A good proportion of Motebong’s guests come to the resort to relax and spend their time fishing in the Katse Dam, Lesotho. This is stocked with the local Trout fish and Yellowfish, the preferred fish eaten by the Basotho local in and around Ha Lejone. Motebong has almost 150 metres of shoreline from which anglers can pursue their passion, and guests are also permitted to bring in their own craft which can be launched from the banks in the camp.
Whilst guests are permitted to do as much fishing as they like, Motebong promotes responsible fishing, which dictates that a “catch and release” prevails, with the exception of that which is to be consumed at the village. Each household is not permitted to leave the village with in excess of ten (10) trout, and if any amount in excess of that is found in guests’ vehicles, it will be confiscated by security.
There is a Commercial Trout farm sharing the compound with Motebong, and whose trout cages are clearly visible in the dam. Guests are prohibited from approaching these and will be prosecuted by the Trout farm proprietors, should they be seen doing so.
Should guests wish to try some trout fishing in the nearby rivers and streams, fishing guides can be provided. Motebong has recruited a few young boys that are available over weekends and during school holidays that serve as guides.
Of course, if guests have not been successful with their trout fishing, and would like to try some trout, they are free to approach the restaurant where they can buy trout for their consumption in their villages, or indeed in the restaurant. They are also free to purchase fish to take home with them.
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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