Lesotho Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Lesotho Shopping, Embassy and Communication



Official languages ​​are Sesotho and English. Zulu and Xhosa are also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/11/2022 Moshoeshoe day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Workers’ Day

05/25/2022 Africa Day / National Heroes Day

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

07/17/2022 King Letsie III’s birthday

04.10.2022 Independence Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas

Source: Top-mba-universities.com

Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Lesotho duty-free: 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars; 1 liter of wine or 1 liter of spirits; A bottle of perfume (maximum 300 ml); Gifts up to a value of 500M. Valuables must be declared. More information is available from Countryaah.com.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho
Rue de Lausanne 45-47
+41 (0)22 900 05 26. Consular Dept. +41 (0)22 906 10 50. Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Lesotho

(Without issuing a visa.)

Kohlmarkt 9
+43 (0)1 512 76 47.

Appointments after tel. Agreement.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho

(Also responsible for Austria.)

Honorary Consul General with visa issuance in Flörsheim near Frankfurt/M. and Hanover. Honorary Consulate in Munich.

Kurfürstenstr. 84
+49 (0)30 257 57 20.


Business etiquette

Light suit, shirt and tie are usual for business appointments, the atmosphere is informal. The majority of business people speak English. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.45 and 14.00-16.30; Sat 08.00-13.00.

Business contacts

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Marketing PO Box 36, Maseru, Lesotho Tel. +266 (0)22 31 49 71. Website: www.gov.ls/ministry-of-trade-and -industry Lesotho National Development Corporation Private Bag A96, Development House, Block A, Kingsway Street, Maseru 100, Lesotho Tel. +266 (0)22 31 20 12. Website: www.lndc.org.ls Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) PO Box 79, Corner Orpen & Princess Margret Roads, Maseru 100, Lesotho Tel. +266 (0)22 31 10 66. Website: www.lcci.org.ls



International direct dial to some cities. The internal telephone network is limited. The national telephone company is called Telecom Lesotho (Internet: www.telecom.co.ls).

Mobile phone

GSM 900. According to Abbreviationfinder.org, network operator is Vodacom Lesotho (Pty) Ltd (GSM 900) and Econet Ezi-Cel. The reception/transmission range is limited to the larger cities.


Internet cafes can be found in Maseru (M15-M20 every half hour). Internet providers include LEO Internet Services (Internet: www.lesoff.co.za).

Post office

Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.30, Sat 08.00-12.00.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.

Lesotho Shopping

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