Lesotho loti (plural maloti, M)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than M1000

  • Hostel dorm bed: from M170
  • Campsite per person: M80–110
  • Fast-food lunch: M50
  • 2-3 hour shared taxi ride: M80

Midrange: R1000–1800

  • Double room: M700–1400
  • Main meal: M60–120
  • Short pony trekking ride: M300–400

Top end: More than R1800

  • Double room: over M1400
  • Main meal in lodge: over M120
  • Overnight pony trekking trip: M750
  • Car hire per day: M300


Some amount of haggling is expected when purchasing items in informal circumstances, such as at outdoor markets in rural areas. Keep in mind that an extra few Maloti means much more to the seller than it will to you.


There are several banks with ATMs on Kingsway. The top-end hotels will do foreign-exchange transactions (at poor rates).


Nedbank Does foreign-exchange transactions Monday to Friday.

Standard Lesotho Bank

Standard Lesotho Bank