3 Ways To Explore Ts’ehlanyane National Park

3 Ways To Explore Ts’ehlanyane National Park

Ts’ehlanyane National Park is only one of two national parks in Lesotho, and makes up an integral part of the greater Maloti/Drankensberg Transfrontier Park. The Park has an altitude ranging from 1940 to 3112 metres and is considered mostly sub-alpine. It owes its origin to the access road to the Hlotse tunnel as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. This proclaimed protected pristine area lies at the junction of the Ts’ehlanyane and the Holomo rivers. Ts’ehlanyane  is located deep…

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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2017 – From The Team

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2017 – From The Team

  “Tough ultra-endurance athletes take on the Malutis Now known as one of Southern Africa’s toughest 50km and 38km courses, Lesotho Ultra Trail goes into its 5th year in 2017 attracting a top class local and international field once again. Classed as an Ultra Skymarathon© because it exceeds 45 kilometers in length and 2500 meters in vertical gain at high altitude, it’s a challenge for even the toughest of participants. Set in the towering Maluti Mountain Range at the beautiful Maliba Lodge,…

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Lesotho

5 Reasons You Should Visit Lesotho

The Mountain Kingdom Known for its vast mountain landscape, Lesotho’s lowest point ( 1400m) is the highest, lowest point in the world. It is landlocked entirely by South Africa. Lesotho is divided into three geographical regions – lowlands; following the southern banks of the Caledon and Senqu River Valley, Highlands; featuring the Drakensburg & Maluti mountain ranges and the foothills which divide the highlands and the lowlands. The highest point is the Thabana Ntlenyana Mountain (3482m).   Snow Lesotho’s weather…

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Louis Vuitton’s latest Basotho Blanket Inspired Range

Louis Vuitton’s latest Basotho Blanket Inspired Range

Basotho Blankets, a traditional item worn by the native people of Lesotho and also westernised by Louis Vuitton as a 21st century fashion piece. Each design on the Basotho blanket and the way it is worn has rich cultural heritage for the people of Lesotho and retails for not more than R1000. Recently launched in their 2017 mens catalogue, Louis Vuitton has managed to take this design and produce a R33000 shirt.  The design on the shirt is a blue…

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Lesotho, A Winter Wonderland

Lesotho, A Winter Wonderland

Lesotho. A country known for its majestic mountains, beautiful people, diverse heritage, rich history and also SNOW!! Winter in the southern hemisphere is rather beautiful at this time of year. Being a “Durban” girl, im used to hot days and cold nights with the occasional cold front bringing in abit of rain and absolutely no snow. It’s a good thing that Lesotho is a mere six hours away. The first snowfall of the season fell In the middle of May…

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Africa Day 2017

Africa Day 2017

The African Union declared 25 May 1963 as Africa Day after the establishment of the organization of African Unity (OAU) and includes countries in Africa that have fought and freed themselves from European colonisers. Thus every year after, Africa Day is celebrated to mark the freedom and independence of these countries with its headquarters situated in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia. Celebrations across the continent and globe have grown in recent years with the popularity of concerts, gala dinners and festivals to…

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Accommodation within National Parks in Africa

Accommodation within National Parks in Africa

1.    Maliba Lodge Maliba Lodge is the first and only 5-star lodge situated in the heart of the Tsehlanyane national park which is located in Lesotho, or better known as the ‘Mountain Kingdom’. Hiking in the National Park is an absolute must as this allows guests to experience the wild life, which includes eland, vultures and jackals, and the breath taking views of the Maluti Mountains. Dinosaur footprint tours is another exciting activity offered at Maliba Lodge as Lesotho is…

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Lesotho Ultra Trail Press release 2016

Lesotho Ultra Trail Press release 2016

Lesotho trail run gathers huge international field On Saturday the 26th November 2016, Lesotho Ultra Trail is expecting its largest field on the start line as it enters its fourth year, in addition to athletes from 11 different countries across the globe.  “The race has always been a sell-out, but this year we have operated an efficient substitution procedure which means that those who have been forced to withdraw have been quickly replaced,” said Andrew Booth, Race Director. Equally exciting are the…

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