About Maseru

Maseru has a rich history dating back to the 19th century when it served as a bustling market town. The city played a crucial role in Lesotho’s struggle for independence from British colonial rule. Today, you can explore this history through various museums and landmarks scattered across the city.

Maseru comes alive during festivals such as the Morija Arts & Cultural Festival and Independence Day celebrations. These events showcase the vibrant culture of Lesotho through music, dance, and traditional performances.

Maseru Attractions

Thaba-Bosiu National Monument

Thaba-Bosiu, just a short drive from Maseru, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Basotho heritage. This rocky plateau served as the stronghold for King Moshoeshoe I during times of conflict and is a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

Basotho Hat and Traditional Craft Market

Discover exquisite Basotho crafts, including the iconic Basotho hat, at the local craft market. It's a fantastic place to pick up souvenirs and immerse yourself in the local art scene.

Royal Palace of Maseru

The Royal Palace is a stunning architectural marvel. While visitors can't enter the palace itself, the picturesque gardens and views of the city make it a worthwhile stop.

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Maseru, nestled in the northwest corner of Lesotho, is a city surrounded by natural beauty. It sits along the Caledon River and is bordered by the neighboring country of South Africa. This strategic location has made it an important center for trade and commerce in the region.


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