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Images of Lesotho

The tiny country of Lesotho in Southern Africa is affectionately known as "The Kingdom in the Sky" or "The Mountain Kingdom".

The country consists of high mountain peaks and is home to the highest peak and highest single drop waterfall in Southern Africa. Lesotho is landlocked by South Africa and is one of only three countries in the world to be landlocked by a single country.

Life in Lesotho can be tough with harsh winters and basic living conditions but the Basotho people are the friendliest that you will find in the world and will welcome you with broad smiles and wonderful hospitality.

A selection of images from showing the people, life and the landscapes can by clicking on the images below:

Landscapes

From Dawn 'till Dusk and beyond, landscapes from Lesotho.

Buildings and Villages

Traditional rondavels, villages nestling under cliffs and some unusual building materials.

Life

Different aspects of daily life in Lesotho.

People and Faces

Images of the friendly Basotho people.

Agriculture and Farming

Traditional agriculture and subsistance farming in the mountains of Lesotho.

Flora and Fauna

From carpets of cosmos daisies and bright sunflowers to the rare Southern Bald Ibis.