5 days in Lesotho Itinerary

5 days in Lesotho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lesotho trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Maseru
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Semonkong
— 2 nights
Fly

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Maseru

— 2 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maluti Mountains and Gates of Paradise Pass. Step out of Maseru to go to Morija and see Morija Museum & Archives, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, get a taste of the local shopping with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts, and try to win big at Lesotho Sun Casino.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maseru trip builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maseru is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Maseru. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Semonkong.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Semonkong

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Semonkong trip planner.

Drive from Maseru to Semonkong in 2.5 hours. In December in Semonkong, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel back 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.