Lesotho is a south African kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa and is land-locked, covering an area of 30,000 sq. kms. Approx two thirds of the land is mountainous. The highlands are dissected by numerous valleys and gorges. In the west is a fertile strip of land which supports the bulk of the population.

The climate is subtropical and temperate, with mild, dry winters and warm summers (October to April). In winter, particularly in January, frosts are common in the west lowlands and snowfalls occur at higher altitudes.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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