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Getting around Lesotho

Public transport

Lesotho has no passenger rail services. There is a good network of buses, minibus taxis and metre taxi (commonly referred to as  4+1 in Lesotho) connecting most towns, and running shorter routes. Some of the locals prefer to walk or ride horses wherever they go.


Roads facilities in Lesotho have enjoyed upgrading over the last few years, and a significantly good network has been developed. With the Lesotho Highlands Water Project's tarred road to the Northern trunk route, which in-turn connects to improved roads at Caledonspoort and Ficksburg on the South African side, the Northern Highlands have truly been opened up. The Southern trunk route (the main South 1), connects the capital Maseru, by tarred road to Qacha’s Nek district, which is but one of various marked improvements making for better motoring conditions on an ongoing basis.

Driving licences

Driving licences issued in most countries are valid in Lesotho for a period of up to six months, provided that they are printed in English or are accompanied by a certified translation.  International driving permits are also recognised.

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