The roads around Motebong Lodge offer opportunities for road tracking along Katse dam with modest but exciting challenges suited to standard production cars, while allowing the driver to enjoy the capacity of their vehicles.
The driver can get advice on routes and on the use of the vehicles capacity; traction control, 4H vs 4L (4L is not the starting point), handling mud and snow, steep climbs or descent (using engine compression to brake the vehicle) etc. Overall, a much better use than mounting pavements!
There is a route to the KATSE DAM WALL using a gravel semi off-road route away from the tarred road. In addition to the short local routes, there is also a 6- 8hr round route starting towards Katse village, turning east at Ha Palama village heading east to Mapholaneng, travelling on the north eastern boundaries of the coming Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, turning left along the A1 towards Butha buthe turn left into the B804 just past Letseng diamond mine back to Motebong Lodge passing Kao diamond mine – an opportunity to take-in some of the most spectacular views of the Lesotho highlands.
We do provide advice on routes so that we don’t have to mount rescues missions!
The winters provide an interesting challenge.
The horseman might know the route!
Malibamatso river crossing on the round route
The recommended routes suited for a standard production car but provide excitement and amazing views – part of the round route.
Alternative (semi off-road route) to Katse dam wall.
Dad enjoying his machine!
A family enjoying the routes and the views.
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