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There are many festivals and events that take place in Lesotho and the surrounding Maloti Route areas.

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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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2016

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2016

The Maluti Mountains The Lesotho Ultra Trail (LUT) is Africa’s First Ultra Sky marathon which takes place in the heart of the Maluti Mountains. The Lesotho Highlands consists of some the best terrain in the world for high altitude running, this is why competitors from all over the world flock to participate in this annual event. As the years go by, the race is growing in popularity and this year’s LUT event is promised to bigger and better than ever. …

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10 Great Places To Propose In South Africa

10 Great Places To Propose In South Africa

10 Great Places To Propose In South Africa So you’ve found the one you’d like to walk into the sunset with, and have fallen head over heels in love ……but you don’t know any really good places to pop the question (South Africa; 2015)   Don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of the ten best places to propose in South Africa (South Africa; 2015).  

The Mountain Kingdom Awaits

The Mountain Kingdom Awaits

Lesotho Ultra Trail Set in the heart of the Maluti Mountain Range of north-eastern Lesotho lies a unique ultra distance footrace, a new challenge awaiting those seeking to push their boundaries and exceed their expectations of what it’s like to be a skyrunner. 

Ultra SkyMarathon® continues to move steadily onto the world stage

Ultra SkyMarathon® continues to move steadily onto the world stage

As entries for the 2014 Lesotho Ultra Trail continue to pour in from around the world, including Spain, Belgium, Austria, England, North America and Australia, as well as continued local interest from aspirant skyrunners in Southern Africa, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) has announced that Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon® will be recognised as one of their official World Ranking ultra races for 2014. Being one of only thirty six top global events in this category, as well as one of…

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The Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013 – from the Race Director

The Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013 – from the Race Director

At the end of the day a race director knows more about how their event rolls out than anybody else, that is the way it should be. So much happened at the Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013 that no one person there will know everything, not even the Race Director Andrew Booth who has penned his thoughts here. A count down from 10 and 92 runners set-off on a 50km course layed out in Northern Lesotho’s Tsehlanyane National Park. With 2500m…

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