“Kingdom in the sky”, that is how Lesotho like to present itself to the world. And yes, with all of it's land lying at altitudes in excess of 1500m above sea-level it is a land of heights and extremes. Lesotho is an independent country which has an unusual distinction of being completely surrounded by another country, the republic of South Africa. The Kingdom of Lesotho is one of the three remaining monarchies in Africa. The size is comparable with the size of Belgium.