Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, Maseru

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Travel along the sandstone plateau that forms the World Heritage Site of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, a former stronghold for Basotho chief Moshoeshoe I. Guides stationed at various intervals along the hike will offer you information and fascinating stories about the history of the monument. Talk with them to learn about the area's connections to the royal family and how the region was used as a stronghold during famous conflicts. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, as the hike can get uncomfortably steep. Work out when and for how long to visit Thaba-Bosiu National Monument and other Maseru attractions using our handy Maseru journey planner .
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  • This is a very historically significant place and you really only get to know that once you've climbed up and reached the flat top of the mountain. There are ruins that date back years and years, as w...  more »
  • There isn't THAT much to see, but I would still consider this a MUST for visitors with a historical interest. The walk up to the mountain isn't that bad if you follow the tourist trail, but the climb ...  more »
  • A great experience to give you a summarised history lesson on Lesotho. Also includes why this monument is sacred to the Basotho nation. There is also a bar and restaurant to enjoy after the tour. Very...  more »
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