When is the best time to go to Lesotho?

When is the best time to go to Lesotho? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Lesotho, the weather is good everywhere in March, October and November
  • The best months to go to Maseru are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Maseru are January, February, March, October, November and December, and the coldest months are June and July
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Maseru, Mafeteng and Teyateyaneng, with good weather at least 9 months a year

Annual weather in Lesotho

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Lesotho for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 58°F to 83°F
9 to 18 days*
February 56°F to 81°F
7 to 14 days*
March 52°F to 79°F
6 to 10 days*
April 47°F to 72°F
3 to 4 days*
May 41°F to 68°F
1 to 2 days*
June 34°F to 65°F
1 to 2 days*
July 34°F to 65°F
1 days
August 40°F to 68°F
1 days
September 49°F to 76°F
1 to 2 days*
October 52°F to 77°F
4 to 7 days*
November 56°F to 79°F
7 to 10 days*
December 58°F to 83°F
9 to 15 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Lesotho by cities

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The best months to go to Maseru are january, february, march, april, may, september, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Mafeteng are january, february, march, april, may, september, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Mokhotlong are march, october and november.

Temperatures and rainfall in Lesotho

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Lesotho and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Maseru, Mafeteng, Mokhotlong, Quthing and Teyateyaneng.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Lesotho

Find out when Lesotho has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Lesotho

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, May, June, July and October. The number of visitors to Lesotho is high in: April, August, September, November and December.

  • Very low season in Lesotho: January, June and July.
  • Low season in Lesotho: February, March, May and October.
  • High season in Lesotho: April, August and November.
  • Peak season in Lesotho: September and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Lesotho month by month

Average price for flights to Lesotho

A return flight between London and Maseru is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 1091 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 373 more for your airline ticket to Maseru if you go in april.

Find the best price for your flight

Where to go in Lesotho?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

very bad weather

About Lesotho

What can I do in Lesotho?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Lesotho reliable?

Climate data for Lesotho has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Lesotho allows us to determine the average for each month in Maseru, Mafeteng, Mokhotlong, Quthing and Teyateyaneng.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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