Guest post by Kelly @beafunmum.com There less words and more pictures in this post. It’s taken me a while to sort through the photographs from our trip to Africa in July this year. And before I could share our adventures, I had to tell the story of what took me to Africa; a hard, yet beautiful story to tell. I look at these pictures and remember one of the best days in Lesotho: the pony trek in Malealea. You see,…
The 3rd annual Malealea Monster Challenge in conjunction with the Lesotho Cyling Association offers pure landscapes, skies and endless mountain bike terrain vastly different to South Africa, and it’s just waiting to be explored! WHEN: Saturday 13th April @ 09h00 (Registration from 08h00) WHERE: 70 km and 25 km start at 09h00 at Malealea Lodge (GPS 29º49’43”S, 27º36’00”E)
The 2nd annual Malealea Monster Challenge in conjunction with the Lesotho Cyling Association was a big success this year! There were over 30 participants – a massive increase in numbers from last years inaugural event. We hope the event will continue to grow in participants year on year! The route while offering beautiful views, local trails and single track was a rough and tough 70 and 33km.
This incredibly scenic route is approximately 65km of single track, jeep track and gravel road. In addition, a shorter route of 33km is also on offer for those less adventurous, and a short sprint for children will be arranged.
Ever wondered where to go camping in Lesotho? Here is some advise and a non-exhaustive list, including GPS co-ordinates of many campsites available all around Lesotho.
We love hiking and usually hire guides in order to learn more about the country while discovering the country on foot. Our guide was named LUCKY…his basotho name was very long an complicate to pronounce, thus the guides tend to use their English names. Lucky is 22 years old and has for the past 2 or 3 years been working as a guide at Malealea. He loves his work and it grants him and his family a small income. Even though Lucky is still relatively young, he is full of knowledge and wonderfully skilled as a guide.
Described as the “Kingdom in the sky” or the “Mountain Kingdom”, Lesotho provides memorable scenery for tourists, with its surreal rock formations, lakes, grasslands and mountains characterize the varied landscapes of this mountain kingdom, which makes any activity much more about the scenery encountered along the way.