11 days in Lesotho Itinerary

11 days in Lesotho Itinerary

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11 days in Lesotho Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Butha-Buthe
— 3 nights
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Maseru
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Semonkong
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Butha-Buthe

Butha-Buthe ©
Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. When in Butha-Buthe, make a side trip to see Mafika Lisiu Pass in Pitseng, approximately 50 minutes away. On the 23rd (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Afriski Mountain Resort. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Liphofung Caves.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Butha-Buthe is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Butha-Buthe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. You'll set off for Maseru on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Butha-Buthe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mafika Lisiu Pass
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Afriski Mountain Resort ©
Afriski Mountain Resort
Liphofung Caves ©
Liphofung Caves

5
nights
Maseru

Maseru ©
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maseru: Morija Museum & Archives (in Morija), Gates of Paradise Pass (in Malealea) and Ha Kome Cave Houses (in Teyateyaneng). And it doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maseru trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Butha-Buthe to Maseru takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Maseru when traveling from Butha-Buthe in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Semonkong.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ha Kome Cave Houses, Morija Museum & Archives, Gates of Paradise Pass
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Katse Dam ©
Katse Dam
Maluti Mountains ©
Maluti Mountains
Gates of Paradise Pass ©
Gates of Paradise Pass

2
nights
Semonkong

Semonkong ©
On the 30th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Semonkong trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Maseru to Semonkong takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Semonkong can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Semonkong

Nature Parks
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Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong ©
Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong

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