Thaba Putsoa Mountains

Travel to Thaba Putsoa Mountains – The Blue Mountain

Thaba Putsoa (Blue Mountain) is in the Maseru District along the mountain road to Mohale Dam. It is about 40 km from Roma and its altitude ranges from 2,500 m to 2,902 m. Thaba Putsoa is climatically one of the coolest places in Lesotho. In summer, water comes from the wetlands and goes down towards the streams until it gets to Makhaleng and Jorodane rivers. The predominant vegetation in Thaba Putsoa is grass and mixed shrubs in the sheltered valleys.

It was here in the Maluti Mountains that the Basotho fled from the Zulu King Shaka in the 19th century. The Maluti Mountains became their fortress and protection.

See spectacular mountain views as well as various vegetation such as grasses and mixed shrubs. You can also spot a variety of birds and see the local Basotho people. For the ultimate experience spend a night in a Basotho village where you’ll here traditional cultural songs and learn about their culture and traditions.

Activities are in abundance in the mountains for those seeking exhilirating adventures. These include; pony trekking on native Basotho ponies, mountain climbing, mountaing biking, 4×4 trails, hang-gliding and para-gliding.

Get around the mountains on foot, skis, horseback or by four wheel drive vehicle.

  • Admire breathtaking mountain views.
  • Enjoy a stay at a traditional Basotho village.
  • Hike and horse ride amidst spectacular scenery.


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