Once a hot point of conflict during the Gun Wars of the late 19th century, and then subsequently a working mill town, little Mafeteng makes its home south of the Basotho capital and close to the border with South Africa to the west.A place at once industrial and historic, it’s known for its flair for local famo music and has a clutch of good hotels, local eateries, and bars besides.
Mafeteng is also a convenient stopover if you’re making a beeline for the border at Wepener, or going deeper into the mountains, to spots like Malealea, or to the cultural attractions of Morija just to the north.
The capital town of Mafeteng is full of rich history. The name of this town means “Lefeta’s Place” which refers to a popular magistrate who worked in this area. This town is a very busy trading center for the region. The popular Malealea destination is used as the base for pony-trekking, a means of traveling through the beautiful lands of Lesotho on horseback.
Location of Mafeteng historical town Lesotho
Mafeteng has located 76 km from Maseru, Lesotho’s capital city. The Gun War of 1880 was fought near this town and the cemetery contains a monument in the form of an obelisk to commemorate the soldiers who fought in this war. Mafeteng has a large population total of about 60 000 residents.
How to get to Mafeteng historical town
Mafeteng is a city in Lesotho and the Camptown (capital city) of the district of Mafeteng. It is located about 76 kilometers south of the country’s capital, Maseru and … Mafeteng has several industrial developments including a Gap/Old Navy clothing factory.
Where to stay in Mafeteng historical town
Being the capital town of the region, Mafeteng offers loads of visitor accommodation for those who wish to stay the night. Facilities in the area include bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, hotels, and camping sites. Some of the places to look out for include Golden hotel, Lord Fraser guest house, and Monateng hotel