Our snow season is normally from June to August. This year we had unusually early snow falls in April and some light snow in June. Forecasts show some additional light snow falls in the first and last weeks of July and possibly the first week of August
WINTER DRIVING: Be mindful of slippery conditions (black ice) when driving early morning or evenings, especially in shaded areas in the highlands. Snow can hamper driving and absolute care should be taken when driving in snow – avoid experimenting with 4×2 rear wheel drive vehicles in snow. Plan to reach your destination well before sun-set
The drive from Sani-Top to Motebong Lodge, like others most in Lesotho, is best measured in driving time as opposed distance – approximately 4hrs. During winter months the latest time to leave Sani Top should be 13.00Hrs. Secondly, the advice for off-road driving with manual transmission cars; proper gears selection and timely changing of gears
When you wake to the sound of birds chatting and chirping, we often forget that some of these beautiful birds can be seen in the grounds of the lodge. With winter setting, some of these birds (for example the swallows) will be starting and tens of Kilometres long trip to the northern hemisphere.
Late in February, Motebong once more hosted Trollope mining Lesotho Cycling Tour. This a cycle tour raises funds for a number of charitable causes. From all accounts the tour has been successful and is going from strength to strength. Below we share a few pictures from the tour.
If you are not familiar with the driving etiquette in Lesotho, please read Tips for driving in Lesotho
Motebong Lodge offers an array of activities for all of our valued guests. Located on the banks of the Katse dam, our unique location offers our guests days filled with adventure or relaxation!
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Accommodation at the mountain lodge is made up of fully-furnished and fully-equipped self catering cottages of varying sizes and accommodating a varying number of people. These cottages are heated with coal or electric and gas stoves, which is critical during the winter months. They are cleaned daily by our housekeeping staff with the exception of a couple of days when the staff is also given time off
The Lesotho Highlands and Motebong mountain lodge offer a host of activities both within the camp and in the surrounding highlands. Although a place for rest and relaxation, those looking for some excitement, fun and games have also come to the right place. Notwithstanding this, one gets tempted to sit back, relax and do absolutely nothing
Motebong has committed itself to recruiting from Ha Lejone and will continue to do so where the skills and experience is there. With the exception of the Chef, all our staff are from Ha Lejone and surrounds, and have been given the necessary training for the roles they occupy at Motebong. This is a practice that Motebong will continue to pursue for as long as is possible into the future.
Over and above its products and services for its visitors, Motebong Tourism believes in Responsible Tourism. To this end it has undertaken various initiatives in and around Ha Lejone where it is based, and from where it sources its staff. All of this mentoring and efforts to support the community enterprises and individual business initiatives are done entirely at motebong lodge’s costs