Geography and history

Leribe is a region situated in Lesotho. Its capital town is Hlotse and has a total population of approximately 300 000 inhabitants. The 2 828 km² area of Leribe only has two towns, namely Hlotse and Maputsoe. This region borders on the Free State Province of South Africa and is one of the northern regions of Lesotho.

The capital town of Hlotse has many historical attractions such as dinosaur footprints that date back some 108-200 million years back. The Tsehlanyane Nature Reserve is also located in the capital town. The villages of Ha Lejone and Pitseng are typical Basotho villages situated conveniently near the Katse Dam.


There are many options regarding visitor accommodation in the Leribe region. Tourists can choose from bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, guest lodges and caravan and camping sites. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay in the region.


The business community of Leribe is doing great thanks to the Katse Dam that acts as a very popular tourist attraction. The shops, products and restaurants in the area all of very high quality and the owners cannot wait to see new faces. Please go to our business directory for a list of all the businesses you will find in the region. There are many outdoor, especially water sports, activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy in this region. Please see our activities directory for a complete list of things to do.