Most of the time, people travel from point A to point B to visit the nicest sites of a country. The road is sometimes boring, but sometimes it can be quite awesome. In Lesotho, the road between two tourist sites is often nicer than the sites themselves.
I loved each kilometre that I drove in Lesotho. The landscapes are awesome, villages are picturesque and villagers are proud of their culture and also very friendly despite the language barrier.
Yes, it is possible to ski in Africa. This small ski resort is open a few months each year and is also fitted with snowblowers.
When we look at a map of Lesotho, we have the impression that distances are short. At bird flight, a village could be 20 km away, but when we drive along the winding road through the mountains via numerous passes, the total drive can be double the length, some 40 km or more.
For example, the village of Malealea was about 5 km at bird flight from where I was... I had to drive 15 km of trails to reach the place.
This pass goes up by about 1000 metres in only a few kilometres. It is one of the most impressive roads that I drove.
Driving in Lesotho is well described by this road sign.
In the highlands (2500 metres and above), the farmers mainly own sheep, goats, or cows. They do little agriculture since the climate and the soil is not very appropriate for it.
In the lowlands (2000 metres), it's the other way around. Large areas of land are cultivated and villages are numerous.