Situated just on the North of Maseru, it has an area of 2, 222km2 and a population of approximately 300, 000. Teyateyaneng, the capital town of Berea District, abbreviated as "TY", is about 40kms north of Maseru, along the main north one, a road that runs parallel to the South African border leading to the north.
The town is situated on a high plateau at about 1, 600m altitude, forcing every road that leads to it to climb. The town was founded in 1886 as the capital of Berea by chief Masupha.
The venue of the Moshoeshoe I versus Cathcart battle of 1852. The impressive and somewhat mysterious village of Kome is situated under a rock overhang and was build around 1842. This unusual village is well worth the visit and is situated at Pulane, a place about 94km from Maseru via TY. Visit Kome Caves website here.
Hatooa-Mose-Mosali, Jelang Basali, Setsoto Design and Ellelloang Basali Handicrafts are all found in TY.
The famous cannibals' hideout of Malimong is located near Ha Matjotjo. It is definitely worth a visit. Bokhopo Mountain can be viewed as well, it is a place where a band of cannibals, under Rakotsoane, waylaid people in the 19th century
Where to stay
If you want to relax away from the hustle and bustle of towns, but with the option to visit any of them within a mere 30 minutes drive, Palace Hotel is the place to be. It is a charming hotel situated in the middle of Maseru and TY with no villages surrounding it. Here you have the time to relax and clear your head.....
Blue Mountain Inn hotel is found in the heart of TY. It offers lot of facilities including conference centres. Kapitseng Guest house is located just on the outskirts of TY, along the main road to Maseru