5 days in Lesotho Itinerary

5 days in Lesotho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lesotho trip planner

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Butha-Buthe
— 1 night
Drive
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Maseru
— 1 night
Drive
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Semonkong
— 2 nights
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Butha-Buthe

— 1 night
Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Mafika Lisiu Pass and then Head underground at Liphofung Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Afriski Mountain Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Butha-Buthe online day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Butha-Buthe is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: high temperatures in Butha-Buthe hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Maseru.

Things to do in Butha-Buthe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Maseru

— 1 night
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
On the 1st (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, then contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, and finally try to win big at Lesotho Sun Casino.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Maseru online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Butha-Buthe to Maseru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Maseru when traveling from Butha-Buthe in July, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Semonkong.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature
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Semonkong

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Semonkong online trip builder.

Getting from Maseru to Semonkong by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Semonkong sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Semonkong

Parks · Nature
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Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.