Lesotho visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Lesotho Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe  citizens can travel to Lesotho without a visa for a maximum duration of 90 days.
  • They are expected to provide an original passport that is valid within the duration of stay.
  • The passport is expected to have least one blank page for entry stamp.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate will be requested from citizens of Zimbabwe entering Lesotho.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover the entire stay in the country which could be in form of a bank statement is required.
  • Visitors are required to tender a proof of accommodation which could be in form of a invitation letter from a host in Lesotho.
  • The importation of ammunition into Lesotho is prohibited.
  • There are restrictions on the quantity of alcohol and tobacco brought into the country.
  • There are no restrictions on the possession of foreign and local currencies on entry or  exit.
  • In Lesotho, the power plugs and sockets are of type M. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Lesotho uses South Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+2) which is why there is no time difference between Zimbabwe and Lesotho
  • The estimated flight time between Zimbabwe and Lesotho is 1 hour, 49 minutes.
  • Transportation within Lesotho is made easy either by driving or using public transport such as coaches or minibus taxis.
  • Visitors to the interior of Lesotho should bring clothing and equipment suitable for extreme cold weather during the winter months of May through August.
  • Lesotho adopts the use of both the South African Rand and the Lesotho Loti as the country's acceptable currencies.
  • The national and official language of Lesotho is the Sesotho. English is also widely spoken.
  • Christianity is the predominant religion in the country followed  by Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Baha'i.
  • Traditional food in the country include: Oxtail stew,Curries, Kebab and sea foods. 
  • The Kingdom of Lesotho is a small landlocked country bordering South Africa, known for its towering mountain peaks and breathtaking vistas.
  • Lesotho is home to the highest altitude pub in Africa.
  • There are awesome waterfalls or valley panoramas around every corner and there are also great mountain rivers.
  • Greetings in Sesotho include: "Fonane" which means Good evening;  "Lumela' which means Hello and "Mmoro" which means Good morning. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What time of the year is best to visit Lesotho?

Lesotho is an all-year destination provided you have appropriate clothing. However, the winter months from mid-May to mid-August are extremely cold. 

What is the capital of Lesotho?

The capital city of Lesotho is Maseru. Maseru was initially a police camp before it became the capital city of the country.

Can Rand be used in Lesotho?

Rand is acceptable in Lesotho. However, no other international currencies are readily available.