Lesotho (Kingdom of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Formal relations between South Africa and Lesotho were established in 1987 at Trade Representative level. As from 1 December 1992 relations were upgraded to Ambassadorial level. On 16 June 1994 relations were established at High Commission level when South Africa was readmitted to the Commonwealth of Nations.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Lesotho

H E Mr P C S Moloto
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

S A High Commission

Lesotho Representation in South Africa

High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

The High Commission of the Kingdom of Lesotho

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

No visas are required by South African citizens who visit Lesotho for less than three weeks. If the visit extends beyond three weeks a visa can be obtained (free of charge) from the Lesotho High Commission or at the border post on entering Lesotho.

Health Requirements


For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Temperate; cool to dry, dry winters; hot, wet summers.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


The monetary unit is the Lesotho Loti (LSL).

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

There are no specific trade figures for South Africa and Lesotho reflecting the volume of bilateral trade between the two countries. However, trade statistics for the two countries is available within the framework of the Southern African Customs Union.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Lesotho, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information


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