Located 24km outside of the city of Maseru, Thaba Bosiu is a National Monument and Lesotho’s foremost tourist destination holding great historical significance as the birthplace of the Basotho People.
It is a sandstone plateau where King Moshoeshoe I, the founder of the Basotho Nation established what turned out to be a formidable fortress that protected his People during amongst others, the Lifaqane (Mfecane) war. “Thaba Bosiu” which means “Mountain at Night” was believed to possess supernatural powers which made it grow into a tall mountain during the night leaving enemies who tried scaling it still stranded on its cliffs and vulnerable for attack the next morning.
From Maseru bridge Border and Maseru CBD
From the border, continue east bound on Kingsway;
In 3km pass the South African High Commission on your Left;
Continue past the Letšeng Diamonds building and intersection into Kingsway (Maseru CBD);
Remain on current road, as Kingsway turns into Mpilo Boulevard;
In 1km Continue on Mpilo Boulevard past Pioneer Mall on your right;
In 2km Continue past Maseru Convention Centre on your left and subsequent traffic lights;
Continue on the same road past a 3-way traffic circle.
Take the second exit which allows you to proceed onwards on the Main South One Road
In 3km, at the second lights after the traffic circle, take a left turn towards TSEPONG HOSPITAL;
Continue on this road (approx. 10 kilometers) until you come to a T junction;
Turn left onto Thaba Bosiu Road and the Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village will be 6km to your left
From the Moshoeshoe I Airport
Exit the Airport and proceed on the Main road until you come to a T junction;
Turn right onto the Main South One Road, heading towards the Maseru CBD;
After 4km, turn right towards ROMA at the Masianokeng Caltex filling station on your right;
Proceed on this road for 10km until you reach the sign for Thaba Bosiu at the Makhalanyane village. At this intersection, there will be an old filling station to your right.
Turn Left onto Thaba Bosiu Road and proceed for 10km.
The Cultural Village will be on your left.