About Malealea Lodge & Pony Trek Centre
Malealea is situated in a remote part of Western Lesotho, breathtaking in its beauty and a chance to experience traditional Basotho life. Perfect for a 2 or 3 night stay from Johannesburg en-route to Cape Town, East London or Port Elizabeth. Lesotho is a world without fences. Breathtaking scenery abounds and every season has unique attractions. This is a chance to experience traditional Basotho life. The owners, Jones family, run Malealea Lodge. They are credited with more local knowledge than anyone. Various Basotho children’s’ choirs and a local Basotho music band using their local homemade instruments entertain the guests in the evenings around a campfire.Outings range from 1 hour to 6 days or longer tailor-made to your requirements. Overnight 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. The huts are very basic and are equipped with a gas cooker, cooking and eating utensils, mattresses on the floor. On trek you experience "The Real Africa". The trails traverse spectacular mountain passes and some of Lesotho's highest waterfalls exploring Bushman paintings and experiencing "Basotho culture". Basotho Guides and a packhorse accompany the treks. Treks and trails are tailor made to suit your requirements. All is flexible and can be arranged at a moments notice. Local Museum and School Visit. Village Walks and Garden Project. Sangoma - Traditional Healer appointment. Local Children Choir and Band.Day Hikes and Pony Treks: Botsoela Waterfall Hike, Pony Trek or Scenic Drive The Pitseng Canyon and Rockpool Hike The Bushman Paintings and Echo Cave Hike or Pony Trek The "Gates of Paradise Pass" hike along the ridge of the Matelile Ridge Hikers: Take the "donkey work" out of backpacking by hiring horses to carry your luggage.Overnight Pony Trek and; Hiking Trails Routes: The Ribaneng Waterfall Trek - 2 days and 1 night in a village The Ribaneng and Mountain Pass Trek 3 days and 2 nights in villages. The Ribaneng and Ketane Waterfall Trek - 4 days and 3 nights in villages. The Ribaneng, Ketane and Maletsunyane Trek - 5 days and 4 nights in villages Ribaneng, Ketane and Maletsunyane Trek - 6 days and 5 nights in villages Lesotho adventures start at Malealea, exploring the day outings before travelling across the country. Companions can be arranged at Malealea to accompany your trip, introducing you to local chiefs, helping in locating night camping sites, and ensuring your safety.
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Things to do in and around Malealea
(4.4 km from Malealea)
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. Pony treks can be arranged in the morning or the afternoon. Beginner...
(73.3 km from Malealea)
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(74 km from Malealea)
A visit to The Mud Studio just outside Ladybrand is a well worth detour to make. Werner and Philippa du Toit are two very talented artists. They have won much international acclaim. The factory shop offers some beautiful pieces to take back home.