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The Kingdom of Lesotho

 

Explore the “Mountain Kingdom”—also known as “The Kingdom in the Sky” and “The Roof of Africa”.  View spectacular mountain scenery and enjoy some of the most exhilarating holiday activities in Africa. Discover the simplicity of the Basotho mountain people and experience a quality of life and tranquillity far removed from the urban rat race.

Most of Lesotho is situated on a high mountain plateau, carved out by river valleys. Many of the mountain peaks are over 3000 metres in height. Although Lesotho is a young independent country, its history goes back millions of years.

Lesotho is a sovereign democratic independent kingdom, with the unique characteristic of being totally surrounded by its neighbour, South Africa. Formerly known as Basutoland, the country was renamed in 1966 upon gaining independence from Britain. Lesotho is one of the three remaining monarchies in Africa.

 

 

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