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Money and costs

Currency
Maloti (LSL)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 13, 2018 9:54AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
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

ATMs are common in Lesotho, but international cards are rarely accepted outside the capital.

Tipping

  • Restaurants Wages are low, and tipping is expected (10-15%). The main exceptions are in rural parts of Lesotho, where it's generally the custom to simply round up the bill.