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Tips for a good road trip

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Tips for a good road trip
Getting to Lesotho by car

Good planning is vital for a fun, hassle-free trip around Lesotho. Here are some tips that will help you prepare.

Getting to the remotest area of Lesotho is not only possible, but is usually uncomplicated. Lesotho has a fast-growing network of tarred roads and high-quality dirt roads and feeder routes. If you're driving, it's recommended that you seek local advice regarding how long a journey may take and if you'll need four-wheel drive. A good road map is essential.

As in South Africa, you drive on the left side of the road. The major highways are two-lane class 6 roads. The general speed limit on national highways is 100km/hr, secondary roads 80km/hr and in urban built up areas 65 km/hr (but is rarely enforced). Driving in Lesotho is quite an experience, and probably the best way to see the country. However, be cautious of pedestrians, cyclists and livestock on all roads. There are well-tarred roads between all major towns. Please remember that the journey is often the goal rather than the destination. Getting anywhere in Lesotho can be slow due to traffic, animals and the undulating countryside. Patience is an African virtue.

Car hire companies are based in Maseru. You will need to produce a recognized international driver's licence to hire a car.

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