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This category showcases the Lesotho culture and anything associated with Lesotho environment and day to day life. Enjoy the cultural life of Lesotho.

Lesotho’s Influence In Marvel’s Black Panther

Lesotho’s Influence In Marvel’s Black Panther

Black Panther is the hugely anticipated super hero Marvel movie of 2018 which is set in the fictional Wakanda, Africa. One of the costume highlights in the film is ofcourse the Traditional Basotho Blanket. These thick wool blankets which is often worn as cloaks/shawls offer a deep cultural significance and history through the various symbols & bold combinations used.In several scenes, W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) and others are shown wearing Basotho blankets which in the movie, emits force fields. Award-winning costume designer Ruth E….

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Worlds Fifth Largest Diamond Found In Lesotho

Worlds Fifth Largest Diamond Found In Lesotho

Lesotho is shining once again. The worlds fifth largest diamond has recently been found at the Letseng Mine and is the largest to date in Lesotho’s history. This 6.4-ounce rough stone is about the size of two golf balls.  The 910-carat gem diamond is the largest discovered at the mine since 2006 when the 603-carat Lesotho Promise was dug up. The diamond belongs to a category that represents less than 1% of all mined diamonds in the world and is more…

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Massive Dinosaur Footprints Found Near Maseru

Massive Dinosaur Footprints Found Near Maseru

Lesotho is fast becoming a palaeontologists haven with already 6 major Dinosaur finds between the years 1970 and 2016. Just recently, massive footprints of a mega-carnivore that was said to be roaming around Southern Africa 200-million years ago were found on an informal road near Maseru in western Lesotho, and the resulting study published this week in the online science journal PLOS One (Timeslive;2017). The team, which includes researchers from The University of Manchester, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and…

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Louis Vuitton’s latest Basotho Blanket Inspired Range

Louis Vuitton’s latest Basotho Blanket Inspired Range

Basotho Blankets, a traditional item worn by the native people of Lesotho and also westernised by Louis Vuitton as a 21st century fashion piece. Each design on the Basotho blanket and the way it is worn has rich cultural heritage for the people of Lesotho and retails for not more than R1000. Recently launched in their 2017 mens catalogue, Louis Vuitton has managed to take this design and produce a R33000 shirt.  The design on the shirt is a blue…

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Top 10 Places To Visit In Lesotho

Top 10 Places To Visit In Lesotho

Although a small country, Lesotho boasts an assortment of fantastic attractions that tourists can visit and discover the history and heritage of both the Basotho people and the Mountain Kingdom.   1.   Tse’hlanyane National Park This National Park is as underrated as it is underused. This is the largest park in Lesotho and no other place is about as far away from it all as Ts’ehlanyane. This Lesotho Northern Park protects a beautiful high-altitude, 5600-hectare patch of rugged wilderness, including…

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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015 Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015, Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®, established itself further as one of Southern Africa’s premiere trail races this past weekend. Hosted at the tranquil Maliba Lodge in Tsehlanyane National Park, this year’s event attracted a field of 160 athletes for the final race of the South African Skyrunner® Series. Sponsored by The North Face and Metropilitan Lesotho, the race was described as world class by many of its participants.    

9 Wonderful Benefits Of Travelling

9 Wonderful Benefits Of Travelling

9 Wonderful Benefits Of Travelling If there was one piece of advice I have for people today to experience more joy in life, it is to travel more. I don’t mean taking vacations or going on pre-planning trips, I mean making the journey out to somewhere you’ve never gone before with an open schedule, to let life show you what opportunities were waiting for you that you couldn’t have even imaged before (Lifehack; 2015).

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