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Thaba-Bosiu National Monument

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

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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

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Albert S
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Lisse, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Royal Monument in our spare time. It is a guided walk with historical fact told by The guide. Al and al iT took About 2,5 hours.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was very knowledgable, which made a big difference to the experience. I don't think the trip out there would be good without a guide. We learned a lot about Basotho history.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This really needs to be advertised and sign posted properly. We drove up and down the road a few times before we found the entrance/parking. It cost a few maloti for the permits and we were advised that a guide wasnt necessary which was correct as the path was very well marked, and there were information boards at all the... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

A calming place, the beauty that is the Earth shines through as you look down on to the valley......

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Thank 87Nicke
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 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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Thank Kuena Kay L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 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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Thank Albert S
Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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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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Cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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