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Elegance Unveiled

Maliba Lodge Celebrates The Opening Of The New Main Lodge

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New Main Lodge: Entrance

 After considerable perseverance over the past 15 months, Maliba Lodge takes great pride in announcing the completion, and opening of the newly constructed Main Lodge.

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New Main Lodge: Deck

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Mountain Biking Takes To New Heights

Maluti Mountains – A Mountain Bikers Paradise!

 

Armand du Toit reflects on his experience at one of the Afriski MTB training weekends in Lesotho.

Excitement builds as we arrived at AfriSki to try out the new trails we heard they’ve been working on. Little did I know the guys had really smoked the innovative pipe and #boom, I was pleasantly surprised!

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Lesotho Telecommunications Set To Boom

Vodacom Launches LTE Connectivity In Lesotho

 

Vodacom has launched the Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in Lesotho. According to Vodacom, the service will bring high-speed mobile internet to the people of the Mountain Kingdom as well as address the relative scarcity of fixed line connections in the country.

According to Vodacom, the service will bring high-speed mobile internet to the people of the Mountain Kingdom as well as address the relative scarcity of fixed line connections in the country (IT News Africa; 2014).

According to Vodacom, the service will bring high-speed mobile internet to the people of the Mountain Kingdom as well as address the relative scarcity of fixed line connections in the country (IT News Africa; 2014).

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Lesotho Ultra Trail Ready To Go!

It’s a full house for LUT2014

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The 2014 Lesotho Ultra Trail will see a full field of 180 runners toe the start line on Saturday 29th November as runners from all over the world sign up for the second edition of “Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®”.

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Lesotho Sky Mountain Biking: Entries are open for 2015

COVETED LESOTHO SKY 2015 ENTRIES ARE OPEN

There has been much talk about the rather ominous yet extremely well reviewed Lesotho Sky recently. After its 4th successful event just a few weeks ago, entries to the event will open on 07 October 2014.

Event director Darol Howes says:

We are excited about opening entries again, it is exciting to see who comes back and which new names take up the challenge of coming and riding 6 awesome days in the Adventure Kingdom.

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School Meals In Lesotho Get Good Review From Visiting Dignitary

School Meals In Lesotho Get Good Review From Visiting Dignitary

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A top official from South Africa sees for himself the impact of his country’s donation on hunger relief in Lesotho and, in particular, the big difference it has been making for school children.

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New light for the Bearded Vulture

New Bearded Vulture hide opened at Giants Castle in attempt to limit risk to this critically endangered species

 

The critically endangered Bearded Vulture.

The critically endangered Bearded Vulture.

The urgent need to mitigate the risk of extinction of the highly threatened Bearded Vulture species in South Africa, has led to various initiatives by conservationists to safe-guard existing vulture populations. These attempts include the construction and management of Bearded Vulture hides to create safe feeding areas, provide greater public awareness of the threats they face; and to conduct essential research into the species.

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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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The Maliba Mobile Clinic

To Cultivate Community Strength

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

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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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