Planning Your Trip to Maseru

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.

  • Travel Insurance: Before your trip, make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and theft. It’s a safety net that can provide peace of mind.

  • Emergency Contacts: Save local emergency numbers in your phone and keep a printed copy as well. The general emergency number in Lesotho is 123.

  • Stay Informed: Stay updated on local news and events, and be aware of any travel advisories or safety alerts issued for Lesotho.

  • Be Cautious in Crowds: Like in any major city, be mindful of your belongings in crowded areas, markets, and public transportation.

  • Avoid Flashy Displays of Wealth: To minimize the risk of theft, avoid displaying expensive jewelry, cameras, or electronic devices.

  • Use Reputable Transportation: Opt for licensed and reputable transportation services, whether it’s taxis, buses, or car rentals. Verify the identity of your driver before getting into a vehicle.

Currency and Banking

Currency: The currency used in Lesotho is the Maloti (LSL), which is equivalent to the South African Rand (ZAR). Both currencies are widely accepted, so you can use either for transactions. ATMs: ATMs are available in Maseru and major towns. They accept international debit and credit cards, making it convenient to withdraw cash in the local currency.


English and Sesotho are the official languages of Lesotho. English is widely spoken, especially in urban areas, making it easy to communicate with locals.

Mobile Networks

Local SIM cards are available, and the country has reliable mobile network coverage. Ensure your phone is unlocked to use a local SIM card for data and calls.


Maseru offers a range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly guesthouses to upscale hotels. Booking in advance is recommended, especially during peak tourist seasons.


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Visa Guide

Check Lesotho visa requirements based on your nationality before traveling to Maseru.

Safety in Maseru

Exercise caution, avoid isolated areas, and stay aware of your surroundings while in Maseru.

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.