The physical environment of Ha Lejone and the Lesotho Highlands necessitates the use of the famous Basotho ponies, which every household has at least one of. Motebong provides pony trekking in Lesotho as an exciting activity on these sure-footed yet gentle ponies. These are owned by the local community members and the charges for the ponies are determined by the local pony-owner association.
For horse riding in Lesotho, the association requires a day’s notice if possible, especially where there are larger groups wishing to try their hand at these. Excursions range from short 30-minute rides for the younger ones in the camp, to 1-hour rides into Ha Lejone village to 2 – 3-hour rides into the surrounding mountainside. There are always guides to accompany guests on these excursions, and to assist with the guiding of the ponies. No previous horse-riding experience is required.
For the experienced rider, we have now introduced a 20 kilometer horse ride across going across the dam and back using the foot bridges that are designed to connect the villages that were separated when the dam was inundated.
This route takes the rider through some very scenic parts of the areas surrounding the dam
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!
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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