Getting Around in Maseru

Public Transportation:

Taxis are a popular means of transport, and you'll find them readily available throughout the city. Make sure to negotiate the fare before your ride, and feel free to ask your driver for local recommendations.
The local bus system is well-connected, offering routes that cover most parts of Maseru. Be sure to check the schedule and routes in advance for a hassle-free journey.
Minibuses are a common sight in Maseru. They are usually faster than larger buses but can be crowded. They follow fixed routes, so be sure to ask the locals for guidance if needed.

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Renting a Car

If you prefer flexibility in your transportation, renting a car is an excellent option. You’ll find various car rental agencies in Maseru, and driving is relatively straightforward. Ensure you have the necessary documentation and a valid driver’s license.

Maseru’s compact city center makes it ideal for walking. Take a stroll through the bustling streets, discover local markets, and soak in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Just remember to stay hydrated, especially during the warmer months.

Landmarks and Attractions

  • Maseru CBD: The central business district is the heart of the city. Here, you’ll find a mix of modern architecture, shops, restaurants, and bustling markets.

  • Maseru Mall: Shopaholics will love Maseru Mall, offering a variety of stores, dining options, and entertainment.

  • Parliament Building: A striking piece of architecture, the Parliament Building is an iconic landmark in Maseru.

  • Thaba-Bosiu National Monument: Just a short drive from the city center, this historic site is a must-visit. It holds significant cultural and historical importance for the Basotho people.

Safety and Tips


The currency used in Lesotho is the Maloti (LSL), but South African Rand is also widely accepted.


Lesotho has a temperate climate, so check the weather forecast before your trip and pack accordingly.


Maseru is generally safe for tourists, but like any city, it's advisable to be cautious and keep an eye on your belongings.


English and Sesotho are the official languages. Learning a few Sesotho phrases can enhance your experience.


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Getting Around in Maseru

Taxis and minivans are common for local transportation in Maseru. Negotiate fares beforehand

Practical Information

Currency is the Lesotho Loti (LSL). English and Sesotho are spoken languages & variation of Culture.