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 supply of clean water and soap outside our bar and restaurant.During the first few days enforcing compliance with hand washing were tough for our security officers with some guests feeling insulted by the requirement. (We trust they now thank us). It helped that we had the SA Rowing Olympics team on high altitude training camp, who set a good example complying with the hand washing requirement – thanks to the influence of the team doctor Dr Danielle Lincoln, who is also always an important resource for us at the Motebong Lodge.
In addition to the hand washing station at the entrance, we embarked on a regular disinfecting drive inside the bar and restaurant – bar tops, dining tables, chairs, door handles etc. as well as at the living units. We also introduced hand sanitisers at the main gate for all those entering the premises.
We are reminded that, as we go through difficult times, there are always some with greater needs than ours. On the 21st April, the directors of Motebong Lodge decided to drop-off food parcels to the needy at three villages in the vicinity of the lodge – a heart-warming experience.
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!
Content required for here!
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