Welcome to Roma
Nestled amid sandstone cliffs about 35km southeast of Maseru, Roma was established as a mission town in the 1860s. Today it’s Lesotho’s centre of learning, with the country’s only university as well as several seminaries and secondary schools. The beautiful National University of Lesotho campus is worth a wander and boots hanging from phone lines confirm Roma's student credentials. The southern entry/exit to town takes you through a striking gorge landscape and is best travelled during the morning or late afternoon when the lower sun lights the cliffs to full advantage.