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Thaba Bosigo

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Outdoors, Mountain
Ranked #10 in Maseru things to do
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Thaba Bosigo, Maseru, Lesotho
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25 km East of Maseru, this sandstone high plane is a natural fortress, on which is based the successful resistance of Basotho people of every attempt to be conquered. For long time it was the country capital, and it is considered sacred for many locals, that still believe in their magical properties.

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The name Thaba Bosiu means "Mountain at Night". It got its name from a legend spread by Moshoeshoe's enemies that during the night the mountain would grow larger than usual.
Thanks to its formidable reputation, the Basotho nation was built, and the mountain itself was never conquered by invaders.

You can pay to arrange a mountain tour which will take you up to the fortress. Nearby there are also San rock paintings and the famous Ntlo Kholo Cave and Cultural Village.

The tours aren't expensive and are well worth it if you want to learn about the history of Lesotho.

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