The Lesotho loti (LSL) is the official currency of Lesotho, and is divided into 100 listente. It has the same value as the South African rand, which is accepted as legal currency. Banks and exchange bureaus are found in Maseru and in most main towns.
Most major hotels, shops, restaurants, and travel agencies accept credit cards. Although it is best to check with credit and debit card companies as to their acceptance before leaving home. Travellers cheques can be cashed at banks in Maseru. Local ATMs in Lesotho have the facility to accept international ATM cards but are unreliable.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Lesotho||LSL 1||LSL 5||LSL 10||LSL 100||LSL 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.10||AUD 0.50||AUD 1.01||AUD 10.07||AUD 100.65|
|Canada||CAD 0.10||CAD 0.48||CAD 0.96||CAD 9.58||CAD 95.84|
|Ireland||EUR 0.06||EUR 0.31||EUR 0.63||EUR 6.29||EUR 62.87|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.11||NZD 0.53||NZD 1.06||NZD 10.62||NZD 106.24|
|South Africa||ZAR 1.00||ZAR 5.00||ZAR 10.00||ZAR 100.00||ZAR 1,000.00|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.06||GBP 0.28||GBP 0.56||GBP 5.63||GBP 56.28|
|United States of America||USD 0.07||USD 0.36||USD 0.72||USD 7.17||USD 71.67|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.