Flight tickets from Cape Town to Maseru

Maseru is the capital of the Kingdom of Lesotho, situated in southern Africa. It is a vibrant and modern city, boasting a rich cultural and historical background. Established as a trading post in 1869, Maseru has grown exponentially into a major commercial hub. In recent years it has become a hotspot for tourism and a popular destination for expats. In this article we will explore the city's history, attractions and opportunities for travellers.

Getting to Know Maseru

Maseru is the capital city of Lesotho, which is situated in southern Africa. It has a population of around 227,880 people, measured in 2019. The time zone of Maseru is UTC+2, known as South African Standard Time. The official language of Maseru is Sesotho, although English is widely spoken in the city and is used for business and education. Most signs in the city are bilingual, written in both Sesotho and English. The official currency of Maseru is the South African Rand (ZAR), which is used in transactions in the city.

Climate and Weather

Maseru is the capital of Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa. It has a cool semi-arid climate, with distinct wet and dry seasons. The summer months (November to April) are hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 33°C (91°F). The colder winter months (May to October) tend to be wetter, with significantly lower temperatures, rarely dropping below freezing. During these months, frost and even snow can occur. Rainfall is highest during the summer months and lowest during the winter months. The average annual rainfall is around 600 millimetres (23 in). Maseru can experience strong winds from the northwest and thunderstorms during the wet season. The climate in Maseru is favourable for agricultural activities year-round. However, the inclement weather during the winter can be a hazard for outdoor activities and travel.

Touring Maseru: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport located in Maseru, Lesotho, and it is called Moshoeshoe I International Airport, also known as Maseru-Thoteng Airport. To get from the airport to downtown Maseru, you can take a taxi, which should cost around 100-150 MAL (Lesotho loti). It is also possible to rent a car at the airport if you have an international driver’s license. You can change money at the airport, though you should check with your bank beforehand as it is not accepted at all locations.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maseru

  1. Maseru is the capital of the smallest independent country in the world, Lesotho. Lesotho was colonized in the early 19th century by the British, who brought Christianity and the Anglican Church with them.
  2. The Basotho people, the traditional inhabitants of Lesotho, are proud of their culture and heritage and enjoy traditional activities like festival singing, dancing, and stories
  3. Maseru's diverse cultural landscape includes Lesotho's unique traditional dancing, wooden mask carving, traditional clothing and handicrafts, and a vibrant music and art scene. Visitors to Maseru can also experience the lush natural beauty of Lesotho's highlands and the nearby Maloti Mountains

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