Lesotho Travel Advice

Lesotho Travel Advice

General information for Lesotho

Continent: Africa

Geographical location: Southern Africa, located in the southern hemisphere

Highest point: Thabana Ntlenyana (3482 m above sea level)

Longest river: Orange River (2160km)

Government: parliamentary monarchy

system of government: Parliamentary democracy

Languages: Official languages: Sesotho and English

neighboring countries: South Africa

Capital: Maseru

Area: Approximately 30,355 square kilometers

Population: about 2 000 000 people

Population density: Approximately 64 people per sq km

religions: Christian 90%, local religions 10%, some Muslims and Hindus

Currency: Loti (LSL), 1 EUR approx For 16 (LSL), the current exchange rate under oanda.com

Climate: temperate, warm climate

Time zone: UTC + 2

code: + 266

Country Code: LS

Power: In Lesotho Type M sockets are used. The mains voltage is 3 x 220V with a 50Hz change interval. A travel plug adapter is an advantage.

Travel climate in Lesotho

Due to the altitude, the climate of Lesotho is moderately warm compared to the surrounding South Africa. In winter, between June and August, it is often very cold and snow can fall in the high elevations of the Drakensberg in the east. During the day, however, it is also sunny in winter, with Lesotho having an average of around 300 sunny days all year round. The summer months in Lesotho between November and March are characterized by a predominantly hot climate with occasional summer thunderstorms. Due to the altitude, temperatures can fluctuate very strongly during the day (between −15 ° C at night in winter and up to over 30 ° C during the day in summer). In the capital Maseru, average annual temperatures are 15 ° C, while in the high mountain areas of the Drakensberg, snowfall and winter sports are possible all year round.

Lesotho Travel Advice

Culture and sights in Lesotho

In the capital Maseru, the royal palace of Letsie II, the prime minister’s residence and the historic cemetery are all worth seeing. Near the city, in Ha-Khotso and in the vicinity of Teyateyaneng, you can admire ancient cave paintings. The wild and breathtaking landscape of the Drakensberg is particularly interesting for tourists in Lesotho.

Holidays with a fixed date in Lesotho

Jan 1.. New Year

on March 11 birthday of Moehoeshoe

May 1 May Day

May 25 Africa Day

on July 17 King’s Birthday

4. Oct. Independence Day

Dec 25th Christmas

Dec 26th Christmas Day

Medical information for Lesotho

For legal reasons, we as a tour operator are not allowed to communicate any binding medical information for Lesotho and therefore refer to the information provided by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Robert Koch Institute and the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health

Travel advice for Lesotho

You can obtain the latest travel and safety advice, information on entering and leaving the country, as well as special criminal information and recommendations for your stay in Lesotho from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mission abroad in Lesotho

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in South Africa

Official district /

consular district: South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Consular district: Provinces Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu / Natal, Nothern Province, North West and Mpumalanga as well as Lesotho, Mauritius and Swaziland. The management of the representation is also accredited as ambassador in Lesotho and Swaziland with headquarters in Pretoria and Cape Town respectively.

Location: Pretoria

Street address: 201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof Ext 11, Pretoria 0181

Postal address: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, 201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof Ext 11, Pretoria

Telephone: +27 12 427 89 69

Fax: +27 12 427 89 69

Email: Contact form

Website: www.southafrica.diplo.de Official languages

in the host country: English

Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho in Berlin

Place: Berlin

Street address: Kurfürstenstraße 84, 10787 Berlin

Postal address: Kurfürstenstraße 84, 10787 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 257 57 20

Fax: +49 30 220 731 90

Email: [email protected]

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