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Maliba River Lodge
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed at Maliba in the river lodges and what a great experience it was! We were greeted by friendly staff, who were always available and ready to help. The restaurant served food that was out of this world! The views, the atmosphere, the whole experience was 5 star. Thank you Maliba!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Awesome, peaceful and serene getaway. Feels very removed from civilization- great for introspection

Remember to stock up on basic groceries if you doing self catering- no shops for about 50 kms

This place is highly recommended if you're looking for time out and away.

The service and staff are outstanding and ever willing to help

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Asma S
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This chalet is nicely located on a river, in the middle of scenic Leotho Mountains. The chalets have 4 bed rooms with 2 beds each, so it pays-off to come in a group of 6-8 people. 100% self-catering in a clean kitchen with all dishes being provided (watch the meat on the border, veterinerian inspecitions). Hiking to Black pools or further is a great nature experience. Summary: Great stay. t

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank NikiAustria
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

The reception when we arrived was superb. We were welcomed with handshakes and cool towels by friendly staff. The 4-bedroom chalet was comfortable and spotless with good linen and towels. The kitchen is well equipped with oven and big fridge. The setting of these luxury chalets is memorable with views of the mountains rising across the river.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank KarooPassion
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

The river chalets are self-catering, 4 bedroom units.
It is more than sufficient for your purposes with under-floor heating, electric blankets,e tc. It can however do with a fireplace and we had trouble with a lack of enough hot water. Otherwise there is a Weber braai and the kitchen has all the basics.
We had nice hikes on the routes provided and the kids had lovely Basotho pony rides.
We were here previously and was looking forward to cocktails on the deck of the main lodge. Unfortunately this burned down a month ago and nobody informed us - they are rebuilding so we will have to visit again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank lcrause
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

My wife and I stayed - together with my son and daughter-in-law and another couple of friends for 4 nights in one of the riverside houses. Nearly everything about the house and it's servicing was excellent. We have no hesitation in recommending this for a high quality self catering location in beautiful surroundings. Our slight niggles were with small things that were just a little 'tired'. Examples were the doors that stuck, the rickety barbecue kettle, the toilet cistern that didn't refill without a little coercion and the shower head that leaked in all directions. If those were fixed - and perhaps a little attention to redecoration we would have rated it as 'Excellent'.
Let's be clear, this is a location that demands activity! There are great walks(perhaps better classified as 'hikes') and organised horse rides to die for - or on! These are not for the feint hearted! The reward, however, is an experience that should leave indelible memories of 'oneness' with horse and terrain!! The horse guides are excellent! Visits to the Mountain Lodge for drinks or just to 'chill' were very pleasant indeed. The welcome was always warm from every staff member we encountered and the helpfulness unlimited.
It is possible to visit and just enjoy the ambience and views but the real opportunity is to enjoy those as fill-ins between 'walking', horse riding and possible village visits(but we didn't try those).
One small disappointment for my wife and I was - despite the presence of much interesting bird life - Maliba could only offer us a list of the birds we might find: they did not offer any form of guided birding. We think they are missing a potential market and an additional pastime for some general guests.

Before we forget, the service staff for the accommodation were simply delightful!!

We hope to be back!!

Room Tip: All the four houses looked good to us!
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We had a fantastic time at Maliba River lodge. So tranquil, peaceful and beautiful. We couldn't believe that these chalets were only rated 3 stars! It definitely deserves 5 stars! The staff at Maliba were also great and the food at the lodge outstanding. We would certainly return and strongly recommend Maliba as the ideal breakaway.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
2  Thank Alet-Mari G
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Additional Information about Maliba River Lodge

Address: Tsehlanyane National Park 400, Lesotho
Region: Lesotho > Butha-Buthe District > Tsehlanyane National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tsehlanyane National Park
Price Range: £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Based within the borders of Tsehlanyane National Park, Maliba River Lodges are self catering retreats set in a pristine wilderness valley deep in the North of Lesotho's breathtaking Maluti/Drakensberg Mountains and only 4½ hours from Johannesburg. The River Lodges offer modern, self catering and serviced accommodation which is perfect for larger families, groups of friends or even couples that want an affordable getaway where they can relax in peace and serenity. Activities include hiking, pony trekking, 4x4 trails, skiing at Afriski, birding, swimming in natural rock pools and community visits.Gourmet meals, bar facilities and internet access is available at the Mountain lodge which is on the same property. ... more   less 
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Maliba River Lodge Lesotho/Tsehlanyane National Park

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