Activities

From exploring our mountains by Basotho pony or mountain bike, to experiencing our valley’s culture on guided village tours or at a meeting with a spiritual healer, to learning about conservation at Faneuel Musi’s amazing reclaimed donga, you will never have a bored moment here. In fact, you will probably have a list of reasons to come back.

Please visit our reception office to schedule any activity you are interested in. Our reception office folks are very knowledgeable and responsive. You can schedule your activities on the day of, or in advance. You can explore the activity pages in this section to find out more about each offering.

Malealea Activities Rates

Malealea Lodge Pony Trek & Mountain Bike Centre – Lesotho

Optional Activities Rates for 2017 – All is flexible and can be arranged at a moment’s notice on site.

Rate Hikes (pp) Pony Treks (pp) Mountain Bikes (pp)
1 person 2 ppl 3+ ppl
Village Tour – 1 hr 15 290 205 185
Village Tour & School – 2 hrs 40
Village, School & Museum. + 3 hrs 75
Musi’s Reclaimed Donga – 2 hrs 30
Bushman Paintings 2 – 3hrs 45 425 300 275
Top of Gorge – 2hrs 30 425 300 275
Pitseng Gorge – 3hrs 45
Pitseng Day Hike from 6 hrs 90
Botsoela Waterfall from 4hrs 60 470 320 290
Waterfall & Bushman Paintings – 5-7 hrs 75 500 375 300
Griffiths Day Ride from 6hrs 500 375 300
Overnight Pony Treks per day 800 540 500
plus village huts per night 120 120 120
Overnight Hikes with packhorses per day – ratio of 2 people to 1 packhorse 585 585 292.5 195
plus huts per night 120 120 120 120
Extra Packhorse per day 585
Ambulance Horse on request for hikers 195
Overnight Hikes carrying own backpacks, A camping gas cooker is a neccesity to bring with you. (Ratio of 6 pax to 1 guide) 200 200 100 70
plus huts per night 120 120 120 120
Mountain bikes – half day (includes guide) 250
Mountain bikes -full day (includes guide) 400
Transfers from Maseru Airport to Malealea and vice versa – each way – per vehicle 900
Sangoma appointments can be made at the lodge for about 4.30pm. The rate is R60pp. (Please only make an appointment for those people really interested).
Local Band and Choir perform every evening from 6 – 7pm in the summer months and from 5:30 – 6:30 from May to September. Suggested donations are R30pp for the choir and R25pp for the band.
Notes:
Day hike rates
R15pp per hour, plus R10pp for the School Visit and plus R15pp for the Museum Visit. The guides, school and museum are paid from the fees. The balance of the income from the hiking trails is donated to the Malealea Development Trust, which has funded 3 classrooms, a pre-primary School, a handicraft centre, various small business projects, a community hall. In 2016 the Makheteng School received funding for the upgrade of toilets, cooking facilities and a fence for the entire area of the school. For more info on The Malealea Development Trust go to www.malealeadevtrust.org
Day Pony Treks
Pony Treks are sent off daily as required. No discount for children as horses are hired from many individual Basotho owners. Small children wanting to go on pony treks can take a walking guide @ R20 per hour extra to lead the horses.
Overnight Pony Treks rates are per person per day, plus night in village: From 1 day – 6 days or longer on request.
Overnight Pony Treks rates exclude meals and are self-catering. Request a quote for a fully catered pony trek
Please bring food and a sleeping bag for trek. Sleeping bags are available for hire at the lodge if you don’t have your own.
Medical insurance number required for an emergency exit and wearing of supplied helmets compulsory.
If you are doing overnight pony treks or hikes, please ask for the pony trek info to be emailed to you.
Tips
Giving tips are optional. We are always asked about tips for pony trek guides. We suggested you give R40.00 per day per group. This is entirely optional, as the horses are hired from the horse owners. Old clothes are always appreciated as a tip and for the Malealea Development Trust.