From R468 PPS

Maliba Mountain Lodge

From R468 PPS



The Kingdom of Lesotho sits at more than 1000m above sea level and gives this small country its other name, the "Kingdom in the Sky". This luxurious lodge offers a tranquil retreat set in a pristine high altitude, sub alpine Wilderness valley deep in the north of Lesotho's breath-taking Maluti and Drakensburg Mountains. The lodge is situated within the borders of Ts'ehlanyane National Park, a four and a half hour drive from Johannesburg and six hours from Durban on tarred roads.

Guests can relax in one of six spacious luxury chalets, enjoy scenic mountain landscapes from their own private balconies and enjoy the pampering attention of our friendly staff. The main lodge features a gourmet restaurant & bistro, two bars with quiet discreet areas to relax in with views of the surrounding mountains. Guests have a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of the landscape on horseback, go hiking along the various mountain trails, enjoy a visit to the cultural village or indulge in a massage on their private deck. Maliba Lodge also offers a kids club to keep your little ones entertained.


Guests are accommodated in one of six private and luxurious Basotho-style mountain chalets. Each chalet is over 80m2 in size and is tastefully decorated with natural earthy tones. Warmth and comfort are key elements that have been incorporated into the design of the chalets. The warm design element has been expressed by under-floor heating, electric blankets, heated towel rails and wall panels which create a comfortable living environment for guests during the cooler months. The highlight of the warm design element is the open fireplace in each chalet that sets the evening mood for a romantic discussion of the day's events. A deep 2 person bath offers guests breathtaking views as one relaxes and soaks up the tranquil surroundings. A private viewing deck, nestled in the trees provides guests with a completely unique way to touch the heart of the Lesotho Mountains, losing oneself in the charm of the peaceful surroundings.
Other accommodation exists within Maliba Lodge's concession area in the form of four self catering River Lodges. These thatched houses are modern and are situated at the junction of 2 rivers. Each contains 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and are fully self contained and serviced. Rates are room only.


Meals will be one of the many highlights during ones stay at Maliba. Open fireplaces fill the restaurant with warmth and character, setting the mood for that perfect evening. All meals are expertly prepared to a high standard from fresh ingredients by the talented chefs. The service is professional, catering for your every need while not being obtrusive in any manner. Meals are either served in the restaurant or on special request meals can be served in the private chalets for intimate and memorable occasions. A fully stocked bar and wine cellar is available for guests to order whatever they decide compliments the exquisite food


Chalets Have The Following Facilities:
- Open fire place
- Private deck nestled in the tree tops
- Bathroom views
- Mood lighting
- Stocked bar fridges
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Electronic personal safes
- Central Fan
- Hair dryers
- Covered veranda
- Under floor heating and/or heat panels
- Electric blankets
- Same day laundry facility
- All rooms overlook the indigenous forest and the Maluti mountains
- Satellite TV and DVD player
- A portable TV & DVD player is available on request by pre booking this with the duty manager. An extensive DVD library is available as well


The thatched lodge offers a spacious dining area and large open domed lounge, boasting four fire places and several secluded seating areas. The dining area and lounge open onto a covered verandah overlooking the spectacular Maluti Mountains. There is a private dining and conference area on mezzanine floor above the bar. There is also a full bar service and communal satellite TV.


- Large curved hardwood wooden deck with sun loungers
- Undercover furnished veranda
- Octagonal fire pit deck nestled in the tree tops
- Indigenous high altitude botanical garden (highest in Africa)
- Waterfall & natural rock swimming pool within the grounds

