Enveloped by South Africa, Lesotho is the only country situated entirely above 1,000 m, earning it the nickname ‘Kingdom in the Sky’. Despite being nestled between Durban and Bloemfontein, this country within a country still marches to the beat of its own drum, with the Basotho Village showcasing Lesotho’s strong cultural identity. One way to take in the traditions of the locals is to join a highland trek on a Basotho pony, where you’ll pass by typical rondavels (round huts with a cone-shaped roof) and endless rolling countryside. Be sure to take in the stunning sight of Maletsunyane Falls near Semonkong – the highest waterfall in southern Africa. The country is also famous for its ancient sights, such as centuries-old rock paintings and dinosaur footprints in areas near Moyeni and Morija. Apart from hiking, you can enjoy canoeing and adventurous 4x4 excursions, as well as skiing in Oxbow in the winter season. The best selection of hotels and guest houses can be found in the capital city of Maseru, so its best to make this your base when you stay.