Malealea Lodge Information
malealea lodge, mtb & pony Trek centre - lesotho
Lesotho is a world without fences. Breathtaking scenery abounds and every season has unique attractions. Malealea Lodge is situated in a remote part of Western Lesotho, perfect for a 2 to 3 night stay en-route from Johannesburg to Cape Town or Drakensberg to Wild Coast or Garden Route.
The lodge consists of an assortment of buildings from old farmhouse buildings to en-suite thatched rooms and rondavels and camping.
For the more adventurous, there are hikes, pony treks, mountain bike and 4 x 4 trails to suit every level of fitness.
There is plenty of cultural interaction with the local village where you can visit the pre-school, go on village walks and visit the museum. A local band and children’s choir perform every evening. Experience Basotho Culture in Lesotho.
Relax on the lodge lawns, fill up on the ”world famous” scrumptious home cooked meals and carrot cake and breathe in the surrounding peaceful nature and beauty. “MALEALEA OFFERS LESOTHO IN A NUTSHELL”
SOLAR POWER: There is no electricity - Malealea Lodge is running on Solar Power, from 7am to 10pm at night. In overcast conditions, we switch off the power during the day to conserve the batteries.
MEALS: are served at the lodge.
Linen and towels are provided, except for the forest hut rates.
Gas Heaters are available for hire @ R100 per room per night during the winter months.
PLEASE BRING TORCHES - FLASHLIGHTS.
MUSIC: No music from cars or radios is allowed to be played on the property. Musical instruments are allowed to be played until 10pm. We have the right to ask musicians to stop if other guests are being disturbed.
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 for a small donation.
Optional Day Activities - All is flexible and can be arranged at a moments notice on site.
Old clothes are always appreciated as a tip and for the Malealea Development Trust. https://www.malealeadevelopmenttrust.org/
The facilities available at the Lodge are strictly reserved for the use of residents.
There are two self-catering communal kitchen which are very basic with only the essential items. They do have gas cookers, fridges and portable braais.
A bar with Pool Table and small curio shop on site, firewood & charcoal for sale
Children’s TV room.
2 large halls for conferences.
A large games room with pool table and table tennis table.
Swimming pool during summer months only. In drought conditions, it serves as a reservoir and the water is used to supply water to the lodge. It is not a crystal blue pool, and its main purpose is to bring welcome relief on a hot summers day.
Clay Tennis Court (Tennis rackets and balls are available for hire). Private Tennis lessons from a TSA qualified coach available on request.
Children’s playground with jungle gym and trampoline
Visit the Handicraft Centre to buy your Lesotho souveniours.
There is WiFi available which makes use of the Vodacom Lesotho mobile tower which provides 3G. Provided the weather is good (strong winds, multiple cloudy days affect the signal) internet is stable. The first 50MB are for free and thereafter, WIFI vouchers are available at the Bar for R50 for 500MB. Please note that internet sometimes is very slow in the evenings and if there are too many people connected at once.
If you prefer you could bring a 3G toggle/modem and purchase a Vodacom Lesotho sim at any Vodacom Lesotho store or at the border posts where you can also register the sim using your passport as an ID before you get to Malealea . Purchase some prepaid airtime and transfer to data. This is your best bet if you want to work whilst in Lesotho.