Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Lesotho?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Lesotho. In Lesotho, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Lesotho und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Lesotho
MOutlets of type MOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Lesotho?

Lesotho uses power plugs of type M. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Lesotho.

Country information

About Lesotho

Flag: About Lesotho

Lesotho is a country in Africa (Southern Africa) with about 1.9 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 30 000 km². The capital of Lesotho is Maseru (118 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English, Sotho, Zulu and Xhosa.

The only neighbor of Lesotho is South Africa.

TLD: .lsCurrency: ZARCountry calling code: +266Country Code : LS
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Lesotho?

The voltage in Lesotho is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Lesotho, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Lesotho?

The utility frequency in Lesotho is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Lesotho.