Geography and history

Thaba-Tseka is a region situated in Lesotho. Its capital town is Thaba-Tseka and it is also the only town in this region. The region’s total population stands at approximately 130 000 residents and the region borders on the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. The 4 270 km² are of land is one of the eastern region of Lesotho.

The capital town of Thaba-Tseka is a fairly young town, but offer tourists the chance to experience the picturesque Lesotho by means of pony-trekking. The site of Molimo Nthuse is the perfect base for this activity as the centre offers reasonably priced ponies and guides. This region has many Basotho villages – Marakabei and Mantsonyane are sheltered in a deep valley and located near the Mohale Dam.


The beautiful region of Thaba-Tseka offers many budget-friendly options regarding tourist accommodation. Facilities in the area include the following – self-catering units, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, guest farms, hotels and camping sites. Please go to our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay in the area.


The business community of Thaba-Tseka is very prosperous thanks to tourist funding generated from visits. The business owners are very friendly and cannot wait to meet new faces. The restaurants in the area have food options to suit every taste. Please see our business directory for a list of all the businesses you will find in the area. Activities and attractions in the region are plentiful. Pony-trekking is the most popular of them all. Please view our activities directory for a complete list of things to do.