Look at a map of South Africa and you may notice a gap in its eastern half. That gap is the fascinating independent kingdom of Lesotho, whose capital Maseru is over 400 km south of Johannesburg. Although Durban is closer as the crow flies, winding mountain roads mean it takes longer to get to.
Lesotho is both landlocked and mountainous, in fact it’s the only country in which no point is less than 1000 meters above sea level. Its peaks hide some impressive surprises for the intrepid traveler – here are three which represent history, nature and leisure.