Lesotho Shopping

  • Shopping
    by CatherineReichardt
  • Shopping
    by CatherineReichardt
  • Shopping
    by CatherineReichardt

Lesotho Shopping

  • I survived Sani Pass!

    I usually consider bumper stickers to be irredeemably naff and avoid them like the plague ... or I did until I stumbled across this in the gift shop at the Sani Top Chalets!Until you've seen the Sani Pass for yourself, you can't appreciate what a terrifying thing it is to look down on the four sets of switchbacks that cling to the buttress and...

  • Mohair tapestry: a Basotho speciality

    Craft workshops and some tourist shops Given the wonderful mohair that Lesotho produces, it was inevitable that a weaving industry would be established to take advantage of this marvellous resource. Mohair is well suited to the weaving of tapestries, and the smooth texture of the mohair fibres gives the finished product a gentle and very appealing...

  • Maluti premium lager: a rather excellent...

    Unsurprisingly (given its encircled geography), the Lesotho beer market is dominated by brands from neighbouring South Africa, but happily there is one excellent local product that provides an attractive alternative to the ubiquitous beers of the SAB Miller stable.Maluti premium lager is produced by the independent Maluti Mountain Brewery in...

  • Stock up with provisions in downtown...

    It has to be said that downtown Maseru is perhaps not the most scenic of places, but it's safe and relatively clean and well organised, which make it ideal for the traveller passing though to stock up and reprovision.The main street (Kingsway) is lined with branches of South African chain stores, which range from Woolworths (the local equivalent of...

  • Leribe Craft Centre

    At the entrance of the village you will find the Leribe Craft Centre where you are shown the whole proccess of tapestry creation. Very very very interesting!!

  • Basotho Blankets

    While these woolen blankets are not noteworthy creations when comparing them against mass-produced versions you can get at your local store, they are something that you should buy. A wonderful souvenir, yes, but the main reason is to support the local people and economy, as Lesotho is one of the poorest countries in Africa, which is saying...

  • Sotho Sounds of Malealea

    If you go past Malealea Lodge, you'll probably see the local band and their home made instruments play a little concert during the evening. Be sure to purchase a CD from the band... they start at shop prices but are negotiable, and after all, it goes for a good cause. If you're into world music this is a unique sound you'll want to add to your...

  • Pottery

    The local pottery is not particularly exotic (ie.g pots are more likely to be painted and varnished rather than glazed) but it is cheap and unique in as much that it is made in Lesotho!

  • About the Basotho Hat

    No one in Lesotho actually wears a "Basotho Hat." Yes, it is in the shape of a small hill, near Thaba Bosiu, and yes, everybody knows about it, but it is as traditional as the blankets that are made in South Africa or England (but everybody DOES wear those).It's a good souvenir, but really is just for tourists.


    In front of the Tourist Information centre there is a handicraft and curio centre called Basotho Hat, because the building has that shape. It is worth a visit although handicrafts are cheaper in the Tourist information centre.

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  • Lancer's Inn

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

  • 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...

  • Orion Katse Lodge

    Katse Village, Bokong, Maseru, Lesotho

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

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