Known as the "Kingdom in the sky", Lesotho has some of the most spectacular scenery. Offering clear mountain streams, pony trekking, trout fishing, remote mountain valleys and hiking, this destination is a must for the adventurous traveller. The people of this small country are very friendly and most welcoming and the clean mountain air, spectacular blue skies and more than 300 days of sunshine per year provide a wonderful climate that will cater to even the most jaded traveller.
General information -LESOTHO
AREA 30,355 km²
CAPITAL CITY Maseru
CURRENCY Loti (LSL)
LANGUAGES Sesotho, English, Zulu, Xhosa
TIME ZONES +02:00 (GMT/UTC)
COUNTRY PHONE CODE +266
ELECTRICITY 220V AC 50hz
TIPPING Tipping is highly appreciated at restaurants and hotels in Lesotho. Some restaurants add a service charge to the bill, in which case tipping is not needed.
BANKS OPENING HOURS Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. Wed: 8:30 pm to 1:00 pm. Some banks are open on Saturday from 8.00 am to 11.00 am.
HEALTH Vaccinations are recommended. Please consult your doctor before travelling.
NATIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 01.01.2013 New Year’s Day, 11.03.2013 Moshoeshoe’s Day, 06.04.2013 Good Friday, 09.04.2013 Easter Monday, 01.05.2013 Workers’ Day, 17.05.2013 Ascension Day, 25.05.2013 Africa/Heroes’ Day, 17.07.2013 King’s Birthday, 04.10.2013 Independence Day, 25.12.2013 Christmas Day, 26.12.2013 Boxing Day.
CONTACT Private Safaris E.A. Ltd., P.O. Box 350, Century City, ZA-7446 Cape Town