Day Outings
Overnight Treks
Scenic Drives
& 4x4

Northern Lesotho
Southern Lesotho
Bird List
Bushman Paintings

Television & Magazines

Sesotho Greetings
Basotho Pony
Basotho Beliefs
Basotho History
Basotho Blankets

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has been selected by
Lonely Planet travel guides 2012 as one of the Top Ten Best Value Destinations from aroung the world.

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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. Drakensberg - MALEALEA - Graaff-Reinett.
For an ideal stopover between Lesotho and the Cape, visit the Royal Hotel - Bethulie near Lake Gariep in the southern Free State. The Royal Hotel has an LP vinyl collection of over 100,000 LP records and as many books


"Wayfarer, Pause and Look Upon
A Gateway of Paradise"

Inscription in the rock by Mervyn Bosworth-Smith, founder of Malealea, Trading Station in the early 1900's - now Malealea Lodge.

Lesotho is a world without fences. Breathtaking scenery abounds and every season has unique attractions. Malealea Lodge is run by the Jones Family, Mick & Di Jones both born in Lesotho and credited with more local knowledge than anyone. Jacqui, Glenn and Debbie Jones grew up in Lesotho and Michael Deutschmann have joined the team. Mick & Di Jones, both born in Lesotho and credited with more local knowledge than anyone. Various Basotho Children's choirs and a Local Basotho Band, using their local home-made instruments, entertain the guests in the evenings around a campfire.

Scenes from Malealea Lodge Gardens

A Memorable Holiday at Malealea

  • Outings range from 1 hour to 6 days or longer tailor-made to your requirements.
  • The 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 & 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 & trails are tailor made to suit your requirements.
  • All is flexible and can be arranged at a moments notice.

Specialised Outings at Malealea

  • Local Museum & School Visit.
  • Village Walks and Garden Project.
  • Sangoma - Traditional Healer appointment.
  • Local Childrens Choir & Band

Day Hikes & Pony Treks & Mountain Bike Trails

  • Botsoela Waterfall Hike, Pony Trek or Scenic Drive
  • The Pitseng Canyon & Rockpool Hike
  • The Bushman Paintings & 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 & Hiking Trails Routes:

  • The Ribaneng Waterfall Trek - 2 days and 1 night in a village
  • The Ribaneng & Mountain Pass Trek 3 days & 2 nights in villages.
  • The Ribaneng & Ketane Waterfall Trek - 4 days & 3 nights in villages.
  • The Ribaneng, Ketane & Maletsunyane Trek - 5 days & 4 nights in villages
  • Ribaneng, Ketane & Maletsunyane Trek - 6 days & 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.

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