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Capital City Maseru

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Located in Lesotho :: Lesotho :: Maseru
Category: Places :: Capital City

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Maseru is the capital of Lesotho, as well as of the Maseru District. Maseru is situated on the Caledon River, and on the Lesotho-South Africa border. The name is from the Sesotho word for 'place of the red sandstone.' The city was first established as a police camp in 1869, and became the capital when the country became a British protectorate. The country gained independence in 1966. In 1998 many buildings were damaged by the political uprising.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Lesotho
Cellphone Reception : Good Main Cellular Network : MTN. Vodacom. Vodafone. Econet Ezicel.

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes   Police Telephone : +266 22 323 869
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone : +266 22 313 260
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone : +266 223 14864
Embassy : Yes   Embassy Telephone : +266 222 25800
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +266 313 760
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : Unleaded 93&95, LRP93.   Petrol Price Index : R14.24 (2014)
Diesel : Yes   Diesel Type : 500ppm&Diesel Plus.   Diesel Price Index : R13.98 (2014)
Towing Service : Yes   Towing Service Telephone: +266 283 56446
Facilities : Shopping Mall, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Activities [ correction ]
Quad Bikes, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing
More Activities: Tennis.
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Hospital no. for Maseru Private Hospital. Embassy no. for South African High Commission in Maseru. Moshoeshoe International Airport 20km away. Holders of the following passports do not require visas for Lesotho: South Africa. Zimbabwe. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland, United Kingdom. Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland. The Netherlands. Canada, Israel and Japan.


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