Welcome to Lesotho

Rt Hon. Thomas Motsoahae Thabane

Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho


Lesotho is 30,000 square kilometres of beautiful, rugged terrain, rolling hills and clean, fast flowing streams. Set close to the Southern tip of Africa, the “Mountain Kingdom”, as it is affectionately known, has a big story to tell.

Completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa and boasting a tapestry of folding mountain ranges, the Kingdom of Lesotho has the world’s highest lowest point above sea level. This distinction has earned it a variety of endearing names: the ‘Roof of Africa’, the ‘Switzerland of Southern Africa’, the ‘Kingdom in the Sky’ and the ‘Mountain Kingdom.’

The Kingdom of Lesotho has trade links with markets in Europe, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the United States of America under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Endowed with water, diamonds and largely untapped tourism industry, the Kingdom of Lesotho is a destination of choice for the discerning businessman and tourist.

Come and enjoy our sunny summers and ski down our magnificent snow-covered slopes in winter, while at the same time enjoying our vast array of pre-historic and contemporary cultural heritage.

Let the Kingdom of Lesotho, a destination of a million thrills, SMILE on you.