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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Though this lodge might not be able to compete with the other popular lodges of Southern Africa in terms of Luxury or style, what it comes loaded with is character. And that is the very reason why this is considered as an institution in Lesotho. A Backpacker's legendary hangout, it is a great place to connect with other interesting travelers...

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Malealea L, Public Relations Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very concise review and sharing of information which is very accurate and useful for other guests.

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing place! definitely worth a visit! Don't miss out the choir and the band! You can do many activities there and even if is cold the place can be very cosy! There is a nice bar.. We enjoyed ourselves in some nice amarula during the afternoon

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Treviso, Italy
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I spent a great day with a guide from Malealea Lodge! He showed to me and my friends the rock polls of Malealea with professionalism and patience. The place is not so easy to reach, you have to hike, walk, run but it was very funny and our guide was ready to help us in every time. Anyway, I suggest...

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The only cold attitude between all of these friendly staff is that of this snowman we build next to our hut with a great view of these snow covered mountains. And then to top it all of we had way to much well prepared food during dinner and spoilt with a traditional breakfast. . Please keep your great service up...

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Malealea L, Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review and we look forward to seeing you back at Malealea in the near future.

Reviewed 30 July 2016

We did not know what to expect going to Lesotho. But Malealea opened our eyes. It is remote, surrounded by beautiful mountains. The people are poor but they are incredibly friendly. The children will melt your heart. The visit to the village school house and orphanage was humbling. If you go, do not forget to bring clothes to donate. Our...

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Malealea L, Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chenit Thank you for your glowing response. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Malealea and we look forward to seeing you back in the near future.

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed this weekend July 2016 for 2 nights and found the service, staff, and accommodation to be incredibly welcoming. 3 young kids who just loved the play ground, camp grounds, and friendly staff Also the communal kitchen really helped us with kids snacks in between meal times. Glenn (the manager) and Jackie were proactive in arranging dinner and food...

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Malealea L, Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Daniel Thank you for the kind words and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I traveled here with a group of 6 to get a Lesotho experience in a week's time. Glenn, the proprietor of the lodge was amazingly helpful from the start. Our transfer from Maseru was seamless. Our activities were all booked in advance (horseback riding, homestay visit), but there was plenty of room for additions and alterations. The meals on property...

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Malealea L, Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and I'm glad you had a good stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Central SA
Reviewed 17 July 2016

What a wonderful experience, Michael, Debbie, Glen, Nadia and Jackie, you made our stay so pleasant. Your lodg is beautiful, we enjoyed the coffee shop very much. The pony trek trip on the Saturday was incredible, beautiful sight seeing and an amazing experience. We will be back.

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Malealea L, Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Rob Thank you for the kind review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. See you soon

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband and my brother-in-law and I stayed here and had to extend our stay because we were enjoying our time so much. A family business that has been empowering the local community for year. Set up through a Development Trust, employing locals, leveraging the community's ponies for treks, etc. An amazing place to come and visit to really experience...

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Malealea L, Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Malealea and we're happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll be back soon

Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place is wonderful. Shame about the drought as we only had water for four hours per day. The lodge has good self catering facilities, but the village shops aren't well stocked so it's better to bring supplies from Maseru. Possible to organise all sort of activities including horse riding and trekking by employing inexpensive local guides. Glenn was really...

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Malealea L, Manager at Malealea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am happy to inform you that the drought is finally over and we've also had good snow this winter so the water table should be back to normal. We hope you'll manage to visit Malealea again to experience what Lesotho should look like in the summer.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Malealea offers Lesotho in a nutshell. Mountain Bikes, Hikes & pony treks & village walks, range from 1 hour to 6 days or longer, where you can overnight en-route in Basotho villages. A local band, using their homemade instruments, entertains guests in the evenings. Malealea is a perfect base to enter Lesotho before travelling various routes across the country. Malealea is situated in a remote and rural village, experiencing peace & tranquility - a real time warp. Directions: Drive 60 km south from Maseru , or coming from Mafeteng, drive 26 kms north, Turn at the Matelile, Qaba signpost at Motsekuao taxi corner. Drive 10 kms, fork right, drive 15 kms, turn left and drive over "The Gates of Paradise Pass" on the last 7 kms of gravel road to Malealea Lodge. ... more   less 

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Address: Malealea 0922, Lesotho
Region: Lesotho > Mafeteng District > Malealea
Price Range: ₹ 1,639 - ₹ 9,558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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“Rooms far from the stage are quite and reachable by car”
 of 5 bubbles Laurafloating, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a traditional round hut with ensuite bath.”
 of 5 bubbles chenitf, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Just let Jacki know when you book what you prefer - they are very helpful to provide”
 of 5 bubbles Z8348BLdanielb, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful rondavels set amongst the beauty that Lesotho has to offer.”
 of 5 bubbles nmandroski, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Lot of rooms are somewhat jaded and the resort needs to start on refurbishment in phases real soon”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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