OPEN SEASON! Trout fishing is something of a pickle, from the rods being lighter to the Bait resembling that of a dragon fly and then the technique of making one’s fly move without disturbing the water in order to create a flowing creature that looks good enough to eat! Trout fishing is a blessed affair in Lesotho; the streams are filled to the brim with flopping, shining, spotted trout. People come from all over to enjoy and marvel in the…
“We came to teach and ended up learning.” That was the response of two Australian teachers, Lidia Mancini and Kaye Young, who travelled to the highlands of Lesotho to help in the education of local youngsters.
To all my dearest friends at Maliba Lodge, It is difficult to find the words to express my gratitude for all that you have done for me over the past 3 weeks, Everyone of you has gone out of your way, not only to make me feel welcome but also to make me feel a part of the Maliba family. Your warm smiles, friends ‘Hellos’, exemplary service and willingness to do anything asked of you made my stay memorable.
When I first planned to come to Lesotho I thought it would be to bring enlightenment to the “poor” locals through my teaching. But it seems I am the one who has been enlightened in so many ways.
Africa never ceases to amaze me. Over thirty years of living on this continent and there are still surprises to be had and many roads to be more travelled. And so it was when my husband and I travelled to Lesotho for the first time for a weekend at Maliba Mountain Lodge.
That’s why when the resident heard of Eland invaded my Garden at some early hour of the morning looking for Popeye Vegetation, I didn’t mind too much as they did leave me with a large amount of natural compost.
I’ve been surprisingly lucky that I’ve gone six months in rural Africa without so much as a cold. But a couple of weeks ago I caught a stomach virus that was going around the peace corps volunteers. I started throwing up and couldn’t stop. It was after dark, so there wasn’t any more transportation to the nearest town or hospital. I called the lodge and they came and picked me up and drove me to the hospital, but not before…
Maliba Mountain Lodge is proud to be awarded the “Best New Non-Hotel Tourism Investment” award, during the 2010 HICA Awards ceremony.