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Lesotho is a small, independent nation about the size of Belgium. It is located in the middle of Southern Africa, completely surrounded by South Africa. It is known as "the Mountain Kingdom", with many peaks well over 3000m, and the highest "lowest" point of any country in the world at over 1000m.
Although it is a young independent nation, Lesotho’s history goes back millions of years. The first king, Moshoeshoe the Great, forged the Basotho nation.
Flora & Fauna
Lesotho is a mountain Kingdom, and high altitudes support fewer but more specialised species. The alpine flora is exciting, with species such as the strange Spiral Aloe.
People & Culture
The Basotho people have developed a unique culture. As one of the few African tribes living in a mountainous environment, they have made many adaptations to their conditions
Beliefs & customs
The following is but a meagre account of the many superstitions, beliefs, customs and practices still common in the different parts of Basutoland.