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.
Maliba River Lodge is a self-catering retreat set in a pristine wilderness valley deep in the north of Lesotho`s breath-taking Maluti and Drakensberg Mountains. The lodge offers four cosy and modern fully serviced accommodation and is situated right on the clear waters of the Tsehlanyane River. Each River lodge can accommodate up to 8 people. It is perfect for families, groups of friends or even couples that want an affordable getaway where they can relax in peace and serenity. 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 a masage from at the Maliba spa. Maliba Lodge also offers a kids club to keep your little ones entertained.
Accommodation at Maliba River Lodge:
There are 4 double story large stone and thatch river lodges that have 4 bedrooms each and can accommodate up to 8 people. The lodges are located on a Scenic riverbank within the national park about 1 km from the main lodge. The lodges are self catering and come with fully equipped kitchens. A breakage deposit fee of R500 will be charged on checkin and is subject to a full refund upon checkout.
Facilities and Services:
- Open Fire-Place
- Webber BBQ
- Fully Serviced
- Equipped Kitchen
- Electric Blankets
- Electronic Safe
- Open Lounge
- Towels and linen
* Horse riding
* 4x4 routes
* Bird watching
* Rock climbing
* Village and cultural visits
* Snow activities (seasonal)
* Lesotho attractions nearby
* Dinosaur Footprint Tours
- 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 the river to the right. Check in at the main lodge at the higher level.
- Approx time from Border post to Maliba is 1 hour