If you're traveling through South Africa, you do not want to miss visiting Lesothos, a tiny, landlocked country between Durban and Bloemfontein. Use its capital city, Maseru, as a base to explore all its stunning landscapes and to learn more about its culture.
Where is Maseru?
Maseru, which means “red sandstones” in Sesotho, is the largest city in Lesothos. It sits along the Caledon River and right on the border with South Africa near Bloemfontein.
Because the city is fairly small, you will be fine no matter which neighborhood or area you stay in. Most hotels are in Maseru East or near New Europa. If you are traveling for work, you may want to look at business hotels in Maseru East.
How many hotels are in Maseru?
There are 18 beautiful hotels in Maseru. Of those 18 hotels, 13 have 3-5 star ratings. Most hotels offer standard amenities such as free WiFi, free parking, and free breakfast. Many also have their own onsite dining as well.
What is there to do in Maseru?
While there is not a lot to see in Maseru itself, it makes for a great base for visiting the rest of the country. Here are all the places you can easily access either in or from the city:
Are there any airports near Maseru?
The closest airport to to Maseru is Moshoeshoe I International Airport, at about 30-minutes away. Mejametalana Airport used to be the main one, but was turned into a military airport after the construction of Moshoeshoe.
Moshoeshoe has only one destination to Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa. So if you are flying from abroad, you will need to fly there first and then to Maseru. If you need to stay overnight in Johannesburg, there are 736 hotels near the airport.