Lesotho in detail

Flights & getting there

Most people enter Lesotho by road from South Africa. There are 13 border crossings with South Africa and, save for some queues at the Maseru Bridge crossing, getting into the country is generally a pleasant business.


Flying to or from Maseru is possible, but it's cheaper to hire a car and drive in and out from South Africa.

Airports & Airlines

Airlink has daily flights between Johannesburg and Moshoeshoe I International Airport, 21km south of Maseru (from R1100, one hour).

Departure Tax

Departure tax is M20.


Most of the border posts with South Africa can be crossed in a 2WD, though you will need a 4WD to enter at Ramatseliso's Gate or Sani Pass. There is a M30 road toll to pay on entry to the country.

There are no restrictions on bringing your own bicycle.

Border Crossings

All of Lesotho’s borders are with South Africa and are straightforward to cross.

The main crossing is at Maseru Bridge, east of Bloemfontein. Queues here are sometimes very long exiting and, on some weekend evenings, entering Lesotho; use other posts if possible.


This landlocked country is not accessible by sea.