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About Malealea Lodge & Pony Trek Centre

Malealea is situated in a remote part of Western Lesotho, breathtaking in its beauty and a chance to experience traditional Basotho life. Perfect for a 2 or 3 night stay from Johannesburg en-route to Cape Town, East London or Port Elizabeth. Lesotho is a world without fences. Breathtaking scenery abounds and every season has unique attractions. This is a chance to experience traditional Basotho life. The owners, Jones family, run Malealea Lodge. They are credited with more local knowledge than anyone. Various Basotho children’s’ choirs and a local Basotho music band using their local homemade instruments entertain the guests in the evenings around a campfire.Outings range from 1 hour to 6 days or longer tailor-made to your requirements. Overnight treks are usually about 7 hours each day. No riding experience is necessary. The huts and horses are hired from the Basotho people in remote areas. The huts are very basic and are equipped with a gas cooker, cooking and eating utensils, mattresses on the floor. On trek you experience "The Real Africa". The trails traverse spectacular mountain passes and some of Lesotho's highest waterfalls exploring Bushman paintings and experiencing "Basotho culture". Basotho Guides and a packhorse accompany the treks. Treks and trails are tailor made to suit your requirements. All is flexible and can be arranged at a moments notice. Local Museum and School Visit. Village Walks and Garden Project. Sangoma - Traditional Healer appointment. Local Children Choir and Band.Day Hikes and Pony Treks: Botsoela Waterfall Hike, Pony Trek or Scenic Drive The Pitseng Canyon and Rockpool Hike The Bushman Paintings and Echo Cave Hike or Pony Trek The "Gates of Paradise Pass" hike along the ridge of the Matelile Ridge Hikers: Take the "donkey work" out of backpacking by hiring horses to carry your luggage.Overnight Pony Trek and; Hiking Trails Routes: The Ribaneng Waterfall Trek - 2 days and 1 night in a village The Ribaneng and Mountain Pass Trek 3 days and 2 nights in villages. The Ribaneng and Ketane Waterfall Trek - 4 days and 3 nights in villages. The Ribaneng, Ketane and Maletsunyane Trek - 5 days and 4 nights in villages Ribaneng, Ketane and Maletsunyane Trek - 6 days and 5 nights in villages Lesotho adventures start at Malealea, exploring the day outings before travelling across the country. Companions can be arranged at Malealea to accompany your trip, introducing you to local chiefs, helping in locating night camping sites, and ensuring your safety.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 38 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 37
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
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Reviews for Malealea Lodge & Pony Trek Centre

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Mapuleng Masilom
02 December 2019

please improve the state of the swimming pool

Guillaume Cardon
14 October 2019

We loved the place, the village, the landscape, the hike to the paintings, the atmosphere, the food, everything was great. And the kids really enjoyed the playground and the toys, and also the warm welcome they got from the people and kids there.

Mary Bontje
04 November 2018

Nice place , nice peaple, good place to relax

Jeremy Marx
07 October 2017

Nice place for a weekend away but they definitely cater to big groups and the staff pay little attention to solo/couple travelers.

Martli de Jager
16 August 2017

Beautiful setting, but pricey meals and the portions are small. Also only received one blanket in the cold winter and we were notified that we could rent heaters... Basic needs and comfort comes at a price at Malealea.

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Malealea Lodge & Pony Trek Centre is 4.4km from the centre of Malealea , the nearest airport 41.7km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling