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Plan your Trip

Plan your Trip

TRAVEL TIPS TO MAKE YOUR TRIP

CAREFREE JOURNEY

With a little advance planning – and packing just the right things – your journey to Afriski will be the perfect start your Maluti Mountains experience. While you’re with us, we can ensure that you have a wonderful time – by following this travel advice, that can start the minute that you pull out of your driveway.

HANDY HOLIDAY HINTS

Travelling with children

What

To bring

Lesotho may not be all that far away, but it is its own country (in every way). That means you’ll be crossing a border each way, and you’ll need to get used to things being a little different.

You’ll definitely need your passport and all the insurance, ownership and registration papers for your vehicle. If you’re travelling with children under 18, don’t forget their full unabridged birth certificates for the border crossing.  To comply with Lesotho law, be sure that your vehicle is roadworthy and that you have an emergency warning triangle. If you don’t have a South Africa, Botswana or Lesotho driving licence, you’ll need an IDP to back up your own licence.

What not to bring

Along with alcohol, certain foodstuffs (including eggs, maize and meat) cannot be brought into Lesotho. If you’re self-catering, rather buy these items once you’ve crossed the border and help support local entrepreneurs.

YOUR PASSPORT & BIRTH CERTIFICATES FOR KIDS

You’ll be crossing a border in each direction, so this is vital!

YOUR DRIVING LICENCE

Plus, your International Driving Permit, if required.

YOUR CAR REGISTRATION, VEHICLE OWNERSHIP & INSURANCE PAPERS

The Lesotho Police will want to see these.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES

Unabridged birth certificates for any under-18s coming with you.

CASH

You can use your bank cards at Afriski, but not necessarily everywhere else.

WARNING TRIANGLE

It’s a legal requirement on the roads in Lesotho.

ROAD CONDITIONS

If you’re travelling to Lesotho in winter, we recommend people check road conditions regularly and avoid driving at night and during or right after heavy snowfall

SPARE FOOD, WATER AND BLANKETS

Just in case you break down or have to wait out a storm.

IMPORTANT INFO

HOW TO GET TO AFRISKI

Afriski isn’t nearly as far as you might imagine, and the journey gets better and better as you head into the mountains. Whichever direction you’re travelling from, you’ll definitely get a sense that your going up in the world as the road begins to rise. Here’s some advice based on years of driving that same road.

FOLLOW THE RULES

Lesotho laws may be different to what you’re used to.

WHAT’S THE HURRY?

Obey the urban and rural speed limits.

WATCH OUT FOR DONKEYS

And sheep, and goats, and children.

WAVE BACK & SMILE

Greetings cost nothing – you’ll be made to feel extra welcome.

CHECK THE BORDER TIMES

Plan your trip to avoid mountain driving in the dark.

DON’T GIVE TO KIDS

Handouts of sweets or pens encourages begging.

LET US KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT YOU

Or if you’re running late for any reason.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Check our live road updates online during your drive.