Lesotho

Driving Directions Lesotho

LESOTHO is a small, landlocked kingdom surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Snow-capped mountains and treeless uplands, cut by spectacular gorges, cover two-thirds of the “mountain kingdom.”

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The climate is pleasant with variable rainfall. Winters are generally dry with heavy frosts in lowland areas and frequent snow in the mountains. Due to the mountainous terrain, only one-eighth of the land cultivated, and the main crop is maize. Yields are low because of soil erosion on the steep slopes and overgrazing by herds of sheep and cattle.

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Wool and mohair exported, but most of the country’s foreign exchange comes from money sent home by Lesotho workers in South Africa.

Tourism is beginning to flourish, with skiing and pony trails on hardy Lesotho ponies in the mountains two of the main attractions.

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