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 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 iconic 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 with numerous bends and steep gradients.

How long is Kotisephola Pass?

The pass is 43.1 km (26.78 miles) long, running from Sani Pass to Mokhotlong. The drive offers breathtaking views of Lesotho's mountains. Winter often blankets the road with snow and ice, making the journey treacherous.
Pic: Linda Ginyi Sisulu