Getting In and Around
Make sure your passport is valid for six months past your last day in Lesotho. If your visit to Lesotho is shorter than 30 days, no visa is required.
If you are entering Lesotho from South Africa, it’s best to travel by train. There are also roads linking the two countries, but they’re not always in the best condition. Regardless, car services are available in South Africa to take you to Lesotho. Moshoeshoe I International Airport is located in Maseru and is accessible through flights via South Africa.
Taxis and minibuses are readily accessible in Lesotho’s main cities. As is true in many African countries, the minibuses are inexpensive but can be crowded; be prepared to feel cramped during your ride. There are also buses that travel between cities for a reasonable price. Make sure you establish the price of the trip before you depart.
se is not an issue, we recommend hiring a taxi to drive you between cities. Ask your hotel staff for their recommendation of a reputable taxi service.
The most convenient way to stay connected is with a SIM card–enabled phone. You can purchase one cheaply in Lesotho or take one along. Airtime cards are sold all around the country.
Safety and Security
The U.S. Department of State’s consular website has a great deal of information about safety and security in Lesotho
It can’t be repeated enough: be sensible when you travel. Crime rates vary throughout Lesotho. Be alert and aware about your surroundings. Always keep important items like passports and excess cash in a safe place.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has created a security ratings system called the Ibrahim Index
, wherein scores are based on each country’s quality of government. Before traveling to Lesotho or anywhere on the continent, check the index and do your research.