Roma Trading Post
Affectionately called "Ha Baseane" by the Basotho after John Thorn, who established Roma Trading Post in 1903 and lived here until his death in 1957
Today the 4th generation of Thorns grow up in this scenic place among the rocky foothills of the Maloti Mountains. Lesotho born Ashley and Jenny Thorn are a wealth of information about Lesotho. It is well worth staying over en-route to Katse, Sani Pass, Semonkong and Malealea. The trading post has all the basic comforts needed and Jenny's hospitality and cooking is exceptional. Jenny runs the guest house and Ashley is involved with tourism in many ways, but still keeps an eye on the Roma Trading Store. Feel the vibe of the trading days as donkeys are still herded daily to the trading store, bringing gain for grinding. Cattle and pigs and chickens roam freely among the blanket clad horsemen who come to shop at the Trading Post. Little it seems, has changed since " Baseane" arrived in 1903 to establish his base shop for pioneering his trade into the blue Maloti's.
The Roma Trading Post is situated 30km from Maseru in the university town of Roma.
|GPS:||29° 26' 33.349"S|
|27° 42' 13.381"E|
- Braai Areas
- Comfy beds and linen provided
- Communal self-catering kitchens
- Swimming pool
- Secure camping facilities
- Fuel in town - Diesel, unleaded and leaded fuel.
- Dinosaur Footprints
- Sandstone Rock Formations
- Explore Lesotho's National University
- Creature comforts after or before touring into the mountains
- local knowledge from the owners.
Booking and contact Info
All prices are the same whether you book directly through them or us, so send us an enquiry email and we will secure your booking for you at Roma.
Roma Trading Post provides exceptional home-cooked meals prepared by Jenny - (Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast) on request.
Rooms & Prices
||R385 per person per night
|Whitehouse||R350 per person per night
|Dormitory/Backpackers (linen provided)
||R150 per person per night
||R100 per person per night