Lesotho’s Influence In Marvel’s Black Panther

Lesotho’s Influence In Marvel’s Black Panther

Black Panther is the hugely anticipated super hero Marvel movie of 2018 which is set in the fictional Wakanda, Africa. One of the costume highlights in the film is ofcourse the Traditional Basotho Blanket. These thick wool blankets which is often worn as cloaks/shawls offer a deep cultural significance and history through the various symbols & bold combinations used.In several scenes, W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) and others are shown wearing Basotho blankets which in the movie, emits force fields. Award-winning costume designer Ruth E….

Read More Read More

Worlds Fifth Largest Diamond Found In Lesotho

Worlds Fifth Largest Diamond Found In Lesotho

Lesotho is shining once again. The worlds fifth largest diamond has recently been found at the Letseng Mine and is the largest to date in Lesotho’s history.This 6.4-ounce rough stone is about the size of two golf balls.  The 910-carat gem diamond is the largest discovered at the mine since 2006 when the 603-carat Lesotho Promise was dug up. The diamond belongs to a category that represents less than 1% of all mined diamonds in the world and is more valuable…

Read More Read More

Massive Dinosaur Footprints Found Near Maseru

Massive Dinosaur Footprints Found Near Maseru

Lesotho is fast becoming a paleontologists haven with already 6 major Dinosaur finds between the years 1970 and 2016. Just recently, massive footprints of a mega-carnivore that was said to be roaming around Southern Africa 200-million years ago were found on an informal road near Maseru in western Lesotho, and the resulting study published this week in online science journal PLOS One (Timeslive;2017). The team, which includes researchers from The University of Manchester, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Universidade…

Read More Read More

Maluti Beer Bread Recipe

Maluti Beer Bread Recipe

What’s better than enjoying a sip of Maluti Beer ? Eating a slice of Maluti Beer Bread cake, ofcourse ! Please enjoy this recipe by Bradley Corbi Ingredients 3 cups (385g) self-raising flour (SIFTED) ¼ cup (50g) white sugar 1 can (340ml) of Maluti beer ¼ cup (57g) melted butter 2 Tsp finely chopped fresh parsley 2 Tsp finely chopped chives Preparation Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius or prepare indirect fire in your kettle barbecue or gas grill. Mix…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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,…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