Lesotho Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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Lesotho Local Customs

  • Draped blanket against cold

    The Basotho blanket which you see everywhere on every one remains an important part of the social, public and private life as well as a symbol of status As you pass through the country everybody wears one and must say for good reason, the weather was on the cool side when we travelled throughThe people live a laid back pace but work incredibly hard...

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  • The hardy Basotho pony - a 4x4 among...

    Having often described myself as a '4x4 among women', I feel a great affinity for the Basotho pony!The Basotho pony is an extraordinarily resiliant breed that is renowned for its endurance and sure footedness - both qualities that make it ideal for negotiating Lesotho's challenging terrain. They are small, stocky animals with small hooves and stoic...

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  • A blanket as the national dress? Only in...

    No, this is not a joke - the blanket really IS Lesotho's national dress ... and once you've spent any time in the mountains, you'll realise why!Young Basotho men are sent out into the mountains to serve as livestock herds, often spending months at a time away from their home village. Given this itinerant existence, they have to limit their...

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  • Maluti Lager

    Since 1995 the Mountain Kingdom is brewing its own beer which is Maluti Lager. The Maluti Mountain Brewery brews the beer in the Kingdom and the beer has gained a number of awards. If you like to try something local try a Maluti!

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  • Maluti

    The local beer here is Maluti. I wouldn’t say that it was something excellent but surely good enough for this remote place especially after a day up in the mountains, the Maluti just feel great.

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  • White Flags

    You will notice that many of the homes have flags flying on a pole. The various colors represent what that home is offering for sale. Though, I cannot remember all of them, know that white colored flags normally have a large gathering. Unfortunately, it is due to a homebrewed concoction, that resembles curdled sour milk, some herbs thrown in for...

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  • Basotho blanket and hat

    Most of the time you see the Basotho people with their blanket. This blanket is very useful for the cold evenings and nights.Another striking feature of the Basotho dress is the Basotho hat or mokorotlo. This hat has a conical form and a special adornment at top. It looks like the Qiloane pinnacle, the national symbol you can find near Thaba-Bosiu,...

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  • BASOTHO PEOPLE

    You can find true Basotho people dressed in the typical style in the small village in the central highlands. They always wear a blanket because temperatures drop in the night. They usually wear a grass-made hat (basotho hat) and a stick to help themselves walking in the mountains. They really dress this way in the real villages.They are VERY VERY...

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  • Alternative to Shopping Malls

    The Basotho people have a unique system of knowing where to shop, look for these flags at thier huts to know what you can buy there:Red -- meatWhite -- beer (local brew)Green -- Vegetables

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  • visit the anual Morija Arts &...

    visit the anual Morija Arts & Cultural Festival.Every first Thursday to Sunday in Octoberwww.morijafest.com

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  • The Colouful Blanket in the...

    The Colouful Blanket in the middle of summer;do not be shocked,it's not only aninsulator against heat,also indication of adequate night protection;the newness also indicative of ability to purchase.

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  • Women wear dresses or skirts. ...

    Women wear dresses or skirts. Pack light, summer in the US is winter in Lesotho with temperature getting to 35 degrees.The best restaurants were the European restaurants. Tip is the normal 15 % Food great

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Lesotho Hotels

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  • Lancer's Inn

    Lancers Inn is said to be the International Development Specialist's hotel of choice in Maseru. This...

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  • Maliba Mountain Lodge

    Tsehlanyane National Park 400, Lesotho

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Lesotho Sun Hotel

    Hands down the best hotel in Maseru. The others don't even come close. Renovations will be completed...

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  • Orion Katse Lodge

    Katse Village, Bokong, Maseru, Lesotho

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

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