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Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge

Maseru, Lesotho
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Kirchseeon, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Trading Lodge is good, but if you like countryside, stay at the adventure lodge, it´s brilliant. Wonderful countryside and an extremely friendly and competent staff. The cabin we stayed in was clean and tidy, prices are okay. Food was okay, everything we needed really. Take a walk to the local ladies wool shop and buy some Lesotho wool and... More 

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Jenny T, Manager at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for submitting a review & especially for mentioning the community centre with the beautiful handmade wool & mohair products made by the local crafters. We like to support the local villagers wherever we can. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

A place of rustic quality and breathtaking views. We attended a wedding here in November and we were looked after and pampered like royalty. This is a place of peaceful relaxation but with the opportunities to be more extremely adventurous if required. As a wedding venue this place was stunning!!

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Ladybrand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Great accommodation! The most beautiful venue I've been to this year! The food is great. I loved doing the wedding photos at this venue they are friendly and the views are to die for! A wedding photographers dream venue!

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Irun, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

50 km north of Semonkong is Ramabanta, a small village, in the middle of the mountains, valleys and rivers. 100% Lesotho atmosphere. And the best is that there´s a very good lodge and the access is fine for a sedan car: Ramabanta Trading Post. Price for camping 85 R/pp. Also rooms. There´s a kitchen, braai. Very good, clean. Really recommended.... More 

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Jenny T, Owner at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in our very special lodge overlooking the majestic mountains of Lesotho. We have made great impovements this year so you need to come back to enjoy the new decks while taking in the scenic views. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. More 

Knysna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We'd read about Ramabanta Trading Lodge in 4x4 books/magazines and it really lives up to its excellent reputation. This was by far the best place we stayed in a 10-day trip, and way best value for money. We arrived at 6pm and were made very welcome by Alex. Our room was spacious with a separate lounge/dining area, a king-sized bed,... More 

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Jenny T, Owner at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for TripAdvisor. I am so glad you has such a good stay at Ramabanta while in Lesotho recently. Our staff really try hard to help guests & to meet all their needs. Alex is excellent at doing this & has motivated the whole team of staff to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Alex, the manager of that lodge, has given us really nice detailed routes for mountain biking in the area, it's just great and unspoiled. We did not plan to stop at the beginning and finally ended up camping 2 nights. We recommend this peaceful place.

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Jenny T, Owner at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge, responded to this review

Ramabanta has stunning bike trails to explore & I am glad you had a good experience of awesome rides while camping at the lovely Ramabanta Trading Post . There are lots more for to come & enjoy. Thank you for the review More 

Toledo, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Lovely accommodations, first-rate home cooking and superlative scenery make staying here a superb experience. The site is secluded and wholly safe with an attentive staff. (Be aware that their power comes from a generator that is shut off at 10 PM. It is cold on winter nights, but paraffin heaters are provided ). Lots of off-road bikers(motor and self-propelled) use... More 

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Jenny T, Owner at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, So glad you had a good stay at Ramabanta - a very special place with stunning scenery . It is lovely to welcome friends & guests to the Lodge Thank you for your review More 

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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This is favourite place to stay in Lesotho. Its remote, but close to the main road and easy to get to. Friendly staff and great home type cooked meals. The scenary is super rad! Not to mention the great mountain biking and at your fingertips. Although there are marked trails, bring a map or do some google earth research. Note... More 

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Jenny T, Owner at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge, responded to this review

The setting at Ramabanta high up overlooking the Makhaleng Valley is very special & everyone who stays wants to get out to explore the area or they are happy to just relax & enjoy the outdoors in the lovely gardens. Thank you for the review More 

Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Ramabanta several times, but this was the first time I stayed. It was wonderful. The renovated lodge is beautiful. The meals were excellent and the staff was most accommodating. This will not be my last visit and stay. Really looking forward to a return.

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Jenny T, Owner at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Ramabanta Lodge.The building alterations & improvements are stunning & after the rains, the gardens are lovely ,making this a very special place to visit . I hope we will see you again soon. More 

Ericeira, Portugal
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I were travelling though Lesotho in December 2014 and stopped in at Ramabanta because we´d read really good reviews of the place and because, according to a website that handles their bookings (http://malealeatours.com/ramabanta-trading-post.html) they still had vacancies. We hadn't booked ahead because there seemed, according to the website mentioned above, there was still quite a lot of... More 

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Jenny T, Owner at Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our lodge. Please can you tell me what dates you wanted to stay in December as that will identify the staff team on duty at that time. We are not directly connected to Malealea Tours on their on-line booking system as they only handle their own lodge on-line. Our bookings done... More 

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