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Maliba Bana Club

Maliba Bana Club

The Maliba Team is very excited to announce the opening of our Maliba Bana Club! ‘Bana’ meaning children in Sotho, is a club aimed at providing a fun filled day in the Maluti mountains for our children at Maliba. Our mascot, the rare and endangered Bearded vulture, symbolises the clubs love for the environment and protection of species for our children.

The Highveld Horse Care Unit visit Lesotho

The Highveld Horse Care Unit visit Lesotho

Solly Motingoe and Samson Phupha spent 10 days in Lesotho in December, and there were lots of ups and downs to the trip. It was good to see that there was fodder and feed available at some of the pounds and police posts.  Some places didn’t have feed, nor any water. Some of the horses had improved in condition, some had deteriorated, and some died. Solly and Samson spent a lot of time at Leribe, where four of the five police horses…

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Sani Pass may lose its rugged appeal

Sani Pass may lose its rugged appeal

An environmental impact report on the future of the Sani Pass is to be handed to the government shortly amid complaints that a proposed tarred road would destroy the sense of adventure for tourists visiting one of the KwaZulu-Natal’s most scenic mountain passes. The proposed upgrade involves building a new 19km tarred or concrete road to replace the winding gravel road to the summit of the Sani Pass in the southern Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg. A final environmental impact assessment (EIA) report by…

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Our Lodge in Lesotho – World Luxury Hotel Awards Winner 2012

Our Lodge in Lesotho – World Luxury Hotel Awards Winner 2012

Maliba Lodge, just four years old, is the new kid on the block but the Lesotho resort is already playing with the big boys. This week Maliba Mountain Lodge beat off quality international competition and was awarded the World Luxury Hotel Award “for outstanding achievement in service delivery over the past year voted for by your guests and industry consultants in the recent voting poll.” After months of voting polls, Maliba was  officially named “Luxury Mountain Resort in Africa” at…

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Gavan and Judy Hogan volunteer at the local Schools

Gavan and Judy Hogan volunteer at the local Schools

One of the directors of Maliba Lodge is a friend who lives near us in Melbourne, Australia. When we heard that there was an opportunity to come to Lesotho to do several weeks of volunteer teaching, we jumped at the chance. We have had several years experience of living and teaching in Papua New Guinea and have great memories of that time.

Hand Me Down, August Redistribution at Maliba Mountain Lodge

Hand Me Down, August Redistribution at Maliba Mountain Lodge

So your asking “what is Hand Me Down“? To answer your question, it’s initiative aimed at the collection and redistribution of your old clothes to less fortunate people and communities! The SA Adventure team was beaming with excitement as we set off on the August Hand Me Down redistribution! The Land Rover’s were packed to the brim with all the bags of Hand Me Downs we had collected. They bounced and weaved their way up a rugged mountain road as…

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