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Sehlabathebe National Park by Graham Maclachlan

Photo of the month – December 2011

Although coined as a “lucky shot” Graham has managed to capture a real gem of a photo with this one for the mountain tops around Sehlabathebe National Park on the South Eastern border of Lesotho.

The sun lit mountain tops of Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho

Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho - Photo by Graham Maclachlan

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2011 Photography Competition Winner

The Blanketwrap is excited to announce the winner of it’s first photo contest. The contest’s theme was, “Lesotho” and there is no denying that there is no end to the amount of photographic opportunities available in the mountain Kingdom.

Before we announce the winners, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to all our facebook fans who had the mighty task of picking the overall winner of the 2 Night stay for two people at Maliba Mountain Lodge.

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Size does count by Victor Farquhar

Enjoyment at Maliba Lodge

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A Basotho woman, grinding maize by Greg and Leonie Marinovich

Old Basotho woman grinding maize

Old Basotho woman grinding maize – Photo by Greg Marinovich

In the high mountains of Lesotho, a traditional lifestyle has been preserved alongside the inevitable modernisation in a fascinating mix of contemporary and customary life. Read more

Lesotho a photographers dream

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.

Sand Stone cliffs of Golden Gate NP

Sand Stone cliffs of Golden Gate NP (Photo by Sharon Bishop)

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Wild Orchids

Wild Orchid lesothoOn the spur of the moment we decided to start our year off somewhere beautiful and not sorting our house out at home as we had originally intended. A few Internet searches led us to the  Maliba Lodge Website and we were sold.  Seeing as this was a treat we decided to treat ourselves the whole way and book into the Mountain Lodge, even though the River Lodge looked as appealing. Read more

The Basotho dancers of Maliba Lodge

This was my first time visiting Southern Africa, and what a trip to turned out to be.

Basotho dancers with blankets at Maliba Lodge

Maliba Lodge was the finale of a trip that saw me visiting Cape Town and Hluhluwe. At the end of the lunch on my penultimate day, the Besotho staff filed out onto the deck under the veranda and performed 4 traditional songs for their guests, to the background accompaniment of an early afternoon thunderstorm. After their performance they were kind enough to pose as a group for me to snap a few photos.

What an amazing country, I can’t wait to come back!

Maliba Lodge peak cap

Story and Photo by Rohan Baker

A big thank you to Rohan for sending us this image. Rohan has won himself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to him shortly.

Late snow fall at Maliba Lodge

Maliba Lodge Ts'ehlanyane National Park, Lesotho

Late snow fall at Maliba Lodge

I’ve always heard about the wonders of a Lesotho winter with the landscape blanketed in Snow. Snow is Africa is something that’s almost unheard of, so it was a surprise when we woke up to this special view.

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The “Lucky” hicking guide of Malealea

Guide Lucky and his brother - Malealea, Lesotho

Guide Lucky and his brother (Photo: Dieter Butscher)

Our last visit to Lesotho started at the beautiful Malealea lodge where we stayed 4 days.

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 and complicated 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. Read more

Maletsunyane Falls by Dave Estment

Maletsunyane Falls - Semonkong, Lesotho, Southern Africa

Maletsunyane Falls By Dave Estment

Taking a break on a training weekend for the “Roof of Africa“, we visit Semonkong (“Place of Smoke”). Partly because the Lodge lunch comes highly rated, but mostly to see the famous Maletsunyane Falls. Neither disappoints. Read more

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