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Lesotho is a landlocked country in southern Africa that is an enclave completely surrounded by South Africa.

As of 2009, the estimated population of Lesotho was 2,067,000. There is only one sizeable city in the country, the capital, Maseru, which has a population of 227,880 (as of 2006).

Lesotho's economy is mainly based on diamonds, exporting water to South Africa, and agriculture. Additionally, migrant laborers employed employed in South Africa also send money to the country.

Lesotho Country Details


Country Name Lesotho
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southern Africa (entirely surrounded by South Africa)
Principal Language English
Capital Maseru


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Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Alan Murphy & Simon Richmond

Lonely Planet Publications
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike to the summit of Table Mountain, enjoy the diverse wildlife at Kruger National Park, or power down in a traditionally designed rondavel; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including local customs, literature, history, art, politics, landscapes, music, cuisine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Cape Town map (included in print version), plus over 75 colour maps
  • Covers Cape Town, the Garden Route, Hermanus, Knysna, Durban, Maseru, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, North West Province, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland , our most comprehensive guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Cape Town? Check out Lonely Planet's Cape Town & the Garden Route for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southern Africa for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Lucy Corne, Alan Murphy, Matt Phillips and Simon Richmond.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the Favorite Travel Guide category.

The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2015-03-17
Paperback (688 pages)

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The Rough Guide to South Africa is the definitive guide to one of the world's most fascinating and varied countries. Discover the best the country has to offer with stunning photography, extensive maps, comprehensive listings and detailed practical information.

With accommodation listings that range from the most sumptuous safari lodges to cheap and cheerful backpacker lodges in stunning coastal positions, there's something for every budget. In-depth coverage on South Africa's many nature reserves is complemented by an illustrated wildlife guide, to help you make the most of your time on safari.

Whether you want to explore the country's big sights — from the wilds of Kruger National Park and the best spots for whale watching to Cape Town's vibrant dining scene — or to uncover its many hidden gems, such as the dramatic desert scenery of the Richtersveld, The Rough Guide to South Africa is your indispensible traveling companion.

Make the most of your time on Earth™ with The Rough Guide to South Africa.

Lonely Planet Southern Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Southern Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Clamber up the world's oldest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, step back in time on Mozambique Island, or enjoy world-class wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southern Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Southern Africa Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, cuisine, environment, wildlife, music, religion, literature, visual arts
  • Over 115 maps
  • Covers Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Southern Africa , our most comprehensive guide to Southern Africa, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on South Africa or Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi? Check out Lonely Planet South Africa guide, and Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi guide for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lesotho: A Southbound Travel Guide (Southbound Travel Guides)
By David Fleminger

30 Degrees South Publishers
Released: 2010-07-27
Paperback (380 pages)

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The tiny country of Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa, yet it remains one of the most remote and unexplored areas in the region. The reason is the mountains―row upon row of serrated peaks make this the country with the highest ‘low point’ in the world. But the mountains that give Lesotho its dramatic landscapes have also played a crucial role in creating a country with a unique history. It’s a stirring story of courage and cunning, featuring remarkable individuals such as King Moshoeshoe - founder of the Basotho nation - who first gathered people together on the flat-topped hill Thaba Bosiu, the mountain of night. Today, Lesotho is an irresistible lure to adventurous travelers who want to head off the beaten path to secret vistas and pristine scenery. Suggested itineraries are included, along with accommodation options, leisure activities and other useful information for trip-planning.
The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2018-02-20
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With accommodation listings that range from the most sumptuous safari lodges to cheap and cheerful backpacker lodges in stunning coastal positions, there's something for every budget. In-depth coverage on South Africa's many nature reserves is complemented by an illustrated wildlife guide, to help you make the most of your time on safari.

Whether you want to explore the country's big sights — from the wilds of Kruger National Park and the best spots for whale watching to Cape Town's vibrant dining scene — or to uncover its many hidden gems, such as the dramatic desert scenery of the Richtersveld, The Rough Guide to South Africa is your indispensible traveling companion.

Make the most of your time on Earth™ with The Rough Guide to South Africa.

South Africa Handbook, 10th: Travel guide to South Africa including Lesotho & Swaziland (Footprint South Africa Handbook)
By Lizzie Williams

Brand: Footprint Handbooks
Hardcover (1008 pages)

South Africa Handbook, 10th: Travel guide to South Africa including Lesotho & Swaziland (Footprint South Africa Handbook)
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South Africa has more to offer than you could possibly manage in one trip. With vibrant cities, dramatic scenery, a kaleidoscope of cultures, and the 2010 World Cup, it’s an exciting place to be. Whether you’re searching for the ‘Big Five’ in Kruger or exploring Cape Town’s historic vineyards,
there’s something to appeal to every taste and budget. From the snowcapped peaks of the Drakensberg to the sweeping emptiness of the Kalahari desert, the 10th edition of Footprint’s indispensable guide will help you find everything under the African sun.
South Africa Lesotho & Swaziland (Country Travel Guide)
By James Bainbridge, Becca Blond, Mary Fitzpatrick, David Lukas & Simon Richmond

Brookstone
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South Africa Lesotho & Swaziland (Country Travel Guide)
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Hiking, biking and flying amid craggy peaks and open plains, or watching a spectacular desert sunset, becomes possible with this guidebook. Watch wildlife in the savannah, engage in the vibrant cultures of San, Khoikhoi, Zulu and Xhosa or live it up in cities bursting with culinary, cultural and vineyard delights.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

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Unique Green Index to help you make your travels ecofriendly
Expanded itineraries take you from cape to coast or on the roads less travelled
Color wildlife chapter written by a natural-history expert

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