Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

The traffic is not bad at all (though the drivers aren't the best). The weather is great. - Aug 2020

Great outdoor activities: hiking, camping, etc. Close to South Africa and all that it offers. Has seasons. - May 2016

You can save a lot of money as there isn't a whole lot to do right in Maseru, and the cost of living is cheap. You can hire housekeepers, nannies, and gardeners for very little money. You can spend a lot of money, however, by traveling to and spending money in South Africa. The exchange rate was in our favor, but the posh safari experiences (worth it!) are not cheap. We also took several trips to Cape Town and the wine country. Weather is phenomenal - sunny and gorgeous huge skies almost every day. Basotho culture is fascinating, and it is worth it to get out to the hinterlands of Lesotho. Winter can be very cold (but warm in the heat of the day), and summers are mild and very pleasant. - Aug 2015

Maseru is "Africa Lite." There are many amenities within close reach (especially across the border in SA), corruption is relatively low, democracy is relatively strong. You can save money and there are fabulous travel opportunities within driving distance. - Jun 2010

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