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Lesotho car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car hire in Lesotho

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Top tips for hiring a car in Lesotho

  • Having a rental car gives you the freedom to explore Lesotho at your own pace and according to your schedule. You can visit remote areas, picturesque landscapes, and cultural attractions like Thaba Bosiu and Kome Cave, which may not be easily accessible by public transportation. You have the flexibility to choose when and where you want to go, making your trip more convenient and personalized. Also, renting a car can often be more cost-effective than purchasing individual public transportation tickets if traveling with a group or family.
  • Lesotho is often referred to as the "Kingdom in the Sky" due to its high altitude and mountainous landscape. Many roads in Lesotho involve navigating steep inclines, sharp curves, and narrow passages. Some mountain roads may be unpaved or poorly maintained, so caution and appropriate driving skills are necessary. Street lighting can be limited or absent altogether outside major towns and cities. Driving at night in rural areas can be challenging, as visibility is reduced. Therefore, ensure your headlights are working well before driving at night.
  • Maseru is the capital city of Lesotho and hosts Moshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU), the main gateway for international flights into the country. Renting a car at the airport provides immediate access to transportation as soon as you arrive. You don't have to rely on public transportation or arrange separate transfers to your destination. Besides, some car rental companies have branches in other towns, including Roma, Leribe, and Semonkong.
  • A GPS navigation system can be beneficial when driving in Lesotho, especially if you are unfamiliar with the roads and navigating the country's diverse terrain. Signage may be limited or inconsistent in certain areas of Lesotho, especially outside major towns and cities. This can make it difficult to rely solely on road signs for navigation. A GPS navigation system provides turn-by-turn directions, which is particularly useful in areas with sparse or unclear signage.
  • Book your car hire in Lesotho at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Lesotho are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lesotho

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lesotho?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lesotho.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Lesotho?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What is driving like in Lesotho?

    Lesotho drives on the left side of the road, and the steering is on the right. It's common to encounter drivers overtaking on narrow roads or driving at higher speeds. Exercise caution and stay aware of the actions of other drivers. Stay patient, maintain a safe distance, and avoid aggressive driving behavior. You will encounter traffic police checkpoints on some roads, especially near major towns or at borders enforcing traffic regulations and ensuring road safety. For example, your blood alcohol content must not exceed 0.08%.

  • How old must you be to rent a car in Lesotho?

    The minimum age to rent a car in Lesotho is usually 21, although some rental outlets may require drivers to be at least 23 or 25. Besides, companies may impose a young driver surcharge on renters under 25. You must have a valid driver's license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP) to rent a car in Lesotho. Furthermore, you will usually need a valid credit card in the name of the primary driver. A credit card is required for the security deposit and to cover any additional charges.

  • How are gas prices in Lesotho?

    Gas prices in Lesotho can fluctuate and are influenced by global oil prices, transportation costs, taxes, and other factors. Currently, a liter of diesel is retailing at 19.85 LSL (1.08 USD) per liter. Due to transportation costs, fuel prices in Lesotho may be higher in remote or rural areas than in major towns or cities. Therefore, if you plan to travel to more remote locations, filling up your tank in larger towns or cities where prices may be relatively lower is a good idea.

  • What are the speed limits in Lesotho?

    The speed limits in Lesotho may vary depending on the type of road and location. For instance, the speed limit within urban areas, such as cities and towns, is typically 60 km/h (37 mph). On the other hand, rural roads have a maximum limit of 80 km/h (50 mph). However, paying attention to any posted speed limit signs is important. Lastly, the speed limit on major highways is usually set at 100 km/h (62 mph).

Car hire directory

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    Avis car hire locations in Lesotho

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    Bluu car hire locations in Lesotho

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    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Lesotho

    2 Locations

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    Europcar car hire locations in Lesotho

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    Shouqi car hire locations in Lesotho

    1 Location

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Lesotho

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Car hire locations in Lesotho

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.