sani Mountain Lodge, perched atop the infamous Sani Pass.
    • Katse Dam: Admiring feats of aquatic engineering.
    • Sehlabathebe National Park: Finding rugged isolation and centuries-old San cave paintings.
    • Mafika-Lisiu: Seeing forever from atop a 3000m-plus mountain pass.
    • Leribe (Hlotse): Discovering dinosaur footprints here and in Quthing and Morija.
    • Teyateyaneng: Shopping for tapestries in this craft capital.
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