Lesotho Sun Hotel
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We head to Lesotho which is a mountain kingdom of 30 000 km≤ with a population of 2 million situated in the middle of South Africa. We enter Lesotho through the famous Sani Pass, which is a rough mountain road going up to 2800 meters where only 4x4 vehicles are allowed. Later we heard that the day before we drove up, the road was closed due to …
... surrounded by South Africa, remained independent during the struggles of the Boer war and then became a still independent British protectorate and remains a member of the Commonwealth. It is a largely rural and extremely mountainous region that is described as having "a transparent blue tone and an ethereal feel". The dominant clothing seems to be a warm blanket topped by a balaclava for with the high thin air being quite cool and snow falling in the winter the residents ...
... has one of the highest literacy rates, apparently a legacy of French missionaries and British rule.
Crossing the border into the capital of Maseru, it was amazing how different the whole atmosphere was from that of South Africa. Maseru is a city of many parts, firstly the border which is the usual hustle (only missing the money-changers, since the Maloti is 1:1 with the Rand so notes are used interchangeably). Then the ...
... to visit Victoria Falls, and were hoping to do some white water rafting whilst we were there too. However the river was too high for the rafting, and other potential activities were insanely expensive, so we spent a lot of time at the campsite reading, watching the FA cup final on the TV and sorting out the fallout of Claire having her identity stolen in the UK. Still, apparently Claire spent over £6,000 in the Apple store so I’m looking forward to ...
... Lesotho is known as the kingdom in the sky, but you could say that it is the kingdom of toilets and carwashes as no matter where you go, you are sure to easily find an outhouse toilet or a dodgey carwash.
As we left Lesotho, we decided we had fell in love with this country. Yes it was small, yes it was poor, yes it is worth spending time in, and yes the people are extremely friendly. Lesotho is a beautiful country. Afterall, Lesotho is the kingdom in the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking