Lesotho in Pictures

Most visitors visit Lesotho only briefly as they travel through South Africa. But this tiny mountain kingdom is so much more than that extra stamp in your passport. It’s a beautiful and fascinating place where the landscape is constantly changing, ponies are a common mode of transport, and residents live in round mokhoros and dress in colourful blankets.

Here are some of my favourite photos from our brief road trip through this awesome little country. Be sure to check out Lesotho: Facts and Independent Travel Tips, too!

Lesotho (14 of 56)

The traditional Basotho dress- a colourful blanket worn with rubber boots

 

Sani Pass (9 of 21)

The beautiful Drakensberg mountains at the Sani Pass

 

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Some of the bizarre landscape we passed through

 

A at the Sani Pass, on the border of Lesotho and South Africa

A mokhoro at the Sani Pass, on the border of Lesotho and South Africa

 

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It’s not known as the “mountain kingdom” for nothing!

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The view at the Gates of Paradise Pass, at Malealea (which admittedly would be a lot nicer if it hadn’t been for the bad weather)

 

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Everyone we passed on our road trip was more than happy to pose for our photos

 

Getting around on horseback is common here

Getting around on horseback is common here…

 

Our rented car for our mini Lesotho road trip

… though we preferred our tiny rental car! 

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