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Mini guide to Maseru - Airport
Maseru Airport is the primarily gateway to Lesotho. A country within a country, Lesotho is often called the Kingdom in the Sky' due to its high elevation. As Lesotho lies entirely within the borders of South Africa, all incoming flights (most of which originate in Johannesburg) are international despite their short-haul status.
If you are flying into Maseru - Airport it is important to arrange transportation ahead of time, as there are no public options. Taxis rarely queue outside the Arrivals area, so visitors are forced to call ahead. The most convenient option by far is to book cheap car hire at Maseru - Airport so you don't have to hassle with arranging transport.
With car rental at Maseru - Airport you can freely explore the countryside and dramatic landscape. Lesotho is the only country in the world that lies completely above 3,300 feet, and it boasts the highest lowest elevation' of any nation in the world.
The airport lies on the Principal Highway (A2) close to the western border with South Africa. Technically, it sits in Mazenod, about 13 miles east of Maseru. The airport is also known as Moeshoeshoe International Airport. Visitors who don't arrive by are generally arrive by coach and are dropped at the border where taxis greet them.
South African Airways is the sole service provider at Maseru, and all flights are routed to Johannesburg where more extensive international flights are offered. With car hire in Maseru - Airport, tourists can also explore the Mokohare River with its derelict railway dating to 1905.