Clarens Lodges

Malealea Lodge Pony Trekking & MTB Centre

Wayfarer… Pause and Look upon a Gateway of Paradise,  the inscription on a rock as you enter the Malealea valley, well described as Southern Africa’s Shangri-La and erected by Mervyn Bosworh-Smith in the early 1900’s.

Are you en route to…. Malealea is a perfect 2 -3 night stay on your way….

1. Johannesburg en route to Cape Town, East London or Port Elizabeth.
2. Drakensberg, Clarens…. Malealea…..Graaff-Reinett or Cradock.

Pony treks, hiking and mountain bike trails range from 1 day to 6 days or longer, where you can opt to stay in Basotho villages, experiencing ‘Real Africa’ and explore traditional Basotho life. 

A choir and a local band entertain the visitors in the evenings playing with their home-made instruments. They have played at WOMAD in the UK and Australia, and at the Edinburgh Festival.

Malealea is a gateway to exploring Lesotho, providing comfortable accommodation to suit all budgets. Malealea is located in western Lesotho and offers the chance to explore routes leading to Sani Pass, North, East or South, to include one of the highest waterfalls in Southern Africa at Semonkong; skiing in Africa at Afriski and Southern Africa’s highest point at Sani Pass. 

Start your trip at western Malealea, and they can help design your route on tar roads or off road trips through magnificent Lesotho. Pet & child friendly, Basotho home stays, waterfalls, Bushman paintings, magnificent canyons and 360° view hikes and drives. Lesotho is a world without fences and every season has unique attractions.

Address: Malealea, 90 km south of Maseru, Lesotho
Tel.: (082) 552-4215
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Upcoming Events

  1. Prophetic Creative Weekend

    May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Afriski Holimo Wine, Gin & Jazz Festival

    May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Afriski Lesotho Ski Season OPENS

    June 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Orange Apple Country Craft Market

    June 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Polar Bear Plunge

    June 6 @ 9:00 am

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