​Getting There – Sehlabathebe NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband write and update content for many travel organizations, including the Lesotho Tourist Board.

To get to Lesotho by air or overland, you’ll most likely come through South Africa, which surrounds Lesotho. Your point of entry in South Africa will probably be O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. From there, a flight will take you to Moshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU) in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital.

All routes to Sehlabathebe National Park require a good 4x4 high-clearance vehicle. The 285km/177mi drive from Maseru takes about 7 hours*.

If coming by road from Sani Top (a popular 4x4 destination on the Lesotho–South Africa border reached via Sani Pass), the distance is only about 200km/125mi, but the road is very bad and you should allow 8 hours* for the trip.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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