The Malealea Lodge is nestled in the Makhomalong Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Maloti Mountains. Mick and Di Jones bought the Malealea Lodge in 1986, back when it was a trading post with a mere few beds. Since then, it has grown into a solar-powered 90-bed complex famous for pony trekking and mountain biking. Di has retired to Clarens and runs a guesthouse there. – https://clarensbutterflybeds.co.za/. Sadly Mick passed away in January 2020. The next generation, Jackie, Glenn, Debbie and Michael are now involved with running the lodge.
Supporting this community that we call home is a priority that colors all of our decisions. We helped to found the Malealea Development Trust and keep their offices on our premises. We also run a mountain biking club for orphaned children in the area. They practice every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Every member of our wonderful staff is from the surrounding village and we make it a priority to empower them with new skills, further enriching this community.
We hope that you will come stay with us and discover all that we and Malealea have to offer.