Lesotho is a very mountainous developing country in southern Africa completely surrounded by the country of South Africa. Facilities for tourists are limited. The capital city of Maseru is at 5000 ft. (1500m) above sea level, and the mountains reach to 11,400 ft. (3500m). aaVisitors to the interior of Lesotho should bring clothing and equipment suitable for cold weather. In the mountains, weather conditions can deteriorate rapidly. In winter (June-October), snow will often close mountain passes, and temperatures, even in the lowlands, often drop below freezing during the night.