THE FESTIVE SEASON IS UPON US

Not so long ago we were in the snow and then rather quickly through the spring – even though the spring seemed to retain some qualities of winter with a snow fall early in October. And now summer is upon us! Once more the early August snowfall did not disappoint! Though there were some unfortunate

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ALOE POLYPHYLLA- (KHARETSA/SPIRAL ALOE) PROPAGATION and SALES Ha Lejone

In Mashili street Ha Lejone we find Mme Machakale Mashili, a self-taught propagation practitioner, with the kharetsa aloe as her plant of choice. This is an evergreen succulent that grows in unique spiral patterns and is endemic to Lesotho highlands. This very popular plant is now endangered and consequently protected by law. Recognising her love

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THE FIRST QUARTER FLEW PAST AT MOTEBONG LODGE

It is not so long ago when we were saying bye to spring hello to summer and already we are almost saying hello to Winter. As the saying goes; ‘time flies when you are having a good time!’ As we celebrated the end of the year, we also hosted one of the biggest hiking groups

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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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