Geography and history

Butha-Buthe is a region located in Lesotho. The town of Butha-Buthe is the capital of this region and the only town found here as well. This region has a total population of around 110 000 inhabitants and an area of 1 767 km².  Butha-Buthe borders on the Free State Province of South Africa.

The town of Butha-Buthe is proud owner of the most significant local site, the Butha-Buthe Plateau. This sandstone plateau played an important part in the Basotho people’s cultural heritage. The Oxbow resort located in this region is the perfect getaway destination with its slopes covered in snow during the winter.


There are loads of tourist accommodation options available in the Butha-Buthe region. From guest houses and self-catering units to hotels and resorts, there is no shortage of places to stay in this region. Please visit our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay in the area.


The business sector of the Butha-Buthe is doing very well thanks to tourist funding generated from visits. There are many shops, stalls, souvenirs, products and restaurants in the area to choose from. Please go to our business directory for a complete list of all the businesses you can find in the area. Many fun-filled outdoor activities and attractions are available in this region, especially in the winter months with the snow. Please view our activities directory for things to do in the region.