Visa and entry requirements Lesotho:
Passport required
German citizens do not need a visa for a tourist stay of up to 14 days.

Information from the Foreign Office on her Lesotho trip:

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a parliamentary monarchy in southern Africa with about 2,1 million inhabitants. The country is an enclave and is completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa.

Because of its altitude, the state is also called "The Kingdom in Heaven." The lowest point of Lesotho lies at 1.390 meters above sea level, while the highest mountain is the Thabana Ntlenyana with 3.482 meters.

The two official languages ​​in the kingdom are Sesotho and English, and the official currency is Lesotho Loti, where 1, - Euro is 14,50 LSL. In the meantime, the South African Rand is increasingly accepted as a means of payment.

The country's largest cities include Maseru, Maputsoe, Mafeteng, Mohales Hoek, Hlotse, Butha-Buthe, Quthing, Qachas Nek, Teyateyaneng, Thaba-Tseka and Mokhotlong.

Inland of Lesotho are numerous waterfalls, of which the 192 high Maletsunyane waterfall is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in southern Africa. There are relatively few trees throughout the country, hardly any mammals and some rare bird species such as bearded vultures, white storks, herons, the ibis, weaver birds and the small nectar birds.

About 91% of Lesotho's population profess Christianity. Unemployment in the country is around 47%, making it one of the highest in the world. About 23% of adult residents are infected with HIV, making it the second-highest AIDS rate in the world.

Lesotho is one of the poorest countries in the world. About 62% of the population is engaged in agriculture and mainly grows corn and millet. The few export goods include live animals, textiles, clothing, footwear, sheep's wool, food and animal feed.

Tourism in Lesotho is now playing an increasingly important role. Around 480.000 tourists visit the country each year and visit among others Maseru, the Drakensberg with the Sani Pass, the Katse Dam, the ski resort Afri-Ski, the ancient fortress Thaba Bosiu, the Sehlabathebe National Park and Malealea.

The capital and largest city of Lesotho is Maseru with about 360.000 inhabitants. Maseru is located at about 1.550 meters altitude on the River Caledon, the border river to South Africa. Among the few attractions of the capital are the Palace of King Letsie III, the Houses of Parliament, the National University, Our Lady of Victory, the National Museum, the Thaba-Bosiu National Monument and Katse Dam.

In August 2018, I visited Lesotho for the only time ever. On my last major trip to Africa, Lesotho was my third stop. The South African airline South African serves the Kingdom once a day, making it relatively easy and inexpensive to get there.

The capital Maseru is very diversified, therefore, a city tour is not necessarily recommended. Conspicuous are the countless small shiny metal huts, which are mostly used as stalls, but sometimes also as a home. The great poverty is clearly visible to the country, only paved road is the main road. It is also difficult to find an international restaurant, you will find mainly in the relatively few larger hotels.

During my travel time August it was there at night, due to the altitude and the southern hemisphere, even really cold. When driving early in the morning at 5 clock to the airport, it was only two degrees Celsius.

You have to see Lesotho somehow, but for a longer stay I would not recommend the country.