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Major cities and airports in Lesotho
- Maseru – Moshoeshoe I International Airport
Time and Communication
Lesotho is in the South African Standard Time (SAST) zone, which is UTC+2. The country does not observe daylight saving time. Major mobile operators in Lesotho include Vodacom Lesotho and Econet Telecom Lesotho. Cell phone coverage is generally good in urban areas, but it may be limited in rural or mountainous regions.
Money and shopping
The official currency of Lesotho is the Lesotho Loti (LSL), which is pegged at par with the South African Rand (ZAR). Both currencies are widely accepted in the country. The exchange rate of the Loti to the US Dollar varies, so it’s best to check current rates before traveling. Payment by bank cards is common in larger cities, with Visa and Mastercard being widely accepted. American Express and Discover cards may not be accepted everywhere. Currency exchange offices typically operate during regular business hours.
Common means of transportation in Lesotho include minibuses, taxis, and private car hires. Minibuses provide an affordable way to travel within cities and between major towns, while taxis are available in urban areas. Due to limited public transportation options, many travelers opt to rent a car for exploring the country.
- Semonkong: A picturesque town known for the Maletsunyane Falls, one of the highest single-drop waterfalls in Africa.
- Thaba Bosiu: A historical site and national monument featuring the mountain fortress of King Moshoeshoe I, the founder of Lesotho.
- AfriSki Mountain Resort: Lesotho’s only ski resort, offering skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports during the winter months.
- Sehlabathebe National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to unique flora and fauna, rock formations, and ancient rock art.
- Morija: A cultural hub featuring the Morija Museum and Archives, as well as various historical buildings and sites related to early missionaries and the founding of Lesotho.