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Kings Palace

Matseng, Lesotho

Matsieng Village ,is the Kings Palace and Royal Archives are kept.

Please no photos of the Kings Palce,are Allowed!

This village is made up of a mixture of Basotho rondavels and colonial sandstone buildings. The present king, Letsie III, lives in his traditional home in this area. Although the Palace is a wonder to behold with its fine architecture and beautiful surroundings, it is unfortunately not open for public viewing.

On the 2nd of June 2007 Prince Lerotholi was baptised as David at the Roman Catholic St Louis Church in Matsieng. This ceremony was overseen by Archbishop Bernard Mohlalisi who is the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Lesotho.

Accommodation in Matsieng Village although it is relatively a small village, Matsieng has affordable accommodation for tourists who would like to stay over. Facilities in the area include the following – self-catering units, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. Please go to our accommodation directory for a complete list of all the places to stay in the area.

Activities and attractions in Matsieng does not offer many the beautiful natural surroundings is enough to inspire tourists to do something outdoor.

Things to do in Matsieng include:

“Don’t Cough” Pass

Hiking Trails

Matsieng Mountain Pass

Thai – Lesotho Royal Agricultural Cooperation Project

Like any other village also has a relatively small business community. There are however many locally made products and home-made foods to try in this village. Please visit our restaurants and business directory for a complete list of all the businesses you can find in the area.

Basotho people pride themselves with this place because it is where their king was raised and is currently living with his family of 5- 2 beautiful Princesses named Princess Senate and Princess Maseiso and a Handsome Prince named Lerotholi with their parents namely King Letsie III and Queen 'Masenate.

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