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Thaba-Bosiu

Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.
Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho.

Geography and history

Thaba-Bosiu is an historical plateau located in the Maseru region of Lesotho. This site, situated approximately 25 km from the country’s capital, Maseru, was once the stronghold of Chief Moshoeshoe and his Basotho people. What remains today is evidence of the Chief’s dwelling and villages with a cemetery. Thaba-Bosiu is Lesotho’s great national monument.

There is an information centre available if visitors would like to visit the site using a recently tarred road. The Thaba-Bosiu plateau has about a 2 km² surface and a height of 1 804 meters above sea level. The name Thaba-Bosiu means “Mountain of the Night”.

 From the information centre in town, visitors have an easy climb up Rafutho’s Pass (where the Free State Boer commander Louw Wepener was killed in an attack on Moshoeshoe I in 1865) to the summit plateau and the remains of Moshoeshoe's village. .

Accommodation

The area of Thaba-Bosiu has affordable accommodation options for visitors who would like to explore the region. There are self-catering units, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and camping sites available. Please see our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay.

Activities and attractions

Thaba-Bosiu is only an historical site and not a town, but it still offers many outdoor activities and attractions. Historical and nature enthusiasts will love spending time in this area.

Things to do in Thaba-Bosiu include the following:

  • Basotho Cemetery and Graves
  • Hiking and Biking Trails
  • Pony-trekking
  • Qiloane (Extraordinary rock pinnacle)

Businesses

The business sector around Thaba-Bosiu is relatively quiet. The plateau itself attracts many tourists though. There are however shops, stalls, products and restaurants in the surroundings villages and towns. Please go to our business directory for a full list of businesses in the region.

Thaba-Bosiu Tourism Office Information
Telephone: +27 (0)82 552 4215
E-mail: malealea@mweb.co.za
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