Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers
What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?
Vic Falls, Durban, Kruger, the direct flight from Bloem to Cape Town, the wine shop next to Dominos - Aug 2020
The Hash, and lots of amazing hikes and camping spots nearby. - May 2016
Right in Maseru, there aren't many places to eat, but I found them adequate. Again, the hiking Hash is very popular among the expats and takes place on Sunday mornings. Shopping in Maseru really isn't great, but you can find your typical handmade crafts at small markets in town (mats, brooms, Seshoeshoe (fabric unique to Lesotho) things.. some expats get dresses made from seshoeshoe fabric. We enjoyed going across the border to the neighboring South Africa town of Ladybrand to eat in a pleasant little restaurant called Living Life. If we were in town for the weekend, it was a Saturday morning ritual as long as the border wasn't too backed up. Lots of things to explore outside Maseru, including huge dams, caves with paintings, AfriSki, etc. - Aug 2015
Abseil in Semonkong, join the Hash (mostly hiking and very family friendly, unlike many hashes), pony trek at Malealea, ski near Oxbow, drive through Sani Pass, eat at Living Life, volunteer, travel throughout South Africa by car, plane, or train. - Jun 2010
Semonkong waterfalls are the largest single drop in Africa. Getting there involves travelling several hours over atrocious pot holed roads. Morijia is 40 minutes away where you can walk and see dinosaur footprints! Don't expect HUGE footprints though! Thaba Bosiu, the birth place of Lesotho is about 30 minutes drive from Maseru and interesting to walk up onto the plateau. Ask for Ntate Edgar as a guide as he has wonderful historical stories to tell you. You can walk pretty much anywhere in Lesotho as all land belongs to the King. But expect a fan club to follow you if you walk in Lesotho. The village children are always seeking money or sweets. Otherwise you can head across the border to South Africa easily. But there are no malls unless you drive 90 minutes to Bloemfontein in South Africa. - Mar 2009