9 days in Lesotho Itinerary

9 days in Lesotho Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gates of Paradise Pass (in Malealea) and Morija Museum & Archives (in Morija). And it doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Katse Dam, try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino, take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains, and contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maseru trip itinerary planning tool.

Salt Lake City, USA to Maseru is an approximately 35-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Maseru, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in April; daily highs in Maseru reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Butha-Buthe.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gates of Paradise Pass, Morija Museum & Archives
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Katse Dam ©
Katse Dam
Maluti Mountains ©
Maluti Mountains
Gates of Paradise Pass ©
Gates of Paradise Pass

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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 23rd (Thu): hit the slopes at Afriski Mountain Resort. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Liphofung Caves and then cruise along Mafika Lisiu Pass.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Butha-Buthe trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Maseru to Butha-Buthe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Maseru in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Butha-Buthe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Semonkong.

Things to do in Butha-Buthe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mafika Lisiu Pass
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Afriski Mountain Resort ©
Afriski Mountain Resort
Liphofung Caves ©
Liphofung Caves

1
night
Semonkong

Semonkong ©
On the 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Semonkong trip tool.

Traveling by car from Butha-Buthe to Semonkong takes 4 hours. Traveling from Butha-Buthe in April, Semonkong is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Semonkong

Nature Parks
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Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong ©
Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong

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