Malealea in the Media

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Accolades for Malealea

2004 – SMME in Tourism Award, Stellenbosch University

2003 – Imvelo Award, Overall Winner for Responsible Tourism

2002 – Imvelo Award, Finalist for Best Social Involvement

Malealea in newspapers & magazines

1994, November Woman’ Value Holiday on Horseback at Malealea

1995, November Getaway Pony Trekking in Lesotho – Patrick Wagner

1998, Apr & May Getaway 4 x 4 Adventure in Lesotho – David Rogers

1999, April Getaway Top 10 Affordables

1999, June Getaway Northern Lesotho – Justin Fox

2000, Sept & Oct Getaway Source of the Orange River to the Mouth – Don Pinnock

2004, April Getaway Top 15 Family Destinations

1998, May SA Country Life Pony Trekking in Lesotho – Richard van Ryneveld

2001, July SA Country Life Where the Sky’s the Limit – Jon von Ahlefeldt

2004, March SA Country Life In Cloud Country – Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit

2001, August Choice UK Lesotho – The Kingdom in the Sky

2001, Mar/Apr Wanderlust UK African Kingdoms – 

2001 Jan Newsweek Around the world with the MacPhersons. Week 26 – Pony trekking at malealea.

2001, August De Telegraaf Amsterdam Trekkers World Germany

2002, Mar The Sunday Tasmanian

2003, Apr The Age Newspaper Australia

2003, Nov The Guardian Imvelo Awards

2003, Dec Afrika-Post – Germany – Lesotho & Malealea Pony Trekking

2003, March Ski Magazine The Netherlands – Pony Trekking at Malealea.

2003, May Ceval Loisirs, France – Pony Trekking at Malealea

2005, November Sawabona In Cloud Country

2006 ToGoTo Magazine 2008, February The Sunday Times, UK Riding through Lesotho – Nick Thorpe

2008, March Geo Saison Lesotho

2008, April Getaway

2008, August Sunday Times Lesotho by 4×4

2013, April Essential Travel Magazine The Top 10 Underrated Destinations

2013, April Public Eye Cyclists descend on Malealea

2015, June Volksblad beautiful snowfall at Malealea

Malealea on television

1995 SABC Nature on Track

1995 Veronica Television – Holland Host – Daphne Dekker Pony Trekking at Malealea

1996 Getaway Explorer Pony Trekking at Malealea

1998 Getaway Explorer & Into Africa DSTV 4×4 Around Lesotho

1998 Out There Television Pony Trekking & Community Tourism at Malealea

1999 Trailblazers – Discovery Television Pony Trekking

1999 Japan Television Well Known Japanese TV Host & Grand-daughter

2000 ARD TV – Germany Lesotho & Malealea Pony Trekking

2000 African Journeys – SABC 2 Community Tourism at Malealea

2001 Sesame Street Malelea Local Band & Life of a Shepherd

2002 Curious Pictures Sharing our Voices

2003 Ampersand TV – France The Horsemen, The Basotho (filmed life story of a Pony Trek Guide )

2005 Pasella Television Pony Trekking with ex Miss South Africa – Cindy Nel

2007 Vlaanderen Vakantieland Belgium

2007 Just In Africa South Africa

2007 Russian Television Malealea, Lesotho

2008 Rough Guides Adventure Series Pony trekking with Toby Amies

2008 Going Nowhere Slowly Malealea, Lesotho

Malealea in guidebooks

  • Lonely Planet Travel Guides – Quote: ” This is one of the Gems of Lesotho and is appropriately advertised as’ Lesotho in a Nutshell’. Malealea is the best place in Lesotho to go Pony Trekking.
  • Secret Southern Africa – Readers Digest
  • Footprints
  • Let’s Go Southern Africa
  • The Greenwood Guide to South Africa and Lesotho- Special Hand-picked Accommodation.

Sunday Times UK – Five of the Best Ethical Holidays

January 28, 2001

  • Southern Africa – Pony Trekking at Malealea & Game Watching at Madikwe
  • Nepal – trekking to the DUDH KUND
  • Egypt – Riding and Walking with Camels
  • America – Hiking & Riding with the Navajo in the canyon country of Arizona
  • Ecuador – Trekking along trails laid down by the Yungas in the Maquipucuma cloud forest