Travel Tips

You can hire all the ski gear you need at the Afriski Resort

Liquor importation without an import permit is strictly prohibited and any liquor brought to the border control posts will be confiscated.

Arms and ammunition may not be imported without a permit obtained in advance from the Commissioner of Police.

Always carry the certified copies of your documents & leave the originals along with the valuables in the safe deposit of your hotel.

Respect local customs, religious & cultural values.

Exchange foreign currency only at authorized places and beware of pick pockets.

Use authorized porters and guides from your travel agency or hotel.

Respect the laws of LESOTHO.

Never leave your luggage & other valuables unattended at any time or any place.

Always notice or take a picture of the vehicle’s registration number before using it.

Extinguish all fires completely after braais.

Stash some cash in few different places in case anything happens and you need it.

Enquire about the right currency for your planned destination/s.

Splurge a bit - living on a shoestring gets old after a while, it is nice to go over your budget occasionally, book a few days at a nice hotel, eat out at a fancy restaurant or spend a wild night on the town. But do everything responsibly!!

Treat your body well - when you are moving from place to place, it is difficult to maintain a workout routine. Get comfortable and get enough sleep, stay hydrated - drink LOTS OF WATER, use sun screen.

Break out of your comfort zone - not a hiker? Go on more hikes. Have trouble talking to strangers? Talk to everyone. Scared of weird food? Eat the weirdest thing you can find.

Slow down - all the good stuff happens when you take time to explore.

Keep an open mind - do not judge the lifestyles of others if they are different from your own.

Have an idea of your travelling distance and fuel up accordingly.

Make sure you make your trip memorable, buy lots of souvenirs

Take lots of photos, eat local food, DO NOT LITTER.

DO NOT PAY ANY FINES ON THE SPOT (ROAD/BORDER), OTHERWISE REQUEST A PROOF OF PAYMENT AND THE DETAILS OF THE OFFICER ON DUTY.

DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE, observe and obey the applicable driving speed limits.

Where possible, pay for your accommodation online and in advance.

Check and ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy.

Ensure your bag/s have the basics and DO NOT forget your MEDICATION.

Plan your trip in advance and have a clear itinerary.