8 days in Lesotho Itinerary

8 days in Lesotho Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Butha-Buthe

Butha-Buthe ©
Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): cruise along Mafika Lisiu Pass. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Afriski Mountain Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Butha-Buthe trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Butha-Buthe is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Butha-Buthe, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Maseru.

Things to do in Butha-Buthe

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mafika Lisiu Pass
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Afriski Mountain Resort ©
Afriski Mountain Resort

3
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.
Step out of Maseru to go to Teyateyaneng and see Ha Kome Cave Houses, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the engineering at Katse Dam, shop like a local with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts, browse the exhibits of National Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Maseru tour planner.

Getting from Butha-Buthe to Maseru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Butha-Buthe in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Maseru, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Malealea.

Things to do in Maseru

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Malealea

Malealea ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Morija Museum & Archives. On your second day here, head outdoors with Gates of Paradise Pass.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malealea trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Maseru to Malealea in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Semonkong.

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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Semonkong

Semonkong ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Semonkong trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Malealea to Semonkong takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Semonkong can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Semonkong

Nature Parks
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Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong ©
Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong

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