A5 road

A5 road

A5 road is a very scenic journey in Lesotho. Climbing up to 2.756m (9,041ft) above the sea level, it’s one of the highest roads of the country.

The road was recently paved. It’s steep with countless turns. Driving at night, or in poor visibility, is not recommended for drivers unfamiliar with the road. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. It’s 142 km long and links the A4 road (near Seforong in the Quthing District) and the A3 road (near Roma in the Maseru District). Open to traffic throughout the year. May be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad.


Pic: Graham Maclachlan