8 days in Lesotho Itinerary

8 days in Lesotho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lesotho trip maker
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Fly
1
Maseru
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Butha-Buthe
— 2 nights
Drive to Moshoeshoe I International Airport, Fly to Belfast

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Maseru — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Maseru side-trips: Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong (in Semonkong), Ha Kome Cave Houses (in Teyateyaneng) and Morija Museum & Archives (in Morija). And it doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, get outside with Gates of Paradise Pass, try to win big at Avani Lesotho Hotel & Casino, and steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maseru planner.

Belfast, UK to Maseru is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Belfast in July, things will get a bit cooler in Maseru: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Butha-Buthe.
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Butha-Buthe — 2 nights

Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Liphofung Caves, then see Afriski Mountain Resort, and then take a memorable drive along Mafika Lisiu Pass.

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Drive from Maseru to Butha-Buthe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Maseru in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Butha-Buthe, with lows of 1°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Lesotho travel guide

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Biking Trails · 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.
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