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Maseru— 5 nights
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts and Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Maletsunyane Falls and Maluti Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Maseru: Teyateyaneng (Ha Kome Cave Houses & Setsoto Design Gallery), Gates of Paradise Pass (in Malealea), Mafika Lisiu Pass (in Pitseng) and Morija Museum & Archives (in Morija). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.
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London, UK to Maseru is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Maseru reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Maseru
Teyateyaneng, Morija Museum & Archives, Maletsunyane Falls, Gates of Paradise Pass, Mafika Lisiu Pass
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