Money Advice for Lesotho

Local Currency

Loti (LSL)

General Advice

The currency in Lesotho is the Loti and the plural is maloti. Notes come in denominations of LSL200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 and coins come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lisente.

Money Exchange

You can exchange money in Maseru only.

ATM Availability

Many ATMs in Lesotho do not accept international cards and the machines can be unreliable. For more information check the Visa ATM locator, the MasterCard ATM locator or the American Express ATM locator for the addresses of ATMs around the world.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are not widely accepted. They are mainly accepted in the capital, Maseru.

Other Information

The loti is at a fixed value against the South African rand and therefore the rand is accepted everywhere. When you cash your travellers cheques you can ask for rand.

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