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Flights from South Africa to Lesotho

Cheap Flights to Lesotho

The only direct flights from South Africa to Lesotho, are from Johannesburg to Maseru with Airlink. To get started booking your flight to Lesotho please do the following:

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From Johannesburg
From Cape Town
From Durban
Visa Requirements
When to Go

Johannesburg to Lesotho : Only Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg to Maseru Moshoeshoe (MSU).

Cape Town to Lesotho : If you’re flying out of Cape Town (CPT) you can get 1-stop flights to Maseru Moshoeshoe (MSU), via Johannesburg with SAA/Airlink.

Durban to Lesotho : From Durban (DUR) you can book one-stop flights to Maseru Moshoeshoe (MSU) using Airlink. These flights stop in Johannesburg.

Visa Requirements

South Africans do not require a visa to enter Lesotho. Be sure to check that this is still accurate when you travel - you can contact the Lesotho High Commission in Pretoria by phoning +27-12-460-7648 or emailing Their physical address is 391 Anderson Street, Menlo Park, Pretoria. Note that the High Commission is closed on Lesotho's public holidays.

South African Embassy in Lesotho
  • Physical address : Corner of Kingsway & Old School Road, Maseru

  • Phone : +266-2222-5800

About Lesotho

The official languages are Sesotho and English. The currency is the Lesotho Loti.


Lesotho is the largest country in the world which is completely surrounded by another country (the others are the Vatican and San Marino within Italy). Attractions include the Habaroana Rock Art Interpretation Center where you can see different creative rock formations. You can also tour Morija Museum and Archives for a taste of the history of the country. Many people love to see the countryside by horseback when they are visiting. Some of the attractions are:

  • The Thaba Bosiu Mountain- The name stands for ‘Mountain at Night.’ This is because in 1824 it was occupied by Moshoeshoe along with his followers. Later rumors were spread to frighten enemies that the mountains grew at night. It is flat-topped and offers some of the most spectacular views of the countryside.

  • Liphofung Nature Reserve - f the Lesotho Highlands it is the smallest reserved with only four hectares.

  • Tse’hlanyane National Park - deep in the Maluti Mountain Front Range is the Holomo Pass and this National Park.

  • Sehlabathebe National Park is one of the largest nature reserves in Lesotho with 6,500 hectares that are elevated high above sea-level. There's unusual rock formations and flora for tourists to enjoy. As far as wildlife goes you’ll only see a few antelope species but the scenery makes the trip well worth it.

When to Travel to Lesotho

Because of its altitude Lesotho is cooler than one would expect at its lattitude. Winter months are particularly cold (but dry), whilst the summer months are wet and warmer.

Public holidays in Lesotho
  • 1 January

  • 11 March (Moshoeshoe's Day)

  • Good Friday

  • Easter Monday

  • 1 May

  • Day of the Ascension

  • 25 May (Africa Day)

  • 17 July (King Letsie III's birthday)

  • 4 October (independence day)

  • 25 December

  • 26 December

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