Travel Guide

How to get to Lesotho

How to get to Lesotho by air and road, including information on border posts and customs regulations







Visa Requirements

Visitors must have valid passports. Visa are required except by citizens of countries which have visa abolition agreements with Lesotho and citizens of some Commonwealth countries.

Please contact your nearest Lesotho Embassy.


South African Air Link has five (5) flights a day from Monday to Friday, four flights on Saturdays, and three flights on Sundays from Moshoeshoe I International Airport to Johannesburg International Airport . The flight from Johannesburg International to Moshoeshoe I International takes approximately 1 hour: 15 min


Maluti Sky
Pioneer Mall Shop No UG21
Tel: +266 52 500761 

Moshoeshoe I International Airport
Tel: +266 52500759
Tel: +266 52500762

South African Air Link
Tel: +266 22 350418/9

Charter Airlines

Maluti Sky
Pioneer Mall Shop No UG21
Tel: +266 52 500761

Lesotho Defence Force, Helicopter Section
Private Bag A 166. Maseru
Tel: +266 22 325425


The majority of visitors to Lesotho arrive by road. Eleven border posts offer entry into Lesotho from South Africa. Because of the ruggedness of terrain in some parts of the Mokhotlong and Qacha's Nek districts, 4x4 vehicles are advised for these parts.

Lesotho Border Posts

Ladybrand -F.S.
Open 24 hours

Qacha's Nek
Matatiele E.C.
08h00 - 20h00

Ficksburg -F.S.
Open 24 hours

Ramatseliso's Gate
Matatiele - E.C
08h00 - 18h00

Fouriesburg - F. S.
06h00 - 22h00

Peka Bridge
Gum Tree- F.S.
08h00 - 16h00

Sterkspruit- C.P.
08h00 - 22h00

Sephapho's Gate
Boesmanskop - F. S.
08h00 - 16h00

Van Rooyen's
Wepener- F.S.
06h00 - 20h00

Makhaleng Bridge
Zastron- F.S.
08h00 - 16h00

Sani Pass
Himeville - Natal
08h00 - 16h00


All goods brought into Lesotho are subject to Customs control and baggage maybe subject to examination. Customs declarations are required upon arrival. False or incomplete declaration is an offence involving penalties, including forfeiture of any article.

Duty Free

The following items and quantities to a total value not exceeding M500.00 per person are allowed under rebate duty:

- 2 litres of wine per person, 1 litre spirits or other alcoholic beverages
- 200 cigarettes, 250 gm pipe tobacco, and 20 cigars.
- 50 ml perfume.

Any excess is charged import duty at a flat rate of 20%.

Visitors from Botswana , Namibia , South Africa and Swaziland , are not permitted to bring liquor into Lesotho .

Prohibited and Restricted Goods

Counterfeit coins or notes; dangerous weapons, including swords, cutlasses, bayonets, daggers, knives with cutting edges of 30 cm or more in length (excluding such knives as are ordinarily used for domestic purposes, agriculture or the meat trade); blasphemous material; indecent or obscene works or articles of an inflammatory nature such as certain pamphlets or posters.

Customs Officers and members of the Police Force give highest priority to drug detection and the legal penalties for drug trafficking are severe.

Domestic pets, livestock, seeds, bulbs, plants and trees may not be imported without payment of Customs and Sales Duty and are subject to quarantine restrictions.

Permits may be obtained from:
The Principal Secretary.
Ministry of Agriculture Food Security.
P.O. Box 24 .
Maseru 100.

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