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 Canada to Lesotho. In Lesotho, people are using different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Canada!

Lesotho und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Lesotho
MOutlets of type MOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Lesotho?

Lesotho uses power outlets of type M. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Lesotho.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Lesotho?

The voltage in Lesotho is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

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 lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Lesotho, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Lesotho, you should not use the device!