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Border Formalities

Crossing the border from South Africa to Lesotho is a quick and painless process.

The following hours of operation are for the Lesotho posts.

Boesmansnek

08h00-16h00

Caledonspoort *

06h00-22h00

Ficksburg Bridge

24 Hours

Makhaleng Bridge

08h00-18h00

Maseru Bridge

24 Hours

Monantsa's Pass

08h00-16h00

Ongeluksnek

08h00-16h00

Peka Bridge

08h00-16h00

Quacha's Nek

07h00-20h00

Ramatsilitso

08h00-16h00

Sanipass

08h00-16h00

Sepapus Gate

08h00-16h00

Tele Bridge

06h00-22h00

Van Rooyens Gate

06h00-22h00

*Caledonspoort is the most convenient border crossing from Johannesburg

Passport Validity

Passports must be valid for a minimum 6 months.

Visa General

Generally speaking, most visitors will not require a Visa to enter Lesotho. For more information, click here.

Visa Notes

  • All visitor must hold documents and tickets required for their return/onward journey and sufficient funds to cover their stay.
  • Visitors who wish to stay longer than 14 days should apply for extensions at the Lesotho Immigration Authorities within the initial 14 day period

The following DO NOT require a visa:

  • Nationals of Lesotho
  • For stays up to 14 days
  • Nationals of United Kingdom
  • Nationals of Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Iceland
  • Ireland Rep
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Portugal
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • United States
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia & Zimbabwe