Lesotho offers natural beauty, rugged terrain, rich local culture and traditions and a scarcity of civilization's trappings, such as landlords and fences, providing a permit-free playground for the more intrepid adventurers.
With all its land lying at altitudes in excess of 1500m above sea-level; Lesotho is a land of heights and extremes. Lesotho offers breathtaking mountain vistas and adventure activities such as skiing, pony trekking, hiking and abseiling for the intrepid traveller. More leisurely pursuits for those seeking a relaxing and revitalising break include birdwatching, boating and fishing.
Lesotho's history can be explored at leisure with visits to San rock art, dinosaur footprints and cultural villages where the rich local culture of the Basotho people can be experienced.
Lesotho's highest point: Thabana Ntlenyana 3,482m
Staple foods are maize (corn) eaten as a thick paste and bread. Beef, chicken and mutton (lamb) are popular meats.