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Best time to visit Lesotho

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The best time to visit Lesotho is October-November

If you’re looking to travel to Lesotho for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Lesotho is October-November due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

The warmest month of the year in Maseru, Lesotho is January, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 26℃ (79℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 30℃ (86℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the colder months such as June, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 2℃ (36℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Lesotho though so you can find out more information about this below.

The sun stays up the longest in Lesotho in October, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in December, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Lesotho, check out climate info on some of the top places to visit, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

October

Lesotho seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Lesotho is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Lesotho

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
MaseruJuly-August
26℃
15℃
25℃
13℃
24℃
11℃
20℃
8℃
17℃
5℃
13℃
2℃
14℃
2℃
17℃
4℃
21℃
8℃
23℃
11℃
24℃
12℃
26℃
14℃
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Top FAQs

Lesotho is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Lesotho:

The warmest month of the year in Maseru, one of the most popular places to visit in Lesotho, is January.
The driest month of the year in Maseru, Lesotho, is usually around July each year.

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