Lesotho Festivals and Events

Throughout the year there are many unique events and festivals held around the mountain kingdom of Lesotho as well as the surrounding areas of South Africa. So if you ever needed an excuse to visit Lesotho, we have a few to choose from.

Read our post on the “TOP 10 activities to do in Lesotho“.

January Events


February Events

  LS 7-10 Soaring Eagle 2 Day Trial Run AfriSki – Lesotho
   ZA  22-24 Clarens Craft & Beer Festival  Clarens – Free State

March Events

  ZA 1 Surrender Hill Marathon Clarens – Free State
  LS 11 Moshoeshoe Day (Annual Event) Maseru – Lesotho

April Events

  ZA 17-21 Splashy Fen Music Festival  Underburg – KwaZulu-Natal
  ZA 29-30 Royal Drakensberg Mountain Bike Challenge Bergville – KwaZulu-Natal
  LS 19 Africa Beer Festival Maseru – Lesotho
  ZA 25-28 The Wartrail Challenge Lady Grey Country Club

May Events

  ZA 4/5 MTN Clarens XCM # 4 Town Square, Clarens, Free State

June Events

  ZA 8-13 July Race across South Africa (PMB to CPT) Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town
  ZA 8 Ride to Rhodes (Race across South Africa) Pietermaritzburg – KwaZulu-Natal
  ZA 16 2013 Duzi Trail Run Pietermaritzburg – KwaZulu-Natal
  LS 27-30 AfriSki Ski Grand Prix #1 (Alpine Skiing race) AfriSki – Lesotho

July Events

  LS 11-14 The Kings Cup AfriSki – Lesotho
  ZA 6 The Rhodes Trail Run Rhodes – Eastern Cape
  LS 28-1 First Ascent Ski Festival 2013 – SA National Ski Champs AfriSki – Lesotho
  LS 25-28 Ski Grand Prix #2 (Alpine Skiing race) AfriSki – Lesotho

August Events

  LS 2-4 QUIKSNOW 2013 – SA National Snowboard Champs AfriSki – Lesotho
  ZA 9-10 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge Moolmanshoek

September Events

  ZA 8 Mont-aux-Sources Challenge Royal Natal National Park
  LS 24-29 The Lesotho Sky Roma Trading Post – Lesotho
  LS  26-30 Morija Arts and Cultural Festival  Morija – Lesotho
  ZA 29-30 Rhodes Extreme 2 Stage Race Rhodes – Eastern Cape

October Events

  LS 4 Independence day (annual) Lesotho
  ZA 19 FedGroup Berg and Bush Winterton, KwaZulu Natal
  LS 18-19 Soaring Eagle Mountain Run AfriSki – Lesotho
  ZA 24 Golden Gate Challenge 2013 Golden Gate Highlands National Park

November Events

  ZA 21 GWK Ficksburg Cherry Festival Ficksburg – Free State
  ZA 23 Ficksburg Cherry Race 23km Ficksburg – Free State
  ZA 16 96-08  
      Roof Of Africa Maseru – Lesotho
  ZA 30 The Sani Stagger Sani Pass – KwaZulu-Natal
  ZA 22 Solomon Skyrun Lady Grey
  LS 25-30 Lesotho Ultimate Challenge Sani Pass – KwaZulu-Natal
  LS 29-30 The Lesotho Ultra Trial Maliba Lodge, Ts’ehlanyane NP

December Events

  LS 7 High Altitude Summer Marathon Mokhotlong – Lesotho
  LS 23-23 Lesotho Tourism Annual Festival  
  LS 22-24 Tourism Jazz Festival  
  LS 28-2 New Year’s in Lesotho MTB Malealea

Every attempt has been made to ensure dates and details for each event or festival is correct at time of publishing. However please contact the event host directly to confirm details of each event/festival.

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