Free State & Lesotho
The Free State lies in the heart of South Africa, with the Kingdom of Lesotho nestling in the hollow of its bean-like shape. Lying between the Vaal River in the north and the Orange River in the south, the region is one of flat, rolling grassland and crop fields, rising to lovely sandstone mountains in the northeast.
The province is the granary of South Africa, with agriculture central to its economy, while mining on the rich goldfields reef is it’s largest employer.
Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa. Until 1963 there was no border control between Free State and Lesotho.
The majority of Lesotho’s 2.2 million citizens are Sesotho speakers and regard themselves as Basotho. The majority of South African citizens who live in the Free State Province, are also Sesotho speakers.
Lesotho offers natural beauty, rugged terrain and rich local culture and traditions.
Lesotho's Maluti/Drakensburg Mountains
In the Heart of Lesotho