The most important tip I can give you on Lesotho  local food, and the only one that will make you elevate from being a tourist to becoming a real traveler immersed in the local culture, is “Stay away from McDonalds“. When visiting Lesotho, there is awesome local food to try. Head to the local eateries too, and go where the locals go. For me, the food, wine and and even the water is part of the travel experience.

What to Eat in

Lesotho foods photo

Photo by K. Kendall

There are many Western style restaurants in Maseru. For a more traditional meal, why not befriend some locals and see what they cook you?! The local speciality is deep fried harajja’ with Golumbi paste – spicy but not ridiculous.


To praise the food offered by one’s hosts is a very high compliment in Lesotho, particularly if such praise is accompanied by lipsmacking.

What to Drink in Lesotho

Maluti beer is superb. Sani Top Chalet. Features the highest pub in Africa. Maluti beer: LSL25.

Other local foods, or drinks that you recommend? Please add and comment.