Lesotho is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 square kilometres in size and has a population slightly over two million. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sesotho. About 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day.

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Capital: Maseru
Time zone: GMT +2
Plugs: Three pin round
Dialling code: +266
Currency: Basotho Loti. Exchange rate: $1 = 9.85316 LSL
Language: Sesotho, English


Holders of the following passports do not require visas for Lesotho for visits up to 30 days:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Britain (UK), Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica ,Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, The Bahamas, The Gambia, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, U.S.A, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Nationals from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland can visit without a visa for up to 14 days.


Airlink – www.flyairlink.com
South African Airways – www.flysaa.com


Lancers Inn – www.lancersinn.co.ls
Maseru Sun – www.suninternational.com
Lesotho Sun – www.suninternational.com

Car Hire

Avis – www.avis.com
Budget – www.budget.com
Europcar – www.europcar.com

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