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Lesotho, Sani Pass. The border with South Africa in the Drakensberg Mountain range. Clouds roll up the pass.

The border with South Africa in the Drakensberg Mountain range. Clouds roll up the pass.

RIVERS, ROCKS AND RECOVERIES: Lesotho is one of the premier 4x4 playgrounds for South Africans, who like to make things interesting by visiting in winter when heavy snowfalls and extreme cold make the mountain kingdom both beautiful and brutal. Bush Editor Patrick Cruywagen, driving a G-Wagen, timed it just right and got his fair share of snow, mud, rain, cold, skiing, drama, donkeys and friendly Basotho people.

RIVERS, ROCKS AND RECOVERIES: Lesotho is one of the premier playgrounds for South Africans, who like to make things interesting by visiting in winter when heavy snowfalls and extreme cold make the mountain kingdom both beautiful and brutal.

Africa | Traditional grain storage baskets ~ sesiu ~ in Lesotho | Date and photographer unknown

These baskets are called sesiu and come in small and large sizes. They are used to store grain.

Lesotho

Maluti man, top of the Sani Pass, Lesotho, August 2007 Maluti

Lesotho BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel Planner www.belafrique.co.za

“Sometimes you just need to disappear into a place like Lesotho.” That’s exactly what Toast Coetzer did for three days

Dramatic Lesotho Mountains BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel Planner www.belafrique.co.za

Dramatic Lesotho Mountains BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel Planner

Trout farming in land-locked Lesotho is an export success

Prize catch: Trout farming in Lesotho

A fish farm in land-locked Lesotho has become a commercial success and is now exporting hundreds of tonnes of trout to Japan and South Africa.