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

Inaugural Lesotho Ultra Trail takes African running to new heights

Inaugural Lesotho Ultra Trail takes African running to new heights

Runners from all over South Africa, as well as an international contingent from Belgium, Australia, Spain, North America, Britain and Canada, descended upon Maliba Mountain Lodge in the heart of the Maluti Mountains on Friday 29th November to participate in the Lesotho Ultra Trail – Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon® Stormy weather in the days preceding the race kept organisers KZN Trail Running and Maliba Mountain Lodge staff on their toes as final preparations were made. “The mountains are unpredictable as…

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Graham Jarvis Wins Roof of Africa 2013

Graham Jarvis Wins Roof of Africa 2013

  Graham Jarvis has ensured a winning debut for the new era of Husqvarna in Hard Enduro by securing victory at the 2013 Roof of Africa. Cold and wet conditions greeted competitors on the final day of the 2013 Roof of Africa. With more than 10 riders failing to make it to the finish on Friday and spending the night in the Mountains, it was going to prove to be another extremely challenging day for all the riders. Chris Birch,…

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Travis Teasdale to tackle THE ROOF

Travis Teasdale to tackle THE ROOF

The sixteen-year-old Travis Teasdale has competed in many forms of dirt bike racing in his short career – from motocross to the Junior Off-road Championship and enduro races, but it will be the first time the newly-crowned Junior National Champion will tackle the ‘Roof of Africa’ that takes place from 14 to 16 November in Lesotho. This extreme enduro race is renown as one of the toughest and most gruelling motorcycle events in the world and is the ultimate enduro…

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The North Face is partnering the Lesotho Ultra Trail

The North Face is partnering the Lesotho Ultra Trail

The North Face South Africa continues to develop its focus on the local trail running market by announcing its partnership with the Lesotho Ultra Trail. As the 2013 trail running season slowly draws to a close, the event has remained firmly in the sights of many of the country’s top athletes, highlighting all the future prospects of a race that is sure to be recognized as one of Africa’s premier outings in years to come.

Lesotho Ultra Marathon next month!

Lesotho Ultra Marathon next month!

The fire has tested Maliba in the last couple of weeks but the one thing that remains constant is the enthusiasm and excitement for the Lesotho Ultra Marathon, set for 30 November 2013. It is Africa’s first Ultra Sky Running Marathon and Maliba Lodge is privileged to be the host for this event. Our race organsier Andrew Booth, from KZN Trail Running talks about the event coming up.

Lesotho Wildrun Set to Dazzle Again

Lesotho Wildrun Set to Dazzle Again

The fourth Lesotho Wildrun is set to take place in March 2014 and trail runners from across South Africa are raring to make the trek to their neighbouring country for a weekend of inspiration and perspiration. The first Lesotho Wildrun took place in 2011 when 28 runners attempted to make the trek from Ramabanta up the Semonkong Plateau, past the Maletsunyane Gorge and Maletsunyane Falls and back down to Ramabanta via Baboon’s Pass. The route has since been changed to…

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Lesotho Sky MTB Challenge Recce

Lesotho Sky MTB Challenge Recce

Day 1 – Lesotho has been on my travel radar, but not so you’d notice … Little land-locked country nestling somewhere against KZN and the Free State, with loads of mountains, dodgy roads and not much else to write home about. Right? How wrong can one be … The Mountain Kingdom is everything you can want in an African travel destination, with a dizzying selection of action options vying for the attention of Outsiders from around the globe. It’s not…

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2013 Lesotho Ultra Trail Sells Out

2013 Lesotho Ultra Trail Sells Out

With such an amazing skyrunning location on offer, coupled with confirmation of some of the world’s best athletes, it was no surprise that entries into the inaugural Lesotho Ultra Trail – Africa’s first Ultra Skymarathon® were sold out within weeks of them opening, affirming its place on the world trail and skyrunning calendar. Runners from South Africa as well as from all over the world including Australia, India and the USA, ensured they did not miss the opportunity to secure…

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