• TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 5 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
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Maliba Mountain Lodge is the first and only 5-star luxury Lesotho accommodation in Southern Africa. It is located in a pristine national park in the heart of this Mountain Kingdom.

Maliba is a pleasant 4.5 hours drive from Johannesburg International Airport. It Offers both luxury all inclusive and self catering lodges that satisfy all budgets. This award winning lodge has a spa, Bana Kids Club, 5-star gourmet restaurant and amazing staff that cater for every need.

It is an exclusive lounge and dining room for Mountain Lodge guests with private decks. It has large well stocked bar and general lounge and restaurant area with quality Furniture and fixtures and artwork depicting Basotho Life.

It also includes outdoor viewing deck and dining courtyard with several outdoor Boma areas.

Facilities and Services:
- Open Fire-Place
- Internet
- Satellite television
- General Lounge
- Well stacked Mini Bar
- Outdoor Boma Area
- Private Decks
- Restaurant Area

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 Tsehlanyane National Park, a four and a half hour drive from Johannesburg and six hours from Durban on tarred roads.

Accommodation at Maliba Mountain Lodge:
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 and 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.
Clothing and Accessories:
- Walking shoes
- Warm clothes
- Valid Passport
- Camera/binoculars
- Sun cream
- Food and drinks (there are limited options once in Lesotho)
Health and Climate:
The climate of TNP, like high altitude areas elsewhere in Lesotho, is characterized by extremes of temperature, precipitation and wind speed.
As might be expected from the altitude of the park, temperatures are generally low, even in summer.
Considerable variations occur with changes in altitude and aspect.
North-facing slopes are generally warmer (and have different slope gradients) than south –facing slopes, which are generally cooler.
This is as a result of differences in incoming radiation.
Steep south-facing slopes are especially cold in winter because they receive little direct sun and are often shaded by surrounding mountains.
Activities:

- Hiking
- Horse riding
- Swimming
- Bird watching
- Rock climbing
- Village and cultural tours
- Snow activities (seasonal)
- Dinosaur Footprint Tours
- Massages
- Archery

Cancellation Policy:
- Cancellation more than 30 days prior to date of travel- No Charge
- Cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival - 25% Cancellation Fee
- Cancellation less than 14 days prior to arrival - 50% Cancellation Fee
- Cancellation less than 7 days prior to arrival -100% Cancellation Fee
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Spa
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Internet Access
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Tswana / Sotho
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding

Maliba Mountain Lodge is a Game Lodge in Butha-Buthe Butha-Buthe Lesotho
Directions:

From Johannesburg:
- Head out of Jhb on N3 and turn off at Villiers south along the R26 which takes you to Bethlehem and Fouriesburg.

- From Fouriesburg junction take the junction to Caledonspoort Border post. After completing SA formalities you cross the bridge and you are now in Lesotho.

- Complete the entrance formalities and pay R20.00 at the booth for road tax then travel for about 9km towards Butha Buthe (a large town) until you get to a T-junction. Be careful on outskirts of town [both sides] as police operate with radar guns and enforce 50km driving speed but are usually not there after hours or on weekends!

- There is quite a lot of street activity prior to the junction in Butha Buthe. Turn right here at the junction and travel away from town (past an Excel service station on your right) in the direction of Maseru for approx 5.5 km.

- You will then reach a junction and road off to your left. (There is a Maliba sign board here) Take a left turn here onto a generally good but sometimes bumpy scenic dirt road and travel 32km until you reach Tsehlanyane National Park.

- Once inside the park follow the signs for Maliba Lodge

- Our site is set on many plateaus. The lower level is for 5 accommodation units the upper is main lodge. At a higher level again there is another unit and managers house.

- Approx time from Border post to Maliba is 1 hour

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Rooms and Units Available at Maliba Mountain Lodge

Twin/ Double Rooms (Exclude Peak Season Rates)
Each chalet is over 80m2 in size. The warm design element has been expressed by under-floor heating, electric blankets, heated towel rails and wall panels.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

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