Activities Rates

Optional Activities Rates up until 31 March, 2022 – All is flexible and can be arranged at a moment’s notice on site.
Rates Hikes (pp) Pony Treks (pp) Pony Treks (pp) Pony Treks (pp) Mountain Bikes (pp)
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax or more
Cultural Village Tour – 1 hr 30 380 290 240
Cultural Village Tour – 2 hrs 50
Cultural Village Tour – 3 hrs 85
Musi’s Donga = 2 hrs 50
Bushman Paintings 2 – 3hrs 60 550 380 330
Top of Gorge – 2hrs 40 550 380 330
Pitseng Gorge – 3hrs 60
Pitseng Day Hike from 6 hrs 120
Botsoela Waterfall from 4hrs 80 640 440 380
Waterfall & Bushman Paintings – 5 hrs 100 690 500 420
Griffiths Day Ride from 6hrs 690 500 420
Overnight Pony Treks per person per day
1100 690 620
plus village huts per person per night 140 140 140
Overnight Hikes with packhorses per person per day – ratio of 2 people to 1 packhorse
760 760 380 380
plus huts per per person per night 140 140 140 140
Extra Packhorse per day 760
Ambulance Horse on request for hikers 350
Overnight Hikes carrying own backpacks, A camping gas cooker is a neccesity to bring with you. (Ratio of 6 pax to 1 guide) 250 250 250 250
plus huts per per person per night 140 140 140 140
Mountain bikes – half day (includes guide) 300
Mountain bikes -full day (includes guide) 450
Transfers from Maseru Airport to Malealea and vice versa – each way – per vehicle 1300
Sangoma appointments can be made at the lodge for about 4.30pm. The rate is R70pp. (Please only make an appointment for those people really interested).
Local Band and Choir perform every evening from 5:30 – 6:30pm in the summer months and from 5:00 – 6:00 from May to September. Suggested donations are R30pp for the choir and R25pp for the band.
Day hike rates
R20pp per hour for the Village Cultural Tour, R15pp for the Museum Visit, R5pp for the local beer brewing and R5pp for a talk with the local Chief as additional add-ons.The guides, beer brewing, Chief 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. Please visit for more info. All other hikes are R15 per person per hour.
NB: The only money that needs to be handed over on a community village walk is for the buying of food, drinks, handicrafts etc. If you feel you would like to donate or contribute to the community please contact the MDT (Malealea Development Trust) – the small basotho hut office around the corner from reception. If you give cash to individuals on the tour, it is not guaranteed that your money will reach its intended destination. If you inform the MDT that you would like to donate to the school, for example, the MDT will collect all donated cash intended for the schools and distribute this equally amongst the many schools in the area. This also ensures that other schools benefit and not just the school conveniently located near the lodge.
Day Pony Treks
Pony Treks are sent off daily as required. If you have small children, please enquire at reception for family discounts. 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.