Malealea Lodge & Pony Trek Centre
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Getting to Lesotho by public transport
Adventurous travellers choosing to enter Lesotho using public transport can use coaches, minibus taxis or hitch a ride from a generous driver headed in the same direction.
If you’re entering Maseru by coach, the coach will stop on the South African side of Maseru Bridge Border Post. You can get a taxi from there into downtown Maseru.
Trans-state buses run from Johannesburg to Maseru. Minibus taxis run from Johannesburg to Butha Buthe, Ficksburg/Maputsoe and Maseru.
Maluti Treks runs a service direct from Durban to Maseru with pick-ups en route in Clarens & Harrismith. Trips depart every Tuesday & Friday.
From Pietermaritzburg via Sani Pass
Sani Pass Carriers run shuttle services door to door from Durban and Pietermaritzburg to Sani Lodge at the bottom of Sani Pass. The interstate bus runs from Pietermaritzburg to Underberg as do minibus taxis.
From Kokstad (N2)
The interstate bus and minibus taxis operate between Kokstad and Matatiele. Minibus taxis operate between Matatiele and Qachas Nek.
From East London
Minibus taxis go in stages via Queenstown and Sterkspruit to the border at Telle Bridge near Quthing.
Naval Hill Backpackers in Bloemfontein is the best base from which to reach western Lesotho. Long distance minibus taxis are generally safe from a security point of view and relatively cheap. You would need to change taxis mid-way through the journey and expect to be cramped for space. Hitch hiking is always an option.