Lesotho travel information

Lesotho 🇱🇸


Lesotho is part of Africa with main city at Maseru. Official languages are Sotho and English. Lesotho uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.


💱 Currencies Used

Lesotho uses the Lesotho loti (symbol: L), code LSL.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 lotis. Loti is subdivided into 100 sentes. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 lotis and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 sentes.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Lesotho. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Lesotho is on average 3.1 Mbps.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 327.77 LSL, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Econet Telecom or Vodacom. Lesotho uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Lesotho upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Lesotho, dial +, then 266 (the country code for Lesotho), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Lesotho, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

🔌 Sockets

Lesotho uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type M.

🆘 Emergency


223 171 63, 800 220 46


589 705 88

Fire department

800 220 46

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Last updated: August 19, 2019