The Activities at Maliba Lodge offer guests a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of the tranquil natural surroundings.
- As Maliba lodge is situated within a private leased area of Tsehlanyane National Park we have on our doorstep several secluded marked mountain bush trails & bridle paths for exploration. On going exploration continues into remoter parts of the park and further trials will be accessible over time.
- Tsehlanyane National Park is blessed with an abundance of fresh clean water emanating from the pristine un-spoilt mountains. Many rock natural pools exist for swimming, exploring and relaxing by.
- Plant species richness is very high within the park and provisional estimates are that in excess of 220 flowering plant species are present. Best time to view these is from spring to summer
- Of some 24 mammalian species recorded in the Highlands area many are resident (although elusive) within the park.
- Limited surveys undertaken by field staff on birds within the park show a provisional list indicating the presence of some 69 species. Any additions to this list are welcome.
- Guided horse riding is available on local Lesotho ponies, renowned for being firm underfoot even on the rugged slopes of the Lesotho mountainside.
- One of the last remaining old growth indigenous Lesotho woodlands is to be found within the park
- 3km from the lodge are several natural Basotho villages where one can safely wander and explore everyday life. If you prefer to be shown around by an experienced local guide, guided walks can be arranged into this area
- Afriski is situated 2 hours drive from the lodge and is Africa�s highest ski resort (seasonal between June-September). Our reservations team can organize skiing packages to here when in season or just take a day drive and a picnic lunch.
- Liphofung caves and museum is 1 hour drive from Maliba.Originally used by the San and other Stone Age people, the walls contain important rock art and a rich archaeological deposit of Stone Age implements occurs on the floor. Later, King Moshoeshoe �the Great� used the cave as a stopover when visiting that part of the kingdom.
- Katse dam is 3 hour drive away and has the highest dam in Africa
- Bokong Nature Reserve is roughly 2 hours away and is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Lepagoa Valley, the visitor centre has a picnic site and interpretative trail to the top of the Lepaqoa Falls.
- Clarens is situated in South Africa just 1 hours drive from the lodge and is an artists' haven with many well-known artists either living in or frequenting the village on a regular basis with many art galleries scattered around the village square. The tranquil village ambience combined with scenic views and a mild summer climate makes for the ideal for a visit.
- Guided Educational Community Tours into the local Basotho community
- Guided Educational Dinosaur Footprint Tours with the option of a further hike to a view point
- Tranquil massage treatments in the Spa
- Archery at the range

- Very special romantic turndowns
- Children turndowns
- Special birthday and anniversary surprises
- Remote dining
- Gourmet picnic meals
- Transfers
- Local Basotho dancing and singing held on a regular basis
- Guided walks and drives by prior arrangement
- Special meal requests


Room Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Mini Bar
  • Non-Smoking
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

On Site Facilities

Local Facilities




  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Average Response Time: 23 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • Tourism Grading Council:
  • *****
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Tsehlanyane National Park , Maliba Mountain Lodge has been voted Best Establishment in Tsehlanyane National Park  for 2018Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Tsehlanyane National Park , Maliba Mountain Lodge has been voted Best Value for Money in Tsehlanyane National Park  for 2018


Tsehlanyane National Park , Lesotho

Map Maliba Mountain Lodge in Tsehlanyane National Park  Butha Buthe (District)  Lesotho

Guest Comments

Maliba is beautifully located. The self-catering accommodation is in pristine condition with very helpful staff.

- David Harrison23 Dec 2018

One of the best places in the world for those who love nature and still believe in the wonders of God. The people are so friendly, good service is like second nature to them. It is all, and more, that a five star should be.
- Sello Loate26 Dec 2012

The staff was fabulous and always willing to help. The portions of food were a little small for my husband, but they always gave us more if we asked. I would certainly go back. The perfect place to recharge.
- Juanita Jellows19 Mar 2012

It is a lovely spot and the view from the main building is spectacular. The view from the lodge itself is not that good because of the vegetation in front of the porch.Very helpful and nice staff, lack a bit of skill and information on the place.
- Henrik Jerkrot12 Mar 2012

We had issues with heating which took a long time to sort out and we were charged to pay by cc which we were never warned about. Beautiful setting, nice venue and food.
- vanessa bunn08 May 2011

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