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.
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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.
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.
In the high mountains of Lesotho, a traditional lifestyle has been preserved alongside the inevitable modernisation in a fascinating mix of contemporary and customary life. Read more
On the spur of the moment we decided to start our year off somewhere beautiful and not sorting our house out at home as we had originally intended. A few Internet searches led us to the Maliba Lodge Website and we were sold. Seeing as this was a treat we decided to treat ourselves the whole way and book into the Mountain Lodge, even though the River Lodge looked as appealing. Read more
This was my first time visiting Southern Africa, and what a trip to turned out to be.
Maliba Lodge was the finale of a trip that saw me visiting Cape Town and Hluhluwe. At the end of the lunch on my penultimate day, the Besotho staff filed out onto the deck under the veranda and performed 4 traditional songs for their guests, to the background accompaniment of an early afternoon thunderstorm. After their performance they were kind enough to pose as a group for me to snap a few photos.
What an amazing country, I can’t wait to come back!
Story and Photo by Rohan Baker
A big thank you to Rohan for sending us this image. Rohan has won himself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to him shortly.
I’ve always heard about the wonders of a Lesotho winter with the landscape blanketed in Snow. Snow is Africa is something that’s almost unheard of, so it was a surprise when we woke up to this special view.