Maseru is Lesotho’s capital and biggest city. It also serves as the administrative center for the Maseru District. Maseru, on the Caledon River, is on the border between Lesotho and South Africa. Maseru, Lesotho’s capital, has a population of around 227,880 people.
After the nation became a British protectorate in 1869, the city was constructed as a police camp and designated as the capital. Maseru was preserved as the country’s capital after it gained independence in 1966. The city’s name is derived from a Sesotho term that means “red sandstones.”
Maseru is Lesotho’s capital and biggest city, located on the country’s northwestern border with South Africa. Although there isn’t much to see in Maseru, it’s worth stopping here on your way into Lesotho to fill up on supplies before continuing on (where there are very, very few Western-style shops).