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“Stunning location and a beautiful hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maliba River Lodge

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Maliba River Lodge
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Stunning location and a beautiful hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Our visit was for a special birthday and the staff really went out of their way to make it a very special stay.

The rooms are gorgeous, with little private viewing decks where you can have meals if preferred. We chose to eat in the main lodge and we could not fault a thing.

Surrounded by the most breathtaking scenery the Lodge is a must if you are coming to Lesotho, it truly is a magical place.

  • Stayed April 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights in one of the self catering cottages which were well equipped, waking in the morning to the sound of the river below and the mountain views. We had a brai one night and ate in the lodge the other. The food and service were first class. Thank you for such a warm welcome

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Michelemaye
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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg
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138 reviews
116 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Maliba River Lodge

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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 
Also Known As:
Maliba River Lodge Lesotho/Tsehlanyane National Park

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