11 days in Lesotho Itinerary

11 days in Lesotho Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Maseru
— 4 nights
2
Butha-Buthe
— 2 nights
3
Semonkong
— 2 nights
4
Malealea
— 2 nights

4
nights
Maseru

Maseru ©
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Setsoto Design Gallery as well as Thorkild Hand Weaving and Moteng Weavers. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lesotho Sun Casino and Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ha Kome Cave Houses and Royal Palace. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, admire the engineering at Katse Dam, shop like a local with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts, and steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Maseru trip itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Moshoeshoe I International Airport. In May in Maseru, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll set off for Butha-Buthe on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Maseru

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Teyateyaneng
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Ha Kome Cave Houses ©
Ha Kome Cave Houses
Thaba-Bosiu National Monument ©
Thaba-Bosiu National Monument
Maluti Mountains ©
Maluti Mountains

2
nights
Butha-Buthe

Butha-Buthe ©
Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): Head underground at Liphofung Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Afriski Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Butha-Buthe travel route planning site.

Getting from Maseru to Butha-Buthe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Maseru in May since evenings lows in Butha-Buthe dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Semonkong.

Things to do in Butha-Buthe

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Afriski Mountain Resort ©
Afriski Mountain Resort
Liphofung Caves ©
Liphofung Caves

2
nights
Semonkong

Semonkong ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

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Drive from Butha-Buthe to Semonkong in 4 hours. Traveling from Butha-Buthe in May, Semonkong is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. You'll set off for Malealea on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Semonkong

Parks Nature
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Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong ©
Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong

2
nights
Malealea

Malealea ©
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Morija Museum & Archives. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): cruise along Gates of Paradise Pass.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Malealea driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Semonkong to Malealea takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Malealea

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Morija Museum & Archives
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Gates of Paradise Pass ©
Gates of Paradise Pass
Morija Museum & Archives ©
Morija Museum & Archives

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