MALEALEA LODGE in LESOTHO has been selected by 
Lonely Planet travel guides 2012 as one of the Top Ten Best Value Destinations from around the world.

Camping, budget forest & basotho huts, farmhouse en-suite to more comfortable en-suite rondavels and rooms

"Malealea is perfect for a 2 or 3 night stay en-route from Johannesburg to Cape Town, East London or Port Elizabeth and en-route from the Drakensberg or Durban to Graaff-Reinett."

Mountain Biking

Venture into the mountains on various mountain biking trails to suit all levels of abilities from comfortable to extreme. Ride on single tracks, gravel roads, climbs and descents with spectacular views. Malealea lodge is home to the Monster MTB Challenge which is held annually in April.
Malealea Development Trust

We live in a world where people initiate and sustain endeavours to strengthen their capacity, promote independence, foster economic growth, nurture the environment and thus enhance the quality of their lives.

Visit Malealea Development Trust

Pony Treks

No visit to Lesotho would be complete without a pony trek. It is the transport of choice for most Basotho as the sturdy ponies handle the narrow trails better than any 4X4 can. On your trek you will experience “THE REAL AFRICA”.

Trails Details




Test your driving skills. There are many routes around Malealea that each lead to someplace exciting. Some routes are perfect for normal vehicles and normal drivers. Others need to be tackled with a 4×4 and by experienced drivers only.

Trails Details

Overnight treks

  • These Outings range from 1 hour to six days or longer: tailor-made to your requirements.
  • The treks are usually about 7 hours each day. No riding experience is necessary.
  • The huts and horses are hired from the Basotho people in remote areas.