Lesotho’s culture stems from the Basotho. Its main language is Sesotho and is spoken by the vast majority of the population. The Basotho hat symbolises the mountain kingdom whilst the Basotho blanket signifies rich cultural heritage which is depicted by the different colours and patterns. Both these items are worn proudly and daily by the Basotho people.
One cannot drive through Lesotho without seeing a Basotho pony, known for negotiating the steep mountains and for transporting food and water to and from.
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The best way to experience the Basotho way is to visit one of our local vilages or schools and see the simple everyday life and culture of the Basotho people first hand.
The villages and their round thatched and stone roundavels make fantastic photo opportunities, but the real highlight of the visit is the warm and friendly people you will meet, often dressed in traditional Basotho Blankets. This is real life, and not a staged cultural village.
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Lesotho is a high-altitude, landlocked mountain kingdom surrounded by South Africa, with the majority of land over 1800 above sea level.
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