Lesotho Transportation

  • Roads in Lesotho
    Roads in Lesotho
    by MikeAtSea
  • Roads in Lesotho
    Roads in Lesotho
    by MikeAtSea
  • Roads in Lesotho
    Roads in Lesotho
    by MikeAtSea

Lesotho Transportation

  • Some useful ideas for self drive routes...

    In researching my travel tips, I all too often stumble across useful information that make me think, "If only I'd had that when we were planning our trip ..."So, to prevent you finding yourself in this situation, I can recommend the website below which offers some very interesting self drive routes across the Kingdom. It's not detailed enough to be...

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  • Road Conditions in Lesotho

    One would think that the road conditions in Lesotho are poor due to its location and poverty. Think again! The roads are not only one of the best engineering master pieces one could come across with; with mountain passes over 3000 meters in altitude; and they are in perfect conditions. The roads from Butha Buthe to Katse, from Butha Buthe to...

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  • 4x4

    The best advice would be to hire a 4x4 for getting around the country as the roads in Lesotho are on the whole quite rough. If you don't have a 4x4 vehicle you will not be allowed to drive up the Sani Pass from S.Africa into Lesotho. Our vehicles and drivers were hired from the Cape Town based "Just Done It" 4x4 tours company.

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  • Sani pass

    I enter Lesotho via Sani pass, the border check was matter of few moments and then we could just continue up the road.

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  • Quad bike

    Another way to drive to Sani Pass is with a Quad bike, those that work like a bike but has four wheels, I used one like that and you can see it here from the rider view.

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  • The road

    If you plan to drive via sani pass, be aware that it is possible only with a 4WD or otherwise you will get into trouble. Also some too heavy vehicles or city 4WD that wasn’t really meant for rough roads might get stuck on the way up.

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  • Four-Wheel Drive

    While you could probably get around Lesotho without it, having four good wheels pushing you along is quite the useful assistant, especially in the winter with snow and ice on the dirt roads, or if it rains.

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  • Topographic map

    If you're driving around, get a topographic map of Lesotho. Though the 'latest' edition is ten years old, it is well worth the investment. Many hotels and lodges stock them, most definitely Malealea Lodge. With it you'll be able to track your progress quite accurately and anticipate certain things like river crossings and steep inclines. It'll also...

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  • Getting there

    Lesotho has about a dozen border posts where you can enter from South Africa. Most of them are open from 8am-4pm, with the ones that are busy open till 10pm. The most popular border posts are those from Bethlehem and Fouriesburg in South Africa. Sometimes it's better to go via a smaller border post that has less traffic, and the roads are more...

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  • Petrol in Lesotho

    Petrol and diesel if fairly widely available in Lesotho, especially the larger towns. In smaller ones the 'petrol station' may be an interesting place. It's best to fill up when passing a station, especially if you're driving a thirsty four wheel drive. It's also a good place to catch up on the quality of the roads from fellow travellers.

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  • The capital of potholes

    While only 20% of the roads in Lesotho are tarred, there are portions that have deteriorated so badly that they can hardly be described as 'tarred'. The section between Mokhotlong and Oxbow varies from excellent to 'gone back to dirt road'. Seems this section was badly constructed in the first place. Having said all that, the main roads are all in...

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  • Buses and taxis

    Buses and taxis are quite frequent in Lesotho, even in the farthest reaches of the country. I was amazed at where the taxis went - on roads where I thought only four wheel drives could go. There is also a Biz bus that does the rounds, some folks staying at Malealea took it while we were there. There are even four wheel taxis that take the notorious...

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  • Crazy traffic in Lesotho

    I hired a car in Johannesburg and drove through Lesotho. You can get around to some pretty neat places with just a two-wheel drive car (which I had) but that might limit you from remote areas. There are also minibuses that run all over the country, which would probably be fine for anyone with the time to wait around an extra day or two if there is...

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  • There are some excellent tar...

    There are some excellent tar roads and some of the dirt roads are good and can be negotiated by a sedan vehicle. To explore and see more of Lesotho a 4x4 or high-rise pick-up with differential lock is recommended. For the more adventurous a mountain bike is the answer to enhale the clean crisp air. This is real off-road motorcycle country.See...

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  • Pony - Trekking

    Don't miss a pony-trekking in the beautiful mountains. Sometimes it is incredible that horses can walk in that mountains... See more information in must to do activities. It is absolutely breath-taking.

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  • PETROL IN MASERU

    If you are travelling by car, full it with petrol in Maseru (the only petrol-stations in the country). Even if you are going to explore for just a few kilometres (just in case, full the car of petrol!!!). Distances are unclear in Lesotho and while in your map it says 20 km, it can be 50!!!! and sometimes they run out of petrol in some...

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  • 3 flights daily from JNB...

    3 flights daily from JNB airportlots of border post all around Lesotho, but only the main ones, Maseru Bridge, Ficksburg are open 24 hours.public buses or taxis, hitch-hiking

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  • Fly to South Africa, then...

    Fly to South Africa, then Drive into Lesotho via Free State Province, or maybe from KwazuluNatal via the Woreld Famous Sani Pass.Ponies are the answer,but if you're really in a hurry, tey what in the photoo

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  • If intercontinental, fly to...

    If intercontinental, fly to Johannesburg or Durbanhire a car or bus to get you MaseruLocal Bus,Mini Taxi,Hired Car, yes Avis, hertz, budget, wheter #1, #2or #kaputz you'll find them in the new Southern Africa ;-)and another form too ;-)))

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  • THE SANI PASS IS FOR FOUR...

    THE SANI PASS IS FOR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES ONLY. I HAD TO PARK MY RENTAL CAR AT THE TOWN BELOW, AND PAY 75 RAND FOR A DRIVER TO TAKE ME UP, AND SHOW ME AROUND A BIT. HERE IS THE DRIVER CHATTING WITH ONE OF THE MANY SHEPPARD BOYS SCATTERED AROUND THE HIGH PLAIN. THIS ONE TALKED MY DRIVER OUT OF A CIGARETTE...

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  • To travel the nearly 3000m asl...

    To travel the nearly 3000m asl Sani Pass in or out of Lesotho is an experience. Be alert however, during rains or snow, as it can become dangerous to negotiate.

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  • From the USA, fly South...

    From the USA, fly South African Airlines into Johannesburg then take the Lesotho Airlines into Lesotho.Walking, rental car and what they call a taxie which is the back of a pick-up truck. They do have a bus system but don't be get comfortable with the idea. Its' not like in the USA. Although not a bad form of transportation for .25cents.

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  • Until Star Trek transporters...

    Until Star Trek transporters come into vogue, the only way to get to Lesotho is by plane.Combis (the Lesotho equivalent of a taxi.) are readily available, as were buses. The thing to keep in mind is that the objective of the combi drivers is definitely not YOUR COMFORT--this goes for the bus drivers as well--so don't be surprised that, on your next...

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Lesotho Hotels

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  • Lancer's Inn

    Lancers Inn is said to be the International Development Specialist's hotel of choice in Maseru. This...

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  • Maliba Mountain Lodge

    Tsehlanyane National Park 400, Lesotho

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Lesotho Sun Hotel

    Hands down the best hotel in Maseru. The others don't even come close. Renovations will be completed...

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  • Orion Katse Lodge

    Katse Village, Bokong, Maseru, Lesotho

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

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