Lesotho in a Nutshell
Lesotho (pronounced /lɪˈsuːtuː/), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country of about 1.8 million citizens — entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Formerly Basutoland, it is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho roughly translates into "the land of the people who speak Sotho".
The Malealea Valley captures the best that Lesotho has to offer. From breath-taking mountain views and pony trekking adventures to Basotho culture and handicrafts, you are sure to have a special experience.
Warm and inquisitive, the people are the life blood of Malealea. A casual greeting or gentle smile is never far when traveling through local villages and the surrounding footpaths. Most people support themselves and their families from the land by raising livestock or growing crops. You will also find teachers, tour guides, and small business owners. The Basotho are a proud people, trying to improve their lives through hard work and strong family values. It is this energy, coupled with the generosity of our donors, that makes this dream possible.