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Main Street, Malealea, Maseru 0922, Lesotho
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Malealea Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I did a day trip to malealea. The scenery was was great on the journey to the lodge. We got to see the people who tend cattle at the side of the roadway and stopped to talk to the locals. The lodges are beautiful and I got to see the inside of them . They are very artistic and set... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We arrived at Malealea quite late in the afternoon, but when we arrived everything was 100%, braai's were ready, rooms sorted and we were a group of 30 people and we had absolutely no hassles. Breakfast in the morning was great, only problem we had was the gas geyser not working, and having to find someone to help at 6... More

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Charlbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

All the positives in these reviews are spot on! This place integrates with the local village community (it employs 30 people) and while it provides the visitor with comfort, it does not do so in an ostentatious or embarrassing way. I was quite relieved it was grotty in parts, given the wretched conditions most of the 2m Lesotho people live... More

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Broome, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a once in a lifetime experience of the glorious mountain kingdom of Lesotho made possible by the present owners who have carried on the legacy of providing a hub for local initiatives development and for service to tourism. It is not just the stunning beauty of the locality but that it represents the last frontiers in a world... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The accomodation is not bad - but for what you get, it starts getting a bit expensive (600 ZAR is not a lot of money, but the room is not a lot of accomodation :-)). Dinner was pretty good (you just dine together in a big room, whatever is on the menu), breakfast rather ok. The grounds are nice, but... More

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Houston, Texas
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19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We decided to spend three nights at the Malealea Lodge and rented a Basutho Hut. We rented over the phone and no deposit was required. The gps did not bring us on the right road so do follow the website directions. We chose to go Pony Trekking for 2 days, 1 night in a local village and it was worth... More

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Montagu, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Being conscious of carrying a heavy caravan I asked the lsdy on booking is this road to malealea okay for a caravan...she said its no problem, only 7 kms of dirt. Forgetting to tell me that there is a 90' degree pass to go down! We had to ask someone to pull us out the next day as the vehicle... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The lodge is located in a beautiful valley, and having only spent two nights my deepest regret is that we did not have more time to explore the country. We drove in from SA in a 2-wheel drive vehicle; 4x4 would have been easier, and allowed us to explore further into the country, but is not necessary to reach the... More

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Pretoria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Malealea is one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit, and the Lodge, though basic, compliments the location very well. I was a single traveller on my way back to JHB, on a two day stop over a festive season family visit at the coast. I spent two nights, and did some reading, relaxing and hiking. The accommodation... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

On first arriving at Malealea Lodge, after a week of travelling around remote Lesotho, first impressions were that it was in an area of less impressive scenery and 'real life Lesotho' than we had seen. However, our opinions quickly changed. We ended up staying for four nights in total in one of the cheaper 'backpackers' rondavels. This consisted of a... More

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Address: Main Street, Malealea, Maseru 0922, Lesotho
Location: Lesotho > Maseru District > Maseru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Malealea Lodge Lesotho/Maseru

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Malealea offers Lesotho in a nutshell. Hiking & pony trekking trails range from 1 hour to 6 days or longer, where you can overnight 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 on various routes across the country. Malealea is situated in a remote and rural village, experiencing peace & tranquility - a time warp. ... more   less 
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