INTO SPRING AND LEADING TO X-MAS AND NEW YEAR

As spring sets-in, we are treated to a variety of colours and pleasant smells as trees flower. Motebong is particularly proud of its peach trees which are usually the first clear sign that the seasons are changing from winter to spring and then summer. More importantly however, these flowering trees remind of the fruit feast

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Hiking and bird-watching on Katse Dam

  We are emerging from a winter that did not give us much snow and the thrills that go with the snow, but all is not lost! As the trees start threatening to show early shoots and the birdlife starts to make its presence felt with the early-morning wake-up calls, the highlands have other pleasures

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SNOW SEASON 2017

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. These light snow falls are unlikely to be

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DRIVING TIPS FOR LESOTHO

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

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DRIVING FROM SANI-PASS TO MOTEBONG LODGE

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

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SOME OF THE BIRDS AROUND MOTEBONG LODGE GROUNDS

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. The birds

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TROLLOPE MINING 2017 LESOTHO CYCLING TOUR

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.    

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WHEN KATSE DAM DISAPPEARED

In 1997 the Katse Dam wall over Malibamatso river was officially completed and the process of inundation started. The dam was built by the Highlands Water Venture (HWV), a consortium of seven international contractors, namely; Ibregilio from Italy as the lead company, Bouygues from France, Hochtief from Germany, Stirling and Kier from the UK, then

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Pretoria Hikers at Motebong

On the weekend of the 16th December Motebong Lodge hosted a group of keen hikers from Pretoria, out to challenge themselves at altitude. The hike started at the lodge at an altitude of 2100m above sea level, going up to around 2800m.

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BIKER RESCUED BY MAMOHAU HOSPITAL HA LEJONE

On Saturday the 29th October we received a group of biker guests who had been booked with us for a number of months prior to arrival and were well expected. Starting from Sani Pass that morning, they arrived slightly later than we expected. We soon learnt that their ride had been ‘an eventful affair’! The

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