Information about Lesotho: Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: 'Muso oa Lesotho), is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size and has a population of around 2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Previously known as Basutoland, Lesotho declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. It is a member of the United Nations, the Common wealth of Nations and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Read More...

Museums and Heritage

 

Masitise Cave House– Located at Masitise in Quthing district, is the Cave House built in 1866-7 by Rev. David Ellenberger a missionary of the Parish Evangelical Missionary Society. This odd little home was built right into an African rock face. … Built directly into the rock, the Masitise Cave House Museum is the former private home of Revered David-Frederic Ellenberger, a Swiss missionary.

Morija Museum– Established in 1956, Morija Museum & Archives collects valuable archival material and museum collections. The museum also works on a range of arts & culture projects, plus, heritage and community-based tourism initiatives. At the heart of Morija Museum & Archives (MMA) are its valuable archival and museum collections, which have been growing incrementally since the 19th century.

The Lesotho National Museum holds the best of sculptures and other range of historical features as well as ethnic relics which portray a rich history of Lesotho. If you are enthusiastic about digging deep into Lesotho’s history then this museum is the perfect place to get you off the hook.

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