If you like your comfort and had been staying away from Lesotho’s breath-taking rural areas because of the alleged lack of luxury accommodation, I hope this post will make you change your mind. Today, Kamaroutes Travel Designers is taking you to the lovely Maliba lodge, located within the Tsehlanyane National Park ( northern part of Lesotho), 2 hours away from SA’s Golden Gate National park and less than 5 hours away from Johannesburg Airport… Plus, there’s snow in winter!
The lodge offers 3 accommodation options:
- Mountain chalets ( with either twin or double beds): There are 6 large and exclusive stone and thatch luxury chalets. Each one has its own luxurious bath, fireplace, and private patio and viewing deck. Rates are exclusive of all meals.
Amenities: Open Fire-Place , Cable TV/DVD Player , Internet, Tea/Coffee Facilities, Laundry Service, Well stocked Mini Bar, Electric Blankets, Electronic Safe, Private Veranda, Luxury Bath
- River lodge rooms: 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.
Amenities: Open Fire-Place, Webber BBQ , Fully Serviced Equipped Kitchen, Electric Blankets, Electronic Safe, Open Lounge, Towels & linen
- Riverside huts: The river huts are cozy round traditional Rondavels ideal for 2 people. They come with ensuites, comfortable Queen size beds and are located next to a pristine river swimming hole within the national park.
Amenities: Fire Place, Electric Blanket, Queen Size bed, Adjacent Boma, Towels & Linens
Maliba lodge offers a variety of guided activities for children (swimming, dinosaur footprint tour) & adults in 4×4 or by foot. It is also possible to hike or do some horse-riding , archery or participate to their community outreach programmes. The lodge also has a spa, the restaurant is open from 8am to 9:30 pm & the 5 star, mouth-watering dishes can be paired with the wines of the lodge’s cellar.
All pictures courtesy of Maliba lodge
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