Top things to do

Top Choice International in Maseru

No.7 Restaurant

Attached to the football-focused NGO Kick4Life and its hotel, No.7 pumps its profits back into Kick4Life’s charitable work, and the team includes young locals training for a career in hospitality. The restaurant is …
Top Choice Pizza in Oxbow

Sky Restaurant

Africa's highest restaurant (3010m) overlooks the slopes at Afriski Mountain Resort, and reflects the resort's international sheen with its stylish wood finish and big red pizza oven. Lunch choices include pizzas, b…
Arts & Crafts in Maseru

Basotho Hat

More expensive than elsewhere, but convenient and well stocked, with two floors of quality crafts from across the country. Credit cards are accepted and it's a low-pressure shopping environment.
Museum in Morija

Morija Museum & Archives

This small, considered museum contains ethnographical exhibits, archives from the early mission and scientific artefacts. There’s an excellent collection of books for sale, including those by curator Stephen Gill. S…
Arts & Crafts in Teyateyaneng

Lesotho Mountain Crafts

You can buy the work of 10 local cooperatives at this showroom and workshop, by the main road about 2km before Teyateyaneng (coming from Maseru). Items include jewellery, shawls, slippers, tapestries, bags and sesho…
Crafts in Leribe

Leribe Craft Centre

Sells a range of high-quality mohair goods from ponchos to stoles, plus craftwork and books on Lesotho, at good prices. Find it on the main road, downhill from the Mountain View Hotel and opposite the hospital.
National Park in Northwestern Lesotho

Ts'ehlanyane National Park

This Lesotho Northern Parks–administered national park protects a beautiful, 5600-hectare patch of rugged wilderness, including one of Lesotho’s only stands of indigenous forest, at a high altitude of 2000m to 3000m…
Gardens in Katse Dam

Katse Botanical Garden

Katse Botanical Garden was originally established to protect the spiral aloes displaced from the dam’s construction. It has flourished to include gravel, hillside trails passing via a rock garden, indigenous flowers…
Museum in Quthing

Masitise Cave House Museum

Five kilometres west of Quthing is this intriguing section of an old mission, built directly into a San rock shelter in 1866 by Reverend David-Frédéric Ellenberger, a Swiss missionary who was among the first to Leso…
Arts Centre in Morija

Maeder House Crafts Centre

Crafts centre in a missionary house near the museum.