k Moshoeshoe International n Cnr Parliament & Linare roads, Maseru; www.visitlesotho.travel

Surrounded by South Africa, this mountain kingdom, or “Kingdom in the Sky” as it is sometimes called, achieved independence from Britain on 4 October 1966. Its rugged highlands, formed by the Maluti, Drakensberg and Thaba-Putsoa mountains, are a popular destination for visitors who enjoy outdoor activities. Lesotho also features fertile river valleys and a strong cultural heritage that is very much kept alive by the Basotho people.

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