Lesotho is an outdoor paradise left largely untouched. The scenery is spectacular with lush valleys, soaring peaks, plunging waterfalls and ancient caves dotting the landscape. With its highest peak of Thabana Ntlenyana towering well above 3000m, it is little wonder Lesotho is called “Kingdom of the Sky”. Lesotho is rich in natural attractions, the perfect playground for nature lovers. If you’re a keen hiker, consider hiring a local guide to take you around the remote villages in the highlands of the Sani Pass.
Another exciting way to explore the breath-taking landscapes is by pony-trekking. The sure-footed Basotho ponies climb to daunting heights and you’ll get to see some incredible scenery and truly authentic rural villages. Make sure you pay a visit to Semonkong Falls, which plunge 200m into a swimmable pond. In winter the falls become encased in ice and the plunging cascades become a crystalline wonder. Winter also offers fabulous skiing at Oxbow, with sunny slopes and great runs.
The local culture is well preserved in Lesotho, and many of the houses in smaller villages and towns remain in the traditional Mokhoro style. The thatched roofs and mud-brick walls lay claim to the regions authentic, African roots. History buffs will love the intriguing rock art in hidden caves throughout the mountainous landscapes.
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