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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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3 Ways To Explore Ts’ehlanyane National Park

3 Ways To Explore Ts’ehlanyane National Park

Ts’ehlanyane National Park is only one of two national parks in Lesotho, and makes up an integral part of the greater Maloti/Drankensberg Transfrontier Park. The Park has an altitude ranging from 1940 to 3112 metres and is considered mostly sub-alpine. It owes its origin to the access road to the Hlotse tunnel as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. This proclaimed protected pristine area lies at the junction of the Ts’ehlanyane and the Holomo rivers. Ts’ehlanyane  is located deep…

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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2017 – From The Team

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2017 – From The Team

  “Tough ultra-endurance athletes take on the Malutis Now known as one of Southern Africa’s toughest 50km and 38km courses, Lesotho Ultra Trail goes into its 5th year in 2017 attracting a top class local and international field once again. Classed as an Ultra Skymarathon© because it exceeds 45 kilometers in length and 2500 meters in vertical gain at high altitude, it’s a challenge for even the toughest of participants. Set in the towering Maluti Mountain Range at the beautiful Maliba Lodge,…

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Lesotho

5 Reasons You Should Visit Lesotho

The Mountain Kingdom Known for its vast mountain landscape, Lesotho’s lowest point ( 1400m) is the highest, lowest point in the world. It is landlocked entirely by South Africa. Lesotho is divided into three geographical regions – lowlands; following the southern banks of the Caledon and Senqu River Valley, Highlands; featuring the Drakensburg & Maluti mountain ranges and the foothills which divide the highlands and the lowlands. The highest point is the Thabana Ntlenyana Mountain (3482m).   Snow Lesotho’s weather…

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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.    

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster Line. Flow. Rhythm… Descending skills are what separate exceptional trail runners from good ones (Red Bull; 2015). With LUT2015 on its way these tips may help make those downhill’s a little easier!   1. Strengthen those legs Leg strength is crucial for fast downhill running. There is a month left before the race so get to the gym. One exercise that works wonders for downhill running are one-legged squats (Red Bull;…

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