Lion Rock Mountain – Maseru, Lesotho - Atlas Obscura

Lion Rock Mountain

Maseru, Lesotho

Just outside Lesotho's capital city, a rock formation takes the shape of a powerful predator. 

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Less than a 30-minute drive from the heart of Maseru stands one of the most unique rock formations in the world. Lion Rock Mountain might only rise a few hundred meters above the horizon, but it still somehow manages to create an amazing landscape, something straight out of The Lion King. If you’re headed away from the capital en route to Lesotho’s more remote attractions, a quick stop here is sure to fill you with wonder and inspiration.

Know Before You Go

Without any tourism infrastructure, there’s nothing more to do at Lion Rock Mountain than just stop and admire the formation.  The best views are from the parking lot of nearby Leqele High School, where the staff and students have grown accustomed to seeing groups of tourists and wanderers pull in and linger for a few minutes.

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