Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m (11,424 ft) high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana. Lesotho is also known as "The little Switzerland" of Africa, as two-thirds of its land area is engulfed by spectacular mountain ranges.
The two main attractions of this country are the majestic mountain vistas and the culture of the friendly Basotho people who inhabit this area. During the winter months the magnificent Maluti and Drakensberg mountain ranges are capped with snow. Tourists are encouraged to visit this area during the colder months in order to enjoy activities such as skiing. The natural surroundings of Lesotho are breathtaking – plummeting waterfalls, lush greens and more than half a year’s sunshine. This Kingdom in the southern corner of Africa is the perfect getaway destination.