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Thaba-Bosiu National Monument

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Address: Mafeteng Road, Maseru 100, Lesotho
Phone Number: +266 2235 7207

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Learn about the history

The cultural village combined with the mountain area provides a very nice owerview about the history and culture of Basotho people. I expected a little bit more of these, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Albert S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The guided tour was awesome! The guide was very informative. The guide has knowledge of the area and the history behind it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cultural village combined with the mountain area provides a very nice owerview about the history and culture of Basotho people. I expected a little bit more of these, but definitely a place worth to visit and ask for a tour guide if you climb the mountain

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Be sure to obtain a local tour guide from the tourist office at the roadside shop above the convention center, hotel, and demonstration village. For 40 Rand (Malotti), a tour guide will give you the full story and tour of the founding MoeShoeShoe Kings I and II who are buried in a grave yard at the top of the mountain.... More 

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Thank Ashram M
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to visit, the tour guides was well informed about the place and history, all question were answered and very interactive. Cultural village has a good set up and nice place to relax.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Be aure to hire a guide from tje tour office for 40 Maloti and have an enriching tour of an hitorical village site where the founding kings are buried. Is a safe, but strenuous climb , allow 2 hrs to see all parts of the actual village the first king founded and see the original Basotho nountain that gave the... More 

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Thank Ashram M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The site is not signposted clearly, in fact it's understated, which is surprising for a site of such national significance. The hotel and conference centre are beautifully landscaped, and the cultural village is a must if you are interested in learning more about the Besotho people. It's a shame that tourism in Lesotho isn't being promoted much, given that the... More 

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Treviso, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you would like to understand and know the history of Basotho you should visit this area of Lesotho. To be honest, I did not really enjoy my day there but it is just my personal experience.

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Maseru, Lesotho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Not sure what the rondavels are for but the view up on the plateau is very nice and give sense of peace. The last part of the hiking is steep but the rest of the path is totally ok

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

you learn about the history and living conditions of the bathotho people and can climb the mountain to see where the village was situated. there is a new path being built which is family friendly but at the present you need to be fit to reach the top

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Maseru, Lesotho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Visiting this place one either sleep at Mmelesi lodge or one of the hotels in Maseru. The place is about 20 minutes drive from Maseru. The site Guides have full information about the history of the mountain. Oh be ready to climb the mountain through the Rafutho pass and then have a view of Qiloane mountain from the top, visit... More 

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