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Hlotse Destination Guide

Touring Hlotse in Lesotho

Hlotse in the region of Leribe with its 47,675 citizens is located in Lesotho - some 46 mi or ( 74 km ) North-East of Maseru , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Hlotse

Time in Hlotse is now 02:08 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Maseru " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Tau, Seetsas, Ramapepe, Qacha's Nek, and Mohale's Hoek. Being here already, consider visiting Tau . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recommendations for Hlotse ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Kalahari Sunrise O&K locomotives

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Pair of O&K locomotives during the Kalahari Sunrise event at Sandstone Estates ..

Kalahari Sunrise NGG 13 No. 49

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NG/G 13 No 49 running during the Kalahari Sunrise event at Sandstone Estates ..

Kalahari Sunrise - NG 15 No. 17

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Sandstone Estates Kalahari NG 15 No. 17 does a run past during the Kalahari Sunrise event in April 2012 on their farm in the eastern Free State ..

Kalahari Sunrise - Maclaren Traction engine

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Maclaren traction engine in action during Kalahari Sunrise event as Sandstone Estates farm in the Eastern Free State ..

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Interesting facts about this location


Hlotse (also Leribe) is an important market town in Lesotho. It is situated on the Hlotse River, near the South African border. The town was founded in 1876 by a British missionary, Reverend John Widdicombe. It was a colonial center until Lesotho gained its independence. The population in 2006 was 24,710. The alternate name, Leribe, comes from the adjacent French Protestant Leribe Mission, founded in 1859 by François Coillard.

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Located at -28.87 28.04 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Leribe District, Lesotho–South Africa border crossings, Populated places in Lesotho

Sandstone Estates

Sandstone Estates are an extensive farming complex located in Free State, South Africa, close to Bloemfontein. Owned by entrepreneur Wilf Mole, they are also a global-scale hub of transport preservation.

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Located at -28.84 28.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: 2ft gauge railways, Farms in South Africa, Museums in the Free State (South African province), Narrow gauge railways in South Africa, Railway museums in South Africa, Transport in the Free State (South African province)

Ha Lejone

Ha Lejone is a town in northern Lesotho. It stands on the banks of the Malibamat'so River, 15 kilometres east of the Mafika-Lisiu Pass, which links Ha Lejone with the town of Pitseng.

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Located at -28.87 28.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Populated places in Lesotho

Leribe District

Leribè is a district of Lesotho. It has an area of 2,828 km² and a population in 2006 of approximately 298,352. Hlotse is the capital or camptown of the district. The district has one additional town, namely Maputsoe and Matukeng.

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Located at -29.00 28.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: Districts of Lesotho, Leribe District

Setsoto Local Municipality

Setsoto Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word meaning "beauty". Setsoto is headed by Ficksburg, followed by Senekal, Clocolan and Marquard. It is the getaway municipality to the Kingdom of Lesotho through Ficksburg. Setsoto is rich in agriculture as well as producing cherries. The first mayor was Ms M. Molete and the current is Mr M. S Maduna.

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Located at -28.87 27.88 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Local Municipalities of Thabo Mofutsanyane


Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Hlotse