8 days in Lesotho & Clarens Itinerary

8 days in Lesotho & Clarens Itinerary

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Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
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Butha-Buthe, Lesotho
— 1 night
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Clarens, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Maseru, Lesotho — 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Sun), try to win big at Lesotho Sun Casino, take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains, then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, and finally steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Morija Museum & Archives and then see human ingenuity at work at Mohale Dam.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maseru trip planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maseru is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Maseru, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Butha-Buthe.
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Butha-Buthe, Lesotho — 1 night

Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get interesting insight from Afriski Mountain Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Butha-Buthe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Maseru to Butha-Buthe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Maseru in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Butha-Buthe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Clarens.
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Clarens, South Africa — 5 nights

Clarens is a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the "Jewel of the Eastern Free State". Venture out of the city with trips to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary (in Bethlehem) and Spion Kop Battlefield (in Ladysmith). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains, look for gifts at The Ugly Duckling, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and play a few rounds at The Clarens Golf Estate.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Clarens journey planner.

Traveling by car from Butha-Buthe to Clarens takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Clarens are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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Lesotho travel guide

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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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