Maliba Lodge

Maliba LodgeLocated in the Royal Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho within the Ts’ehlanyane National Park, Maliba Mountain Lodge is a 5-star mountain retreat set in a pristine sub-alpine wilderness valley deep in the heart of Lesotho’s breath-taking mountains. Maliba Mountain Lodge is the first 5-star lodge in Lesotho and it has set the benchmark for future Lesotho Tourism ventures. Over 5600 hectares of extremely rugged wilderness mountain terrain is protected within this park, which includes one of the very few remaining indigenous woodlands in Lesotho.

Unlike most of Lesotho, the park has plenty of remnant vegetation dominated by mature CheChetrees all of which has historical significance to the Basotho people. Maliba will eventually boast the highest sub-alpine botanical garden in Africa, designed by renowned South African botanist Dr Elsa Pooley.

Six exclusive luxury Basotho-style chalets each offer private viewing decks stretching into the heart of the scenic woodland mountains. Maliba is a 4½ drive from Johannesburg and an hour and 2 hours drive from Maseru International Airport, making it an easily accessible retreat for both business and leisure travel.

Location (Degrees)
28°54'52.4"S 28°26'13.8"E
Location (Decimal)
-28.914547, 28.437158
Type of Accommodation
Tsehlanyane National Park, Butha-Buthe, 400, , Lesotho
+27 31 702 8791
+27 31 702 8776

Mountain Lodge

Maliba Lodge 5starChalet 12Rating: 5 Star
Meals: Full Board
Accommodates: 4, Maximum 3 Adults
Total Number of chalets: 6

Guests are accommodated in one of six private and luxurious Basotho-style chalets. Each chalet is over 80m2 in size and is tastefully decorated with natural earthy tones. Warmth and comfort are key elements that have been incorporated into the design of the chalets. The warm design element has been expressed by under-floor heating, heated-bed blankets, heated towel rails and heated wall panels which create a comfortable living environment for guests.

The highlight of the warm design element is the open fireplace in each chalet that sets the evening mood for a romantic discussion of the day’s events. A sunken bath offers guests breath-taking views as one relaxes and soaks up the tranquil surroundings. A king size bed and mood lighting help to create the final comfort features expected in luxury accommodation. A private viewing deck, extending from each chalet, provides guests with a completely unique way to touch the heart of the Lesotho Mountains, losing oneself in the charm of the peaceful surroundings.

River Lodge

Maliba Lodge 3StarRiverLodge 9Rating: 3 Star
Meals: Self-Catering
Accommodates: 8 Guests sharing, minimum of 2 guests per booking
Total Number of chalets: 4

Guests are accommodated in one of four private thatched river lodges. Each River lodge is self-contained with modern kitchen with separate lounge and dining areas as well as open wooden deck with river views.

There are 4 bedrooms with the master bedroom being on-suite. The remaining carpeted bedrooms are upstairs. Under-floor heating and electric blankets create a comfortable living environment for guests during the cooler months.

Riverside Huts

Maliba Lodge 3star RiversideHut 7Rating: 3 Star
Accommodates: 4, Maximum 2 Adults
Meals: Full Board
Total Number of huts: 3

There are three Riverside Huts located within the TsehlanyaneNational Park, deep in the front range of the Maluti Mountains at the foot of the HolomoPass.

Each Riverside Hut offers basic but comfortable accommodation, and each contain a double bed, and an en-suite bathroom, as well as a couch. A baby cot or roll-away bed can be provided for children, or an additional adult. Guests enjoy their breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Maliba Lodge restaurant, which is just a three minute drive from the Riverside Huts.


Meals will be one of the many highlights during ones stay at Maliba. Basotho styled décor and fireplaces fill the restaurant with warmth and character, setting the mood for that perfect evening. All meals are expertly prepared to a high standard from fresh ingredients by the talented chef. Special requirements are catered for with prior notice.

The service is professional, catering for your every need. Meals are either served in the restaurant or on request meals can be served on the private chalet decks for intimate and memorable occasions. A fully stocked bar and wine cellar is available for guests to order whatever they decide compliments the exquisite food. Drinks are at guests own cost. The menu at Maliba is amouthwateringexperience that is always one of the talking points of one’s stay.

By special arrangement (subject to availability), River Lodge guests can book a place to dine at the 5 star Maliba Mountain lodge, 1km away within the same concession area. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, healthy snack lunch or 4 course evening meal. Enquire with Maliba Durban Booking Office OR duty manager if you wish to treat yourself.


Activities at Maliba Lodge offer guests a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of the tranquil natural surroundings. Activities include:

  • Meals at our Restaurant
  • Hiking (Guides are at a fee)
  • Massage treatments
  • Dinosaur Footprint Tours
  • Archery
  • Horse riding on local Lesotho ponies
  • Swimming in natural springs
  • Bird watching
  • Children's BanaClub
  • Village and Cultural Tours
  • Snow activities can be organized through us for Afri-ski (1½ hours drive).
  • Nearby 4x4 routes