The Kingdom of Lesotho is situated in southern Africa and is both beautiful and peaceful.

Lying high in the Drakensberg/Maluti Mountain range, Lesotho is the only country in the world where all the land lies above 1,000 metres. It has the highest low point of any nation, 4,500ft, and many of the 2 million Basotho live in rugged, mountainous terrain, only accessible on foot or horseback.
Lesotho is also the only country in the world completely surrounded by another country, South Africa, and is extremely vulnerable to political and economic developments in South Africa. During South Africa's apartheid era, Lesotho - a strong public supporter for the end of apartheid - granted political asylum to a number of South African refugees.

The Lesotho Government is a constitutional monarchy and the Prime Minister is head of government. The constitution provides for an independent judicial system, protects basic civil liberties, including freedom of speech, association, and the press; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of religion.

A member of many regional organizations including the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Lesotho is also active in the United Nations, the African Union, the Nonaligned Movement, the Commonwealth, and many other international organizations.



The Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation analyses visitors surveys and has listed 
the most popular attractions named by visitors to Lesotho:

Malealea Lodge and Pony Trek Centre is situated in a remote part of Western Lesotho where every season has its own unique attractions. In a world without fences and surrounded by an abundance of magnificent scenery, visitors have an opportunity to experience traditional Basotho life.
Malealea Lodge was named one of Lonely Planet's Top 10 best value destinations for 2012

​* The Katse and Mohale Dams are part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, Africa's largest water transfer scheme which comprises a system of several large dams and tunnels. And while at Katse, be sure to visit the Botanical Gardens.

​* Sani Pass is a breathtaking mountain road linking the Drakensberg with the mountains of northern Lesotho. A 4x4 vehicle is necessary for this road especially if the weather is bad. Never underestimate the changeability of the weather in Lesotho as a common truth is that you can experience all four seasons in one day.

*One of the highest single dropping waterfalls in Africa, the Maletsunyane Falls plummets 186 metres into a spectacular gorge, and this is where adrenaline junkies abseil in a single 204m (670ft) drop into the famous haze of smoke created by the waterfall.

*Afri Ski is located in northern Lesotho, 3322 m above sea-level and has the longest ski slope in Africa. From June to August the resort offers skiing and snowboarding to all, from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
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2017
1 January – New Year’s Day
11 March – Moshoeshoe’s Day
14 April – Good Friday
17 April – Easter Monday
1 May – Workers’ Day
25 May – Ascension Day
25 May – Africa Day / Heroes’ Day
17 July – King Letsie III’s Birthday
4 October – Independence Day
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Boxing Day
​Lesotho’s Public Holidays

2016
1 January – New Year’s Day
11 March – Moshoeshoe’s Day
25 March – Good Friday
28 March – Easter Monday
1 May – Workers’ Day
5 May – Ascension Day
25 May – Africa Day / Heroes’ Day
17 July – King Letsie III’s Brithday
4 October – Independence Day
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Boxing Day
Moshoeshoe’s Day:
Moshoeshoe’s Day commemorates the death of King Moshoeshoe I, Lesotho’s founder, on March 11, 1870.

Africa Day / Heroes' Day: 
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, (now called the African Union), on the 25th May 1963. Lesotho's heroes are also remembered on this day.

Independence Day:
Formerly Basutoland, a British protectorate, the Kingdom of Lesotho was formally granted its independence from Great Britain on the 4th October 1966.