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Blue Mountain Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.641m (8,664ft) above the sea level, located in the central highlands of western Lesotho. Atop a long ride over a high plateau with great views. It's one of the highest mountain passes of Lesotho.

 
Tlaeeng pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,225 metres (10,580 ft) above the sea level, located in a tarred road between Oxbow and Mokhotlong, in Lesotho. At the end of this long (and poorly maintained) road, one of the highest motorable pass in Africa, is situated the famous Sani Pass. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of Lesotho.


The Mahlasela pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,222 m (10,571 ft) above the sea level, located  in the Maluti mountains of Lesotho. The tarred road to reach the summit is one of the 
highest mountain passes of Lesotho. The only skiing resort in Lesotho, Afriski is situated here.

Sani Pass

Sani Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,876m (9,400ft) above the sea level, located in the western end of Kwa Zulu-Natal province of South Africa on the road between Underberg and Mokhotlong, Lesotho. It is a route that connects Kwazulu-Natal and Lesotho. It is a notoriously dangerous road, which requires the use of a 4x4 vehicle. It’s a serie of winding twists, hairpins, plunging drops and mind-blowing scenery. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

 

Bushman's Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.266 m (7,434ft) above the sea level, located in the central highlands of western Lesotho.

 

Cheche Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.545m (8,349 ft) above the sea level, located in Lesotho.

 

Lebelonyana Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.430m (7,972 ft) above the sea level, located in Lesotho.

 

Located in southern Africa and completely surrounded by South Africa, Lesotho is a very mountainous country. It’s the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) in elevation.

 

Ongeluks Nek Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.541m above the sea level, located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, near the border with Lesotho. This is a high rainfall area, therefore this track is often very muddy and slippery. No road maintenance is done on this road. Do not travel this pass in severe weather conditions.

 

Mohale Dam is a rock-fill dam in Lesotho. The road to climb up the dam is asphalted and includes 5 hairpin switchbacks.

 

Likalaneng Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.620m (8,595 ft) above the sea level, located in central Lesotho.

Mafika Lisiu Pass

Mafika Lisiu Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.090m (10,137 ft) above the sea level, located in northern Lesotho. It’s one of the highest road passes of the country, affording excellent viewing of the unique alpine flora. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions.

Baboons Pass

Baboons Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.689m (8,822ft) above the sea level located in the Maseru District of Lesotho. This pass near Ramabanta is one of the most remote, roughest and impassable passes in the country -- more suitable for donkeys than for vehicles. It's one of the highest mountain passes of Lesotho.

 

Qacha's Nek is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.981m (6,499ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Lesotho and South Africa.

 

God Help Me Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.318 m (7,604ft) above the sea level, located in the central highlands of western Lesotho.

 

Matebeng pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.960m (9,711ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Thaba-Tseka and Qacha's Nek districts of southeast Lesotho.

 

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