Maseru (City) Accommodation

Maseru is the capital city of Lesotho, a small landlocked country which is surrounded by South Africa on all sides. Lesotho is officially known as the Kingdom of Lesotho, and while it is a monarchy, there is a prime minister and parliament who deal with the country's political concerns.

Maseru, which is said to mean 'Place of red sandstone' in the Sesotho language, is located on the Lesotho - South Africa border. This border is demarcated by the Mohokare River and the South African town of Ladybrand is connected to Maseru by the Maseru Bridge.

Maseru was initially established as a police camp and developed into a city, and named as the capital, when the British took over the country. After Lesotho gained independence in 1966, the city saw major expansions, with an influx of people from the rural areas and the incorporation of peri-urban settlements into the city itself.

Today Maseru is still a relatively small city by international standards, and while the many buildings are modern, other developments, such as the Pioneer Mall - the first shopping Centre to be built in Lesotho - which was only erected in 2009, have been a little slow in the making. Generally speaking though, amenities in Maseru are good. The mall for example boasts a number of South African chains such as Mr Price and Woolworths, as well as a cinema complex and a number of restaurants.

Maseru is relatively close to some interesting locations. The Katse Dam, Africa's second largest dam, and important part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project which supplies water to South Africa, is nearby the city, as is the infamous Sani Pass, a narrow, winding mountain pass which requires a 4x4 and skilled driving. It provides excellent views though and the highest pub in Africa, which is balanced at the top, is a novel place for beer and pub meal. Lesotho's only ski resort, Afri-Ski is also quite close.

Maseru lies at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level and experiences a subtropical highland climate. The warm, wet sunny days of summer mean that you should pack for rain and moderate temperatures when stopping off at Maseru accommodation, while your winter packing list should take into account the chilly, dry weather of winter.

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Scenery Maqalika Guest House
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Scenery Lodge Guest House offers fine cuisine and elegantly furnished rooms. The Guest House is founded on the idea that maintaining highest levels of service and standards is essential to keep our gu... More Info

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Situated in the convenient, picturesque setting of New Parliament Drive in Maseru, with easy access to the airport, major business hubs and tourist attractions, City Stay luxury accommodation, dining ... More Info

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Road Stay is a guest house situated 4.8km from Maseru CBD. The guest house is ideal for couples and business travelers visiting the area, and offers accommodation for up to 20 people sharing. Accommod... More Info

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Scenery Guest House offers fine cuisine and elegantly furnished rooms (all en-suite). It is located in a quite residential area just outside the city bustle to ensure that our guests can comfortably d... More Info

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Lapeng Home Away from Home is suitably situated for holiday makers and guests on business trips. It is found just outside the City center and is located between 2 shopping malls Lapeng Home Away f... More Info

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You will find us situated in a tranquil and scenic residential area, just outside the the Maseru city centre. We are conveniently located to access the business district and offices, as well as shops,... More Info

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Staying at city Lodger assures you an unforgettable and truly authentic Maseru experience. The newly refurbished boutique interior and its beautiful building separate us apart from the nearby busines... More Info

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Molengone is conveniently situated outside Maseru for you to get away from the hustles and bustles of the main city, and enjoy a calming day and/or night out at Nazareth. If you want to learn more ... More Info

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Grace lodging and adventures is the ultimate accommodation provider for people visiting Lesotho. Roma valley, because of its geographical location, provides proximity to many key tourist destinations.... More Info

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In 1939, John Thomas Thorn, (Baas Jan - Lion of the mountains) who traded in Roma, was invited by Chief Ramabanta (Father of the Belts) Api, to build a trading store on the cliff-edge, overlooking the... More Info

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Maseru (City) Reviews

Maseru East
Since it is still a working progress, l expect to see more improvement when l next visit
- Maki Shezi

Maseru East
Nice place to be with friendly people
- Mnini Stuurman

Maseru East

- Linette Van Der Merwe

Maseru East
Well traffic is bad, there are lot of cars or taxis, but people are helpful and friendly. Next time I will go to the deeper part of Lesotho.
- Joseph Tuelo Qabaka

Maseru West
Nice chilled place. Will visit again soon.
- Ncumisa Mkunyana