The 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.
In 1862 King Moshoeshoe allowed Father Gerard and his missionaries to settle in a vast amphitheatre in an area known today as the Roma Valley. Here Father Gerard established his first Catholic Mission in Lesotho.
The Trading Post offers bed and breakfast, other meals by prior arrangement. Backpackers are welcome, and campsites are in the lovely gardens of the trading post in rural Lesotho.
It is the Perfect base from which to explore the mountain kingdom.