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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Enjoy your x-mas or new year break-away at Motebong lodge Ha Lejone.

Motebong lodge is a good option for a getaway this coming festive season. While there your family can enjoy the following: Boating (you can bring your own boat as well), horse riding, squash, fishing, hiking, bird-watching and excellent mountain biking routes. There are also the following offers: X-mas lunch – A buffet will be laid

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A BRIEF STORY OF RIO OLYMPICS 2016 IN PICTURES

When this message came from the Rio Olympics 2016 newsletter – “Rio2016 – Official mobile app will be offline from Oct 14”, this was confirmation that the sports spectacle of 2016 has been and gone – thanks to the friendly city of Rio for hosting a successful event! It was also a reminder that this

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50TH INDEPENDECE CELEBRATION HA LEJONE

The village of Ha Lejone and the wider Malibamatso valley hosted a 50th independence celebration at the local football ground. Ha Lejone is the village next to the lodge, with which we have a social responsibility relation. The celebration was coordinated by the local police services officers and made possible by the generosity of local

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