Exploring Lesotho

Lesotho might not be the first place that pops into your head for a vacation, but this tiny kingdom in South Africa packs a punch! Forget boring beach resorts, Lesotho is all about mountains, adventure, and a seriously unique culture. Buckle up, and get ready to explore why Lesotho deserves a spot on your travel bucket list.

Mountain Majesty

Lesotho is nicknamed the “Switzerland of Africa” for a reason – those Drakensberg Mountains are simply majestic. Think epic hikes with jaw-dropping views, cozy mountain lodges nestled amidst the clouds, and maybe even some skiing (if you’re visiting in winter).

Pony Up for Adventure 

Lesotho’s national horse, the Basotho(or Basuto) pony, is more than just a cute souvenir. These sure-footed fellas are a way of life here. Explore the stunning Maluti Mountains on a traditional pony trek, feeling like a total badass while getting epic mountain views.

Image via Avani Lesotho Hotel & Casino

Dive into Basotho Culture

Lesotho’s rich Basotho culture is a major draw. Things to do in Lesotho include engaging with the locals and their traditions by visiting a village, learning about their fascinating history, and maybe even trying some of their unique cuisine (think sorghum porridge and grilled meat).

Dinosaur Delights

Yep, you read that right, Lesotho has dinos! Take a trip from your stay at Avani Lesotho Hotel & Casino to the Lesotho Dinosaur Footprint Project and marvel at the fossilized footprints of these prehistoric giants.