SURVIVING COVID-19

At the start of February, we were getting increasingly concerned with reports of a dangerous virus that had closed-down a city in China. For a while it seemed to be far away problem but that comfort soon fell-away. By the second half of the month we had adopted our first Covid-19 prevention measures, with a

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AND THE SUMMER RAINS FINALLY ARRIVE

(be ready to experience snow this winter!) After a year of severe drought, the rains finally arrived late in December into January and beyond. The landscape has now changed beyond imagination and simply refreshing!

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IT IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN!

Come and say Hi to our new arrival –‘Tsiki’ (short for Tsikitlana the Sesotho name for the flower Terracotta Gazania. Enjoy the worry-free stay with our friendly security staff looking after you. Experience the warmth of the housekeeping staff and their well-kept accommodation units. The scenery on the way to the lodge will not disappoint!

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Motebong Lodge on Katse dam village tour!

For your enjoyment and relaxation, Motebong we have introduced a Sesotho village tour experience. Venue: Ha Nkisi Village. Duration: 3hrs An opportunity to enjoy & learn about Sesotho village life. Meet the local people accompanied in the company of our informative tour guide. Activities: Traditional dancing –various types. Horse riding by guests. Craft market –

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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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