- Travel advisory
Here’s all the information that you need to prepare for a trip to Lesotho and all the info you need yo ensure you have a wonderful visit with no hiccups.
- Getting to Lesotho
Getting to Lesotho is so easy. Many visitors arrive by air, but many more come by road. As the Republic of South Africa surrounds Lesotho, our road networks are linked, and air services to Maseru connect with international services flying in to Johannesburg. Johannesburg International Airport is the hub of air traffic to all of Southern Africa, including Lesotho.
- Getting around Lesotho
It is very easy to get around Lesotho either driving or using public transport. Please remember though, that patience is an African virtue and understand that journeys may take a little longer than you’d like them to.
- Road trips around Lesotho
Most routes mentioned in this website are accessible with a normal two-wheel drive vehicle (though road conditions deteriorate rapidly after heavy rains – enquire locally).
The exceptions are:
- The Sani Pass is only open to four-wheel drive vehicles if you’re going up (you won’t be let through the South African border with two wheel drive). Going down in a two-wheel vehicle is possible but not recommended. Though do note the following: the road between Sani Top and Mokhotlong is negotiable in a normal vehicle although rough in places.
- Oxbow-Mokhotlong road is now full tar though ice can be a problem in winter.
- Makunyapane to Sehonghong road down the Senqu valley is 4WD only.
- Qachas Nek to Sehonghong road shown on most maps no longer exists.
- Sehonghong-Sehlabathebe road over the Matabeng Pass is appalling – 4WD only.
- Sehlabathebe Park Lodge can be reached by normal vehicle from Matatiele (via Ramatseliso’s Gate) and from Qachas Nek.
- Quthing-Qachas Nek road is rough in places, but negotiable by normal vehicle.
- Mokhotlong-Thaba Tseka road is accessible to normal vehicles.
If you do have a 4×4, you can travel deep into the heart of this exquisite country.
- Things to do
In Lesotho, every season has its unique attractions. So where better to experience Africa’s natural attractions and enjoy the outdoors unspoilt by crowds and commercialisation. Whether you are looking for strenuous activities – sometimes with a real sense of adventure – or for more relaxing pursuits amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in Africa; whether you are 8 or 80, Lesotho always has something to offer.