Matekane Air Strip

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Matekane Air Strip
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Lesotho[citation needed]
Elevation AMSL 7,544 ft / 2,299 m
Coordinates 29°55′45″S 27°50′54″E / 29.92916°S 27.84822°E / -29.92916; 27.84822Coordinates: 29°55′45″S 27°50′54″E / 29.92916°S 27.84822°E / -29.92916; 27.84822
MTK is located in Lesotho
Location within Lesotho
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 400 1,312 Unpaved
Source: Google Maps[1]

Matekane Air Strip is an airport in Matekane, Lesotho with a 400 m (1,300 ft) runway that extends to the edge of a 600 m (2,000 ft) cliff. The runway is often used by charity organizations and doctors to access remote villages in the area, and is labeled as having one of the world's scariest runways.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google Maps - Matekane
  2. ^ Farhad Heydari (October 2009). "The World's Scariest Runways". Travel & Leisure. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 

Photo taken by Bush Pilot Tom Claytor 1993