The paved road to Kotisephola Pass in the Lesotho's Black Mountain

Kotisephola Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.245m (10,646ft) above the sea level, located in the Mokhotlong District of Lesotho. It’s one of the highest roads of Lesotho.

Kotisephola Pass

Where is the Kotisephola Pass?

Set high in Lesotho's mountainous northeastern region, the pass is near the country's border with South Africa. It lies northwest of the renowned Sani Pass, en route to Mokhotlong.

Is the road to Kotisephola Pass paved?

Set high in the Black Mountain of the country, the road to the summit, also known as Black Mountain Pass, was recently paved by the Chinese. It’s called A14. This route presents a challenging drive characterized by numerous bends and steep gradients.

How long is Kotisephola Pass?

Stretching 43.1 km (26.78 miles) from Sani Pass to Mokhotlong, this pass offers travelers breathtaking views of Lesotho's stark mountain landscapes. However, winter often blankets the road with snow and ice, making the journey potentially treacherous.
Pic: Linda Ginyi Sisulu