Maseru is the capital of Lesotho and is located in the lowlands of the country – they are still pretty high at an altitude of over 1000 meters. The name means the place of red sandstone.
The main road through the centre of town is the Kingsway. It was paved for the occasion of a Royal visit by the British King just after the second world war.
Maseru comnies a more modern approach to life with the old traditional ways. It is possible to see Basotho blanket-clad horsemen riding through a traffic queue or traditional craftsmen at work on the pavement outside a computerised office block.
And although there are not many real sights Maserua is an easy-going place and you don’t have to go far to find some good hikes in the nearby hills.