The Moshoeshoe I International Airport is a public airport near Maseru, the capital city of the landlocked South African nation of Lesotho bordering South Africa. Located on the Caledon River, Maseru City is also the capital of the Maseru District and the only sizable city within Lesotho. In fact, it is ideal to stay a couple of days here on arrival to plan and organize on supplies before venturing out into central Lesotho’s popular trekking destinations.
The Moshoeshoe I International Airport serving Maseru is based at Thot’a-Moli in the town of Mazenod, and which is at a distance of about 18 kilometers to the southeast of the Maseru city centre. Situated at an elevation of 5,348 feet above mean sea level, the MSU international airport is owned and operated by the Department of Civil Aviation of Lesotho. A couple of asphalt surfaced runways measuring 10,498 feet and 3,314 feet are catering to all varieties of flight movements to/from the Moshoeshoe I International Airport.
There are two passenger terminals with a modern infrastructure as per international aviation norms serving the airlines and passenger traffic arriving and departing to/from this airport. Apart from basic passenger convenience facilities, these services include 2 check-in desks, 1 baggage claim belt, a VIP lounge, bars, restaurants and gift shops to enable travelers make last minute purchases. Along with spacious short and long term parking facilities, private taxis and car rental services are also readily available for visitors at this airport fulfilling comfortable local transportation requirements. Moreover, many hotels near Moshoeshoe I International Airport are offering convenient and complementary hotel shuttle services for their guests seeking comfortable hotel accommodations.