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Maliba River Valley by Rebecca Coetzee – April 2012

Rebecca Coetzee visited Maliba in February and took some great photo while she was there. She sent them to us to enter our “photo of the month” competition and we think this particular one is worthy of a prize.

Photo of the month - Rebecca Coetzee - Maliba Lodge

The view from River Lodge - Photo by Rebecca Coetzee

Maliba Lodge peak cap

A big thank you to Rebecca for sending us this image. Rebecca has won herself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to her shortly.

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Serves One


  • 2 Cleaned Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Paddle of Garlic grated
  • 1 Lemon
  • Pinch of salt, Black Pepper
  • 1tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 30g finely chopped mixed Peppers ( Red, Yellow, Green)
  • 2 Black Olives Chopped
  • 1 tsp of finely chopped Fresh Coriander
  • 3 tsp of Honey

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Ha Mali village girls by Beverley Wright – March 2012

We recently returned from our trip to Africa during which we visited Maliba Lodge (January 22-24). We saw the notice about your photo competition and I thought I would submit this one.

Beverley Wright - Basotho village girls

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Lipflower protea – Protea Subvestita

Flower of the month (March 2012) – Protea subvestita

Common name: Lipflower protea / sugarbush

Qhoza, Zulu: Isiqalaba

Borrowed Qhoza name by Basotho: Seqalaba se sesoeu

Lipflower protea / sugarbush

Lipflower Protea - photo by Bokang Ntloko

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iSangoma’s headrest – Pamela Manning

Ha Mali Sangoma's visit

Steven (from Maliba Lodge) (wearing one of the iSangoma’s head-dresses) accompanied us on a visit to the village and the local Medicine woman. Some of her ‘lotions & potions’ are visible in the background.

Maliba Lodge peak cap

A big thank you to Pamela for sending us this image. Pamela has won herself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to her shortly.

Disa cephalotes subsp. cephalotes

Flower of the month (February 2012)

Disa cephalotes subsp. cephalotes

Disa cephalotes subsp. cephalotes photo by Bokang Ntloko

Photo by Bokang Ntloko


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Basotho herdboy guitarist – Stew Nolan

Boy in Lesotho, playing a home made guitar

Young Basotho boy with his makeshift guitar – Photo by Stew Nolan

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Gladiolus longicollis, Androcymbium striatum, Ornithogalum graminifolium

Maliba Lodge Mountain Lodge message:

Alpine plants in their environment can look spectacular, when we talk of alpine plants we do not mean the alpine plants found in the Alps, but those specialist species that grow above the tree line (alpine belt). Here much harsher living conditions prevail than in the valleys. Read more

Sehlabathebe National Park by Graham Maclachlan

Photo of the month – December 2011

Although coined as a “lucky shot” Graham has managed to capture a real gem of a photo with this one for the mountain tops around Sehlabathebe National Park on the South Eastern border of Lesotho.

The sun lit mountain tops of Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho

Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho - Photo by Graham Maclachlan

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Felicia drakensbergensis


Asteraceae – Daisy family

Felicia drakensbergensis is a domed shaped and grey leaved shrub. It grows to a height of 0.1-0.3meters, same behaviour with any other high altitude shrub species. Blue flowers about 5mm in diameter, 8-13 ray florets. Full bloom December – February.  When in full flower, it completely covers the entire plant with flowers leaving the leaves and stems hidden from view.


Felicia drakensbergensis with its distinctive blue flowers

Felicia drakensbergensis - Photo by Dr. Andreas Gröger

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