20 days in Durban & Lesotho Itinerary

20 days in Durban & Lesotho Itinerary

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Durban, South Africa
— 13 nights
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Maseru, Lesotho
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Durban, South Africa — 13 nights

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Phansi Museum and Natural Science Museum capture your imagination. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple and Nelson Mandela Capture Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Durban: Inchanga Railway Station (in Inchanga), Pietermaritzburg (African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Comrades Marathon House, &more) and St Luke's Anglican Church (in Howick). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of West Street Mosque, and have fun at Giba Gorge Horse Trails.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban road trip planning site.

Wellington, New Zealand to Durban is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Wellington to Durban. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Wellington in July, with highs in Durban at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Maseru.
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Maseru, Lesotho — 5 nights

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maluti Mountains and Ha Kome Cave Houses. Your inner history buff will appreciate Thaba-Bosiu National Monument and Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Maseru: Morija Museum & Archives (in Morija), Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong (in Semonkong) and Gates of Paradise Pass (in Malealea). There's more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam and browse the exhibits of National Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maseru trip maker tool.

Fly from Durban to Maseru in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durban in July, with highs in Maseru at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Lesotho travel guide

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Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.
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