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Malealea Lodge

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms are very good . They use all the Eco friendly forms of energy ( solar power and natural water resources) and lights are switched off at 10 pm . The food is wholesome and served fresh . Very good place to go for people who love to go pony-riding in the hills , or biking or simply trekking...

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Zuchwil, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a village on a terrace high above the Makhaleng river. The lodge consists of a large single-storey building, looking like previous storage area, but now used as lounge, bar and dining room. My son and I stayed in a spacious and clean rondavel with shower and good beds in the garden area. Daytime was warm and the garden...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on two rides. Learnt that pretty much a 2 hour ride is for beginners and longer then that up to 6 hours is for riders with experience. I was a little disappointed as the treks did not stipulate if the rides were for beginner, intermediate or advanced riders so I went on a ride with another girl who...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few friends and I stayed at Malealea for about a week back in October. While the beauty of Lesotho and the fun of the activities go without saying, I was blown away by the kindness and generosity of the staff. A friend of mine got our group into a spot of trouble, however, Malealea handled things gracefully and was...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tha accomodation was lovely and very clean. Staff were friendly and the local entertainment provided by people from the village was excellent. The pony trekking down the mountain was amazing, but very scary for an inexperienced horsewoman who's scared of heights!

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Malealea L, Guest Relations Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Katrina Thank you for your glowing review. Malealea is all about experiencing and immersing yourself in the local culture and interacting with the community. The pony trekking can seem very scary but the Basotho ponies are incredibly sure-footed and capable. Thank you for visiting Malealea.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a 2 night stay in traditional huts, which were comfortable - but be aware of mosquito. Meals were hearty & good quality. Also took part in a village meet & greet, which gave us an insight into the rather basic, but happy environment the locals live & work in. The children were very obliging with photos & our guide...

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Malealea L, Guest Relations Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Eric Thank you for your detailed review. It seems like you had a good overall immersion in the various aspects of the local community. The community is very proud to share their way of life and experience with visitors. Although at times bone-jarring the pony trekking is well worth it and the Bushman paintings are good samples of this...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Thank you Malealea lodge for providing us with the best stay. Immediately upon arriving, we were met with friendly staff who welcomed us with information about Lesotho and the adventures we could take part in. The food was delicious, our room was cultural and homey, and we always felt safe. The atmosphere of the whole place was what made our...

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Malealea L, Public Relations Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Malealea. We certainly try to immerse visitors in the culture and encourage visitors to experience all that Lesotho has to offer. Malealea offers Lesotho in a nutshell. In your case I think we managed to get this right. Thank you for visiting Malealea and for...

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived and received friendly reception from manager who organised that the campers and farmhouse rooms are next to each other. Friendly assistance were given with the setting up of camp. The ablution was an absolute delight.The farmhouse rooms were spacious and well furnished. After some did the pony ride and drove to the waterfall we spend the afternoon on...

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Malealea L, Public Relations Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Malealea. Great to see you had an enjoyable visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to Malealea.

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome place! It was my third visit in 12 months and it didn't disappoint. The food, as always, makes you feel like you never left home...delicious home cooked meals by the very friendly and efficient staff. Our first visit, my husband couldn't sleep because the bed was too small and I think he got bitten by something so he spent...

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Malealea L, Guest Relations Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Malealea again! Malealea certainly is a great space for children and families alike to spend some time together and explore the surrounding areas or just enjoy the facilities and the wide-open spaces.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 January 2017

You want somewhere seriously off the beaten track ? This place is it. Don't expect fine dining, manicured lawns, liveried waiters. Expect warmth, kindred spirits, ADVENTURE ! And after a great day on horseback, saddleback or on foot, a very decent meal in fine company amongst friends who were strangers only yesterday.

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Malealea L, Guest Relations Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

You have summed up Malealea beautifully. Thank you for visiting and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Malealea offers Lesotho in a nutshell. Mountain Bikes, Hikes & pony treks & village walks, range from 1 hour to 6 days or longer, where you can overnight en-route in Basotho villages. A local band, using their homemade instruments, entertains guests in the evenings. Malealea is a perfect base to enter Lesotho before travelling various routes across the country. Malealea is situated in a remote and rural village, experiencing peace & tranquility - a real time warp. Directions: Drive 60 km south from Maseru , or coming from Mafeteng, drive 26 kms north, Turn at the Matelile, Qaba signpost at Motsekuao taxi corner. Drive 10 kms, fork right, drive 15 kms, turn left and drive over "The Gates of Paradise Pass" on the last 7 kms of gravel road to Malealea Lodge. ... more   less 

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Address: Malealea 0922, Lesotho
Region: Lesotho > Mafeteng District > Malealea
Price Range: £18 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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