15 days in Lesotho Itinerary

15 days in Lesotho Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
Butha-Buthe

Butha-Buthe ©
Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ha Kome Cave Houses and Mafika Lisiu Pass. Take a break from the city and head to Liphofung Caves and Afriski Mountain Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Butha-Buthe day trip website.

Cardiff, UK to Butha-Buthe is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cardiff to Butha-Buthe. While traveling from Cardiff, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Butha-Buthe, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to Maseru.

Things to do in Butha-Buthe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ha Kome Cave Houses, Mafika Lisiu Pass
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Afriski Mountain Resort ©
Afriski Mountain Resort
Ha Kome Cave Houses ©
Ha Kome Cave Houses
Liphofung Caves ©
Liphofung Caves

2
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.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral, see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, thenexplore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, thenexplore the galleries of National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts, and then try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maseru trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Butha-Buthe to Maseru in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Maseru when traveling from Butha-Buthe in January, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Semonkong.

Things to do in Maseru

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Katse Dam ©
Katse Dam
Maluti Mountains ©
Maluti Mountains
Thaba-Bosiu National Monument ©
Thaba-Bosiu National Monument

3
nights
Semonkong

Semonkong ©
Semonkong is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Semonkong trip planner.

Getting from Maseru to Semonkong by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Semonkong can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for Malealea on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Semonkong

Nature Parks
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Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong ©
Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong

3
nights
Malealea

Malealea ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gates of Paradise Pass and Morija Museum & Archives.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Malealea attractions planner.

You can drive from Semonkong to Malealea in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Mon).

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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