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Welcome to the Kingdom in the Sky. This is southern Africa – but not as you know it

Adventure Holidays in Lesotho

Known as “the kingdom in the sky,” Lesotho is a little-visited nation with the distinction of being the only country in the world which is entirely above 1000m. Its rolling highlands and rugged mountains are visible from just about anywhere in the land. This tiny mountainous kingdom is completely surrounded by its much larger neighbour, South Africa. Large mountain ranges form a distinct border, which gave the Basotho people a strategic advantage in defending their land. Now Lesotho’s population is just over two million inhabitants, who rate themselves as some of the world’s most hospitable people. For Exodus travellers looking for a mountainous adventure with a difference, Lesotho is a place like no other.

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Lesotho Adventure Holidays

Johannesburg to Cape Town

A classic journey through South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Discovery & Wildlife
22 days inc. flights
From £2,979
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate
4.6 / 5
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Highlights of Lesotho

Sample traditional Basotho life: this mountainous kingdom has been shielded from outside influence for generations and the Basotho people still live their traditional way of life.

Bushmen rock paintings: Ha Baron in Maseru is one of the country’s most well known rock-art sites where you can see paintings of leopard, lion and guinea fowl alongside paintings of bushmen hunting, eating and dancing. 

Africa’s highest dam: the Katse Dam on the Malibamatso River was built for the Lesotho Highlands Water project and is the highest dam in Africa.

Pony treks: mountain ridges protrude into towns and walking with local guides and their ponies to a local village is a great way to delve deeper into the unique culture Lesotho has to offer.

The Sani Pass: this former mule track is a death-defying, winding road which links KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho. Standing at 2873m, the views from this altitude are unforgettable. In winter you can see snow and frozen waterfalls, in summer flora and fauna. 


We can tailor almost any holiday to suit you, perfect if you’d like to change the dates, itinerary, or simply want a private adventure with a group of friends, family or fellow enthusiasts. All Tailormade Adventures run with a minimum of two people, but the more who travel, the less it costs per person – and you’ll still get a local guide and all the other Exodus benefits. So if you’d like to celebrate your birthday at the top of a mountain, or visit a particular beach, let us know your dates, and we’ll do the rest.

To find out more, or to arrange your own Tailormade Experience call 0203 733 4849

Call us on 0208 772 3936