Lesotho is a country located in Southern Africa. Lesotho has only one border country: South Africa. As for languages, the country’s residents speak English and Southern Sotho.
The national currency in Lesotho is Lesotho loti (LSL). The loti (maloti) (L or M) is subdivided into 100 sente (lisente).
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 18.3 LSL and 1 USD is worth 17.05 LSL.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Lesotho is 35.46 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Lesotho.13.92 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.
SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Lesotho without having to register it with your ID or passport.
There is one common socket type used in Lesotho. Type M is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Lesotho will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Moshoeshoe Day will take place on March 11.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|March 11, 2023||Moshoeshoe DayMoshoeshoe Day|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayGood Friday|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|May 1, 2023||Workers’ DayWorkers’ Day|
|May 18, 2023Moving holiday||Ascension DayAscension Day|
|May 25, 2023||Africa Day/ Heroes’ DayAfrica Day/ Heroes’ Day|
|July 17, 2023||King Letsie III’s BirthdayKing Letsie III’s Birthday|
|October 4, 2023||Independence DayIndependence Day|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayChristmas Day|
|December 26, 2023||St. Stephen’s DayBoxing Day|
What hotel chains are present in Lesotho?
There are no Mariott hotels in Lesotho.
There are no Hilton hotels in Lesotho.
There are no IHG hotels in Lesotho.
What fast food chains are present in Lesotho?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Lesotho.
The KFC chain operates in Lesotho.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Lesotho.
What is the weather like in Maseru?
Weather data for Maseru (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Lesotho.
Emergency phones in Lesotho
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.