Travellers visiting Maseru must read the regulations here prior to arrival.
Situated along the north-western border of South Africa, Maseru is the only city in Lesotho, and also the capital of the country. The streets of this bustling little city are lined with an unlikely combination of hat-shaped thatch huts, crumbling colonial buildings, concrete office blocks, and a sprinkling of restaurants and shops.
Lesotho is known as the "Kingdom in the Sky" and Maseru acts as a convenient stop-over point from which to stock up before heading out to explore the rest of this beautiful country. As one of the last truly rural destinations in the world, Lesotho offers travelers the opportunity to experience spectacular mountain-cliffs, vast horizons and endless hiking trails. While Maseru is most loved for being the perfect base from which to explore Lesotho’s wonders, it does have a few things worth seeing in and around the city, including The Lesotho War Memorial, and the Helang Basali Craft Centre in the St Agnes Mission, where you can see some of the world's finest tapestries.
For your return journey fly back to Johannesburg and travel beyond with Airlink to other key leisure destinations.
What to do in Maseru
Maseru is characterised by historical monuments and cultural sites that sit amidst the mountainous landscape synonymous with the Kingdom of Lesotho. As a stopover city, it is a good introduction to the rest of the country.
Ha Kome Cave Houses
Originally used as a hideout by the Basia and Bataung clans during the Lifaqane Wars, the Ha Kome Cave Village is now a hotspot for tourists from far and wide. The caves are full of the rich history of Lesotho and have recently been classified as a National Heritage Site.
Gates of Paradise Pass
A visit to the Gates of Paradise Pass is the perfect activity for anyone who is a sucker for a good view! The Gates of Paradise Pass is a pathway leading to an opening of distant valleys and wildlife. Not just that, but the pass has a backstory connected with the Boer War. It’s safe to say that this is a journey for both nature and history lovers.
Welcome to Lesotho. Lesotho in Southern Africa is a country of amazing natural diversity and friendly, welcoming locals.
Lesotho in Southern Africa is a country of amazing natural diversity and friendly, welcoming locals.