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About Masakala Traditional Guest House

Situated in the friendly rural village of Masakala, close to Matatiele and on the border of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, this guest house offers a stunning view of the Southern Drakensberg and Ukhahlamba Mountains forming the border with the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Masakala provides safe parking for hikers on the Mehloding Adventure Trail as well as a comfortable and secure base for overnight visitors who wish to discover the beautiful surroundings of the region.

Masakala has just been awarded an AA Quality Assurance grading. Two rondavels specially designed and built using local architectural ideas and skills offer a choice of single, double or dormitory-style sleeping arrangements. Traditional yet comfortable, the accommodation offers hot showers and baths and four beautifully decorated rooms.

As the sun sets and the evening draws in, enjoy a friendly meal prepared by the local catering group - home-grown vegetables, fresh produce and African recipes are on the menu, alongside conventional fare. We also cater for vegetarians on request.

For first time visitors and tourists to the area, we arrange local tours such as meeting local sangomas and traditional entertainment. Come and discover the Matatiele area by engaging in short hikes with local guides or take a horseback ride on a Basutho pony, suitable for both beginners and advanced riders.

  • Response Rate: 33%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • Sotho (Sesotho)


  • AA Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Masakala Traditional Guest House

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Steven Kotze, South Africa
05 May 2014

Due to no fault of Masakala Traditional Guest House we arrived in Matatiele late on Saturday evening - around 8pm. When I tried to call at 5:30pm to tell our host Nomsa that we would be late there was no answer on the land line number provided, but the cell number was answered by a person named Robert who said he would pass on the message that we would be late. The directions from the R56 road to Masakala village were accurate, but left out the very important fact that the last 7km cannot really be described as a road. Large parts of the track are washed away entirely and resemble a dry waterc...
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Masakala Traditional Guest House is 5.2km from the centre of Matatiele , the nearest airport 139.8km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling