Basotho Currency

Visiting Lesotho and wants to know the name of the Basotho money unit or just want to know what is the exchange rate for $50 American dollars in Basotho currency?

Use the links on this page to learn more about the local currency used in Lesotho, currency symbol, notes and more.


Basotho Currency Exchange Rate Today

Lesotho Money

  • The local money used in Lesotho is Loti.

  • The currency symbol of the Basotho money is M.

  • The Basotho currency code is LSL.

  • The Loti Notes: The Basotho currency notes are made up of M10, M20, M50, M100, M200.

  • The Loti Coins: 1 Loti is made up of 100 Sentes. Basotho Sente Coins go from 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 lisente, L1, M2, M5.

What is the best currency to use in Lesotho? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Basotho money and use the local Loti as it is accepted everywhere in Lesotho. US dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Lesotho? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are generally accepted within Lesotho (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - therefore check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Loti to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most days minute by minute.

It’s important to check the today's money exchange rate for US Dollar to Basotho Loti before purchasing the Loti you need for your up coming trip at American Dollar to Loti Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Loti to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most cases by the minute.

It’s wise to ask for the the today's currency exchange rate for British Pound to Basotho Loti before ordering the Loti you need for your up coming trip at Stirling Pound to Loti Exchange Rate Today.