With a little advance planning – and packing just the right things – your journey to Afriski will be the perfect start your Maluti Mountains experience. While you’re with us, we can ensure that you have a wonderful time – by following this travel advice, that can start the minute that you pull out of your driveway.
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Lesotho may not be all that far away, but it is its own country (in every way). That means you’ll be crossing a border each way, and you’ll need to get used to things being a little different.
You’ll definitely need your passport and all the insurance, ownership and registration papers for your vehicle. If you’re travelling with children under 18, don’t forget their full unabridged birth certificates for the border crossing. To comply with Lesotho law, be sure that your vehicle is roadworthy and that you have an emergency warning triangle. If you don’t have a South Africa, Botswana or Lesotho driving licence, you’ll need an IDP to back up your own licence.
What not to bring
Along with alcohol, certain foodstuffs (including eggs, maize and meat) cannot be brought into Lesotho. If you’re self-catering, rather buy these items once you’ve crossed the border and help support local entrepreneurs.
Afriski isn’t nearly as far as you might imagine, and the journey gets better and better as you head into the mountains. Whichever direction you’re travelling from, you’ll definitely get a sense that your going up in the world as the road begins to rise. Here’s some advice based on years of driving that same road.