Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana. On the Thaba Bosiu plateau, near Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, are ruins dating from the 19th-century reign of King Moshoeshoe I. Thaba Bosiu overlooks iconic Mount Qiloane, an enduring symbol of the nation’s Basotho people.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Visas are not required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Loti (LSL)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Tetanus


  • None
consulate/embassy Contact Details
  • Dailing Code (00266)
  • Lesotho High Commission
  • +27 (012) 460-7648 / 0
  • Lesotho Consulate
  • +27 (011) 339-3653 / 4083
  • Immigration at Border Post
  • +266 2232 4452
  • Emergency Numbers
  • Police: 123 / 124
  • Ambulance: 121
  • SA Representative
  • +266 2231 5758
  • dha@leo.co.ls

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle: Please carry an affidavit from the police giving you authorisation from the owner / financial institution to take the vehicle abroad Valid driver’s license
  • Toll Fees: R5

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

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