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Maliba River Lodge
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All reviewsriver lodgeself cateringmajestic mountainsspectacular viewswould highly recommend this placeliving areawe ate breakfastbedroom houseon footbeautiful locationa great place to stayservice was excellentlong drivestayed for nightsstaraccommodationlounge
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

When we first received our quote for this beautiful hotel, we couldn't believe it. So naturally we were a bit skeptical, but it was truly great value for money. The River Lodges are roomy and homey and we were lucky to get one with a fireplace, which was great - the lodges without fireplaces do get cold though. Friendly and efficient staff too. Definitely worth the drive down to Lesotho!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Palesa M
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

With a setting in the mountains, how can you go wrong? Great value for money and helpful and efficient staff. We stayed in the River Lodges and even though they are rated 3 stars, it should be more. Can't complain at all about this beautiful hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Palesa M
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I have just returned from a fantastic weekend at Maliba River Lodge in Lesotho. The lodges are great, very well stocked with all you need for a self catering stay incluidng a nice fireplace to keep you warm. Only chalets number 1 & 4 have fireplaces at present. The self catering lodges are right on the river and you are surrounded by mountains on all sides. We did the 6,5 km upper and river walking trail which has some amazing views, frozen streams and natural swimming pools in the river. The water is crystal clean and drinkable straight from the stream. The horse rides are also good and the mountain ponies are well trained, so dont hesitate to go on a ride. The drive in from the Caledonpoort border post takes about 1 hr, it is only 45km to the lodge but the speed limit is 50kp/h. The scenery along this drive is spectacular and there are lots of opportunities to take pictures of the locals going about their normal daily routines. The farmers are busy harvesting the corn at this time of the yr so there is lots of activity on the roads with ox carts loaded with corn.
I look forward to booking again for next yr - hopefully we will get some snow next time.
At Maliba they are busy rebuilding the main lodge which burnt down last year. It is expected to be completed by end August this year. This does not detract from Maliba as they have a temporary facility that has all the necessary odcons to keep you happy, ie lounge with fireplace, bar, restaurant etc.

Room Tip: River Lodge Chalets 1 & 4 have fireplaces so be sure to book these units
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We were staying in Unit 1 at the 3 star Riverside Lodge (should be 5 star). The Unit was beautiful & clean. We received a warm welcome by reception and the gentlemen at the unit. He quickly transformed all the beds to double beds, light the fire. We started relaxing from our arrival until departure. We will definitely visit again. Thank you all at Maliba Lodge to help make this a break-away from city life (Gauteng) to remember.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Alda W
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

1. Please consider putting a TV or a radio in the River lodge rooms. Coming from South Africa, we didn't have network, so that would have been good to stay in touch with the word.

2. We were charged R160 for parking which was never mentioned anywhere on the checklist. We had the money so we paid for it - but it would have been a different story if we didn't have money. So maybe this should be a fee that is mentioned so we also don't think its a scam.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Concious M
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