Founded in 1824, Lesotho (fondly referred to as the Kingdom in the Sky), is completely surrounded by South Africa. At 30,550.00 square kilometres, it is one of the world’s smallest countries and one of the few remaining monarchies in Africa. It is also the country with the highest average altitude in the world. Add thousands of kilometres of virgin, gin clear streams and what you have is Africa’s version of Patagonia.
Tourette Fishing spent years exploring Lesotho’s most wild and remote rivers in search of the rivers that offer the best trout and yellowfish waters in this beautifully harsh country. And what we have found is arguably the finest sight fishing available in Southern Africa.
If you live for wild places; not a weekend at the syndicate wild, the kind of wild that reminds you that there are still forgotten corners of the planet to be fished. If you are prepared to go the extra mile to reach virgin waters and the boutique sight fishing they offer, then staying at the Makhangoa Community camp or trekking a remote river in the Lesotho highlights targeting wild trout and indigenous yellowfish is for you.
The beauty of this harsh mountain wilderness is astounding, and reason enough to spend time fly fishing in the wonderful mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Dramatic basalt cliffs, big skies, the Bearded Vulture and the occasional herd boy are the setting for a truly world class fly fishing experience. Whether you are trekking for wild trout and spending the nights under a blanket of brilliant stars, or staying at the Makhangoa Community camp walking the crystal clear river sight fishing drys to yellows, one thing remains the same – Lesotho is an unforgettable destination and one that every fly angler should experience.