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Source: Tim Sandell
Lesotho is the highest country in the world, with minimum elevation of 1400m (4600ft) and is completely surrounded by South Africa.
The easiest way to visit Lesotho is by road from South Africa on the Guateng side. Sani Pass on the Kwazal-Natal side is a very difficult road. Buses run from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein to Maseru. There are also flights, but only on South African Airlines (a Star Alliance member) from Johannesburg to the airport outside Maseru.
TIP most border crossings close at 4pm - Maseru Bridge and Ficksburg Bridge are open 24 hours.
TIP if flying to South Africa on a Star Alliance award, it is worth adding the extra flight to/from Lesotho.
TIP see also how to get to South Africa for further travel tips.