Maseru is the capital and the only major city in Lesotho with over 330 000 inhabitants. It is located on the border with South Africa, on the Mohokare River in western Lesotho. The mohocare is called caledon in South Africa.
What country is Maseru in?
Maseru is a modern city with authorities, businesses, supermarkets, schools and churches. The Parliament building and the palace of King Letsie III are also located in Maseru. The city is home to the country’s largest university, the National University of Lesotho and an Institute for Adult Education. This is where the country’s highways converge. The streets are paved and there is a large shopping street, the Kingsway. Most residents travel by buses or shared taxis. Maseru is a “beer town”. Most of the beers of South Africa are brewed here. Many Lesotho people are Catholic. The Catholic Cathedral of our Lady of Victories is one of the few notable buildings of Maseru. The only thing bigger is the football stadium, which holds over 13,000 people. Most visitors do not come to Maseru to visit the city, but to make trekking tours through the beautiful highlands from here. Moeshoeshoe I International Airport is located about 20 km south of Maseru.
Maseru is the capital of the small kingdom of Lesotho and is generally considered quite boring and not necessarily worth seeing. Since I had the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes with the excursion of my university, I still want to give you a few insights, because Maseru has left a lasting impression on me.
In my article I will tell you more about the capital of Lesotho, how to get there and where you can best stay. In addition, I will shed light on the security situation of Maseru and draw a conclusion as to whether a visit to the capital of Lesotho is worthwhile for you. Let’s get started!
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