Guide to Driving In Lesotho - Drive Safe in Lesotho

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Lesotho and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

100 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Lesotho on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Lesotho is LSL/ZAR
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Lesotho 0.81 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Lesotho

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Lesotho?

Driving in Lesotho
Pocket guide to driving in Lesotho
Profile:
Lesotho
Maseru
LSL/ZAR
Driving in Lesotho
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
100
Speed limit in Lesotho
Holiday:
Rush hour in Lesotho
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Lesotho
FUEL:
0.73
0.82
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Lesotho
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Lesotho
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Lesotho
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Lesotho
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Lesotho
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Lesotho
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Lesotho
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Lesotho
Lesotho is a beautiful, land-locked country almost all at high altitude. Driving is a feast for the senses but it's best to take a 4 x 4 in the rural areas for sudden rain can turn the roads into mudbaths. 
 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 123

Police Fire: 121

Police Ambulance: 122

Notes: In the event of an emergency call (266)5888-1010 to speak to the police 24/7.

Fuel Prices in Lesotho by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Thefts from cars is prevalent in Lesotho so you should try to park somewhere visible and at night, well lit. If possible, use attended parking lots.
 
Paid parking
 
You’ll find plenty of free parking but Lesotho is a country where it’s sensible to pay the small parking fees and know that your car and you will be safe. There are attended garages and lots in the main cities, elsewhere just use common sense and park as close as you can to your destination. 
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is rarely done and so you are unlikely to get a ticket for parking except if you seriously overstay your time in a parking garage. 
 
Disabled parking
 
There is little in the way of concessions for disabled drivers but most people are friendly and helpful and will try to find you a more convenient place to park.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 123

Police Fire: 121

Police Ambulance: 122

The emergency number in Lesotho is 123 for the police, 121 for the fire service and 122 for the ambulance.

What to do in an emergency

If travelling away from the main roads in Lesotho you should ensure you have a means of communication, plenty of water and spare fuel. If you break down, rescue can be some time away. You should ensure that you have contact numbers of a rescue organisation with you or use the number given to you by your hire car agent in Lesotho.
 
In the event of an accident you will often find that if there is simply damage to the vehicles, the matter will be sorted out in cash on the spot. If someone has been injured or the damage is severe then you’ll need to exchange insurance details and call the police and medical services as appropriate. If possible, don’t move the vehicles but if they have to be moved for safety reasons, take a photograph of the scene.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Lesotho speaks two official languages; Sesotho and English. All signs are in English and everyone speaks the language too!

Lesotho Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Lesotho by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.84 0.81
May, 2019 0.86 0.84
Apr, 2019 0.86 0.81
Mar, 2019 0.82 0.71
Feb, 2019 0.80 0.69
Jan, 2019 0.82 0.73
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
About the Author -

Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

Visitor Comments

  • 10/30/2018

    Phase

    Petrol is now R13.20 per litre
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