GOLD NEWS: ‘There is Power in our Mountains’ wins Gold at the International Tourism Film Festival Africa

We are excited to share that our short film ‘There is Power in our Mountains’ has won the Gold Award for best Tourism Video under the category Tourism Product – Adventure Tourism at the 5th Edition of the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) on Friday, 5th May 2023.

The competition was fierce, with 378 entries from 59 countries around the world. This is a significant achievement for us, and we are proud to showcase our beautiful country of Lesotho on a global stage.

‘We would like to express our gratitude to Love Africa Marketing and their team for producing this incredible film. It shows the exciting trekking adventures we organise together with our local community. This allows us to grow and develop our brand which believes in empowering individuals within our local community, using our environment and its conservation as the focal point of all our activities, creating a long-term sustainable income through tourism for as many people as possible.’ – Jonathan & Armelle Halse, Owners of Semonkong Lodge

Jonathan Halse – owner of Semonkong Lodge, Nicola Gerrard – Managing Director of Love Africa Marketing, Zaida Enver – Pure Grit, Armelle Halse – owner of Semonkong Lodge.

‘There is Power in our Mountains’ is a short film that captures the essence of Lesotho’s unique overnight trekking adventure offered by our team at Semonkong Lodge. Our film features local guides and packhorse teams that provide an immersive experience of mountain life and Basotho culture. We believe that this film perfectly showcases the stunning beauty and cultural richness of our country to an international audience.

Watch the movie here

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) for recognising our efforts and for providing us with this platform to showcase our work to the world. We are confident that this recognition will encourage more people to visit our beautiful country and experience the adventure that Lesotho has to offer. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to Semonkong Lodge soon.

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Film production: Love Africa Marketing

Photos: Casey Pratt, Love Africa Marketing

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