13 Instagram Photos of Lesotho the Kingdom in the Sky

While on a trip to South Africa, I made a 4-day stopover in Lesotho. It is the world’s highest country, with its lowest point at 1,400 meters above sea level. For this it has earned its nickname, “Kingdom in the Sky.” Lesotho is the only country in the world to be entirely 1,000 meters above seal level.

The majority of its citizens are farmers, which is why it attracts travelers who enjoy wide open spaces and minimal tourism. Although it is one of the smallest countries in Africa, it boasts splendid scenery and friendly people. Lesotho is a fantastic destination for horseback riding, hiking, and complete relaxation. The country boasts secluded luxury lodges that offer complete tranquility you rarely find. Below are 13 of my favorite Instagram images I captured with my i-Phone during my trip. You can also check out my other travel photos on Davidsbeenhere Instagram.

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Local riding a donkey next to our hotel in Semonkong


Enjoying the view


Typical home made of mud and stones


Cinematographer Carlos getting some epic b-roll


Looking over Tsehlanyane National Park


Dinosaur footprint in route between Maseru and Butha Buthe. If you didn’t know, there is a dinosaur called the Lesothosaurus named after the country of its origin.


Epic view of The Maletsunyane Falls. It was dry season when we visited, but beautiful just the same.


Mountains everywhere… Special thanks to CarRentals.co.uk for supplying the wheels for the journey!


Lone house on a hill in Semonkong


Horseback riding in Tsehlanyane National Park


Luxurious chalets at the Maliba Lodge inside Tsehlanyane National Park

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Shots like are everywhere in Lesotho, so get ready to make frequent stops for pictures!


Yes that’s right this is SNOW!

Have you ever been to Lesotho? What were your favorite experiences? Leave us a comment below!

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  1. I am in Lesotho all the time. That is where I live. But my travels to Katse Dam are always like a pilgrimage…

    • thanks Teboho! Yea we didn’t get a chance to see that because of the distance. We also missed the highest bar in Africa. Definitely need another week to be able to drive around and see everything.

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