Lesotho is a small independent nation completely surrounded by South Africa. The country is endearingly referred to as the "Kingdom in the Sky", with its highest "lowest" point found at over 1000m. The country provides spectacular mountain scenery, with many peaks well over 3000m. This is a country that maintains the essence of traditional tribal life, where values and traditions are still revered.

Most of the inhabitants are Basotho and speak the national language Sesotho, although English is also widely spoken. Lesotho offers you the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery while indulging in a number of exciting activities.

The Basotho are renowned as a nation of horsemen. For generations, the sure-footed Basotho pony has been bred as the ideal form of transport in the rugged mountains. Today, the pony is still one of the most effective means of reaching more inaccessible mountain villages, and for the visitor this is probably the most popular way of getting to some of the most beautiful parts of Lesotho. Gentle and sure-footed the ponies are ideal for those who have limited experience with horses.

Lesotho is a country of magnificent beauty, where experiencing the beauty of nature is still the highlight of your visit.

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