Lesotho destination information

All you need to know before visiting Lesotho

Lesotho summary

Lesotho is a small country with around 2M Lesotho. Official languages are Sotho and English. Lesotho uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Currency used in Lesotho is Loti (LSL).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 30
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 143

ATMs in Lesotho are Rare. Internet speed in Lesotho is on average 3.1 Mbps.

🏙️ Maseru
🗣️ English Southern Sotho
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M ☀️ ~13 °C 🌧 ~62 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 30k km2 (12k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Lesotho uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type M.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Southern Sotho


Currency 💱

1 LSL = 0.06 USD

Lesotho uses the Lesotho loti (symbol: L), code LSL.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 lotis. Loti is subdivided into 100 sentes. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 lotis and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 sentes.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Lesotho. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Lesotho uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Lesotho upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


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Calling ☎️


To call Lesotho, dial +, then 266 (the country code for Lesotho), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Lesotho, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 266 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Lesotho is on average 3.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 323.57 LSL, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Econet Telecom or Vodacom.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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