The gateway to the northern passes, the northern “city” of Butha-Buthe touts easy access to the prehistoric wonders of the Moteng Valley, some of the country’s most dramatic mountain roads, and the aforementioned Afriski ski resort to boot.However, the town itself is also worth a little attention, thanks largely to the natural rock fortresses on its edges.
These once helped the Basotho kings fend of Zulu invaders, and still offer some breath-taking views over the roofs of the city and surrounding district.
Butha-Buthe is the capital city or Camptown of the Butha-Buthe district in Lesotho. It has a population of 35,108 (2016 census
Butha-Buthe was founded in 1884 in order to provide the local ruler with a place where he could pay taxes, rather than forcing him to the more distant town of Hlotse.
The town has a high school called Bokoro High School. A Canadian organization called Help Lesotho has been assisting the school with their literary skills, and it is now becoming one of the highest-ranked schools for literacy skills out of the schools, assisted by Help Lesotho. Bokoro is twinned with Ridgemont high school in Ottawa
Things to do in Butha Buthe city Lesotho
Caves (Used by San people)
Dinosaur Prints (Near Qalo and Sekubu)
Hiking and Biking
Liphofung Heritage Site
How to get to Butha Buthe city Lesotho
The driving distance between Butha-Buthe to Maseru is 123 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Butha-Buthe to Maseru.
Where to stay in Butha Buthe city Lesotho
Butha-Buthe offers tourists a range of affordable accommodationas it is the capital of the region. There are bed and breakfasts, guest houses, guest farms, and self-catering units available in the area.
Places to here may not be on the stand but travelers can look out for places like Afriski mountain resort and Qhanolla Guesthouse which can be a drive away from Butha Buthe city.