Things to see in Lesotho – Katse Dam

The Story Of Katse Dam


The Katse Dam, built high in the Maluti Mountains and named after a revered man who once lived at the site, is at the heart of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. This is the land of the “blanket people”, who ride their sturdy ponies, build picturesque houses and greet visitors with a dignified salute (Go Lesotho; 2014) . 

Basotho pony and rider at Maliba Lodge, Lesotho.

Basotho pony and rider at Maliba Lodge, Lesotho.

All the major rivers of landlocked Lesotho are well-stocked with the finest trout, and with the exception of the Tugela, flow west into the Atlantic Ocean. (The Orange River starts as the Senqu River near Cathedral Peak). The Lesotho Highlands Water Project has changed all this, with water now being diverted north by gravity (Go Lesotho; 2014). 

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Lamb With Lentils, Feta & Mint

Lamb With Lentils, Feta & Mint

(Taste, 2012)

(Taste, 2012)

Lentils are a useful (and filling) way to help balance the proportions of meat to non-meat on your plate. This lamb recipe uses the robust flavours of sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and salty feta and olives to make every mouthful exciting.

  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (80g) kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 x 200g lamb backstraps, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 150g reduced-fat feta, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves


Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Step 2

Toss tomatoes in 2 teaspoons oil, season and place on a baking tray. Roast for 15 minutes until soft, adding olives for final 5 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, rub lamb with rosemary and 2 teaspoons oil. Season, then cook in a frypan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes or until browned. Turn and cook for a further 3 minutes for medium-rare, or until done to your liking.

Step 4

Rest the lamb, covered loosely in foil, while you warm lentils in a small pan of simmering water for 5 minutes. Drain lentils and toss with lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season.

Step 5

To serve, scatter lentils on plates, top with slices of lamb and scatter with feta, tomatoes, olives and dried and fresh mint.


Taste. (2012) Lamb with lentils, feta and mint,,lamb-recipes. [03 Sept 2014].

The Maliba Mobile Clinic

To Cultivate Community Strength

A report on the Maliba Mobile Clinic by Daniel Ts’osi our Trust manager.


The purpose of the Maliba Mobile clinic is to help mobilize health services nearer to the people, and works in conjunction with the St Denis Clinic nurses. There are three outreaches which are St.Felix, Tiping and St Denis bus stop. The Maliba Mobile Clinic visits each outreach once a month and this serves three big communities close to Maliba Lodge, which are Ts’ehlanyane, Pela Ts’oeu and Kota le  Kotanyane.

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School Books Destined for Lesotho’s Schools

Books Packed And Ready For Malibas’ Local Community Schools


One of our Directors, Chris Mc Evoy, recently partnered up with David and Liz Linn to ship over 1000 children’s books to Maseru, where our Maliba Lodge staff will pick them up and distribute them to our local schools and community centers for the use, enjoyment and education of our local community. 

St Macartans School students who assisted with the book collection.

St Macartans School students who assisted with the book collection.

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Bright Future For Lesotho Sports

Glyndwr Uni To Develop Netball & High Altitude Training In Lesotho


Team Lesotho at Glyndwr University ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games (Wrexham, 2014)

Team Lesotho at Glyndwr University ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games (Wrexham, 2014)


Glyndŵr University will play a major role in developing netball in Lesotho and its students will have the opportunity to spend time at a high altitude training centre under a new agreement (Wrexham, 2014).

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Lesotho Mining Continues To Astonish With Another Exceptional Find


Letšeng recovers 198-carat diamond


Gem Diamonds says the diamond is expected to fetch an 'exceptional price' when sold this year (EWN,2014)

Gem Diamonds says the diamond is expected to fetch an ‘exceptional price’ when sold this year (EWN,2014)



(Public Eye,2014).

MASERU – Letšeng Diamonds has recovered an exceptional white, high quality 198-carat diamond, according to a statement released by the majority shareholder of the mine, Gem Diamonds (Public Eye,2014).

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His Majesty King Letsie III’s 51st Birthday

Lesotho celebrates His Majesty King Letsie III’s 51st Birthday

His Majesty's Leotho Themed Cake

His Majesty’s Lesotho Themed Cake

On the 17th of July, one of our directors, Stephen Phakisi, had the honor of being invited to His Majesty King Letsie III’s 51st birthday held in Mokhotlong in Lesotho.

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Golden Castle Pudding

Golden Castle Pudding


golden tower

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With the roof, a glimpse of the final form!

Eager to Launch the new lodge!


The new Lodge is coming along quickly now and the Maliba Team are eagerly awaiting its completion!

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Lesotho’s Best Kept Adrenaline Secret

Frozen Waterfall Climbing in Lesotho


Lesotho has a fantastic hidden secret which is likely to surprise you. The Lesotho winters offer climbers an exciting challenge of facing the grandiose frozen waterfalls.

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