Flight tickets from Durban to Maseru

Maseru is the capital and largest city of the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho. It is located on the Caledon River and is the seat of the National Assembly of Lesotho. With a population of over 244,000, Maseru is the nation's 11th largest city and is one of the most significant urban areas in the country. The city’s landscape is largely defined by its rolling hills, while Maseru Bridge stands at the border between Lesotho and South Africa. This text will discuss the history, economy, and culture of Maseru.

Getting to Know Maseru

Maseru is the capital of Lesotho, an independent country located in South Africa. As of 2020, Maseru's population is estimated to be approximately 228,397. The city is located in the South African time zone, which is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2). The official language of Maseru is English, and the official regional language is Sesotho. Other languages commonly spoken in the region are Zulu, Afrikaans, and Xhosa. The currency in Maseru is the South African Rand (ZAR).

Climate and Weather

Maseru is the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Lesotho. It is situated in the Maseru District of the central Lesotho Highlands. The city is located about 16 km east of the Senqu (Orange) River. The climate of Maseru is semi-arid (Köppen climate classification BSk). Summers are hot and dry with afternoon thunderstorms possible, while winters are warm with occasional cold spells. Most of the city’s rainfall occurs in the late summer and early fall months. Average high temperatures in January and March range from 22-26°C and fall to 10-15°C in July and August. Snowfall is rare, but occasionally dustings of snow may occur in the higher elevations surrounding the city.

Touring Maseru: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Maseru, which is the Maseru Airport (MSU). To get from the airport to downtown Maseru, you can take either a taxi or bus. The price of the taxi ride depends on how far the destination is; however, it typically ranges from USD 9–USD 11. A bus ride to downtown Maseru should cost no more than USD 2–USD 3. No, there are no currency exchange services at Maseru Airport. You can exchange money at one of the hotels, banks and/or money exchange offices in Maseru.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maseru

  1. Located in the Lesotho highlands, the capital of Maseru is well known for its abundant cultural history
  2. In Maseru, numerous cultural activities take place throughout the year including traditional music and dance, markets, graveyards, and other festivities
  3. Tourists are often intrigued by the traditional cooking methods in Maseru, like preparing baked bread in an open fire pit known as "Phiting"

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