Top things to do in Northwestern Lesotho

Arts & Crafts in Teyateyaneng

Setsoto Design

Next to a primary school near the Blue Mountain Inn, you can see the painstaking tapestry-making process at Setsoto Design. The project employs more than 60 local women who spin, dye and weave a beautiful selection …
International in Ts’ehlanyane National Park

Maliba Lodge

Maliba Lodge's excellent restaurant serves dishes such as braised oxtail, oven-baked trout and Madagascan peppered beef fillet. Advance booking is advised if you're not staying over at the lodge.
National Park in Northwestern Lesotho

Ts'ehlanyane National Park

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 altitude of 2000m to 3000m. This underrated and underused plac…
Cave in Northwestern Lesotho

Ha Kome Cave Houses

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 inhabited mud dwellings are nestled under a rock overhang, hidd…
Historic Site in Leribe

Subeng River Dinosaur Footprints

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 the road crosses the river, walk down about 500m to a concrete …
Historic Site in Leribe

Tsikoane Village Dinosaur Footprints

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 the right towards some rocky outcrops. Follow it up to the c…
Arts & Crafts in Teyateyaneng

Lesotho Mountain Crafts

You can buy the work of 12 local cooperatives at this showroom and workshop, by the main road about 2km before Teyateyaneng (coming from Maseru). Items include jewellery, shawls, slippers, tapestries, bags and sesho…
Crafts in Leribe

Leribe Craft Centre

Sells a range of high-quality mohair goods from ponchos to stoles, plus craftwork and books on Lesotho, at good prices. Find it on the main road, downhill from the Mountain View Hotel and opposite the hospital.
African in Teyateyaneng

Blue Mountain Inn

Hotel restaurant serving salads, steaks, burgers, good pizzas and more elaborate dishes, such as chicken with peppers in white-wine sauce.
Arts & Crafts in Teyateyaneng

Elelloang Basali Weavers

Elelloang Basali (Be Aware Women) makes hand-spun mohair rugs with geometric patterns, as well as tapestries and other items. Find it in a building made of recycled cans by the main road on the northern (Maputsoe) s…