3 days in Maseru District & Malealea Itinerary

3 days in Maseru District & Malealea Itinerary

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Maseru
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Malealea
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Maseru

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Morija Museum & Archives. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino, then steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Maseru planner.

Polokwane, South Africa to Maseru is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Maseru when traveling from Polokwane in December, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Malealea.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Casinos · Nature · Historic Sites

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Malealea

On the 28th (Mon), get outside with Gates of Paradise Pass.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Malealea trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Maseru to Malealea in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Malealea

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Maseru District travel guide

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Dams · Waterfalls · Mountains
Maseru is a district of Lesotho. Maseru is also the name of the district's capital, and is the only city in the district and also the capital of the country. It is the largest urban area in the country, and therefore the only city. The city of Maseru is located on Lesotho's western border with the Free State Province of South Africa, the frontier being the Caledon River. Maseru borders on Berea District in north, Thaba-Tseka District in the east, Mohale's Hoek District in south, and Mafeteng District in southwest.As of 2006, the district had a population of 431,998 which was 23.02 per cent of the total population of the country. The total area of the district was 4,279 which was 14.10 per cent of the total area of the country. The density of population in the district was 101.00 per sq. km. As of 2008, there were 52 economically active people in the district. There were totally 294,062 employed people out of a total of 585,770 people in the district above 15 years of age.DemographicsAs of 2006, the district had a population of 431,998, 23.02 per cent of the population of the country. The area of the district was 4,279, 14.10 per cent of the country. The population density was 101.00 persons per square kilometre, compared to the 62 for the country. There were eighteen constituencies and twenty-three community counciles in the district. As of 2006, 1318 people tested HIV positive, 25.50 per cent of the HIV-positive persons in the country. 522 of these (18.10%) were men; 796 (29.90%) were women.

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