Major Bell’s Tower


Leribe's main sight is this crumbling gun tower near the market. It was built for the Gun War in the late 1800s, but spent most of its career as a storehouse for government records. The tower is not open to visitors.

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Nearby Lesotho attractions

1. Tsikoane Village Dinosaur Footprints

3.33 MILES

This set of footprints is a few kilometres south of Leribe at Tsikoane village. Immediately after the Tsikoane Primary School, take the small dirt road to…

2. Subeng River Dinosaur Footprints

3.85 MILES

Dinosaur footprints abound near Leribe. About 7km north of town (en route to Butha-Buthe) are the Subeng River footprints. At the signpost, just before…

3. Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

16.69 MILES

This breathtaking, family-owned reserve protects a 3000-hectare stretch of grasslands, stone rock formations and valleys of the Wittenberg mountains…

4. Ts'ehlanyane National Park

22.05 MILES

The country's top park features a beautiful, 56-sq-km patch of rugged wilderness, including one of Lesotho’s only stands of indigenous forest, at a high…

5. Bokong Nature Reserve

26.92 MILES

Bokong has perhaps the more dramatic setting of the two northern parks, with stunning vistas over the Lepaqoa Valley from the visitors centre, various…

7. Ha Kome Cave Houses

28.05 MILES

The Ha Kome cave houses are an anomaly in this area, 21km from Teyateyaneng (TY) and several kilometres from the village of Mateka. These extraordinary…