Located in the Royal Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho within the Tsehlanyane National Park, Maliba Mountain Lodge is a retreat set in a pristine sub-alpine wilderness valley deep in the North of Lesotho's breathtaking Maluti/Drakensberg Mountains. Maliba Mountain Lodge is the first 5-star lodge in Lesotho and it has set the benchmark for future tourism development within the region. Over 5600 hectares of rugged wilderness mountain terrain is protected within this park, which includes one of the very few remaining indigenous old growth woodlands in Lesotho and a wide variety of flora and fauna which has historical significance to the Basotho people.
Guests are accommodated in one of six private and luxurious Basotho-style mountain 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, electric blankets, heated towel rails and wall panels which create a comfortable living environment for guests during the cooler months. 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 deep 2 person bath offers guests breathtaking views as one relaxes and soaks up the tranquil surroundings. A king size extra length bed and mood lighting help to create the final comfort features expected in luxury accommodation. A private viewing deck, nestled in the trees provides guests with a completely unique way to touch the heart of the Lesotho Mountains, losing oneself in the charm of the peaceful surroundings. Other accommodation exists within Maliba Lodge’s concession area in the form of four self catering River Lodges. These thatched houses are modern and are situated at the junction of 2 rivers. Each contains 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and are fully self contained and serviced.
Meals will be one of the many highlights during ones stay at Maliba. Open 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 chefs. The service is professional, catering for your every need while not being obtrusive in any manner. Meals are either served in the restaurant or on special request meals can be served in the private chalets 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.
ALL THATCHED LUXURY MOUNTAIN CHALETS HAVE THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES
• Open fire place • Private deck nestled in the tree tops • Bathroom views • Mood lighting • Stocked bar fridges • Tea and coffee facilities • Electronic personal safes • Central Fan • King size beds in four rooms & two ¾ beds in each of the remaining 2 rooms • Hair dryers • Covered veranda • Under floor heating and/or heat panels • Electric blankets • Same day laundry facility • All rooms overlook the indigenous forest and the Maluti mountains • Jacuzzi (in honeymoon suite only) • Satellite TV and DVD player (in honeymoon suite only) with hundreds of movies to select from the well stocked catalog • A portable TV & DVD player is available on request by pre booking this with the duty manager. An extensive DVD library is available as well
INSIDE MAIN LODGE AREA
The thatched lodge offers a spacious dining area and large open domed lounge, boasting four fire places and several secluded seating areas. The dining area and lounge open onto a covered verandah overlooking the spectacular Maluti Mountains. There is a private dining and conference area on mezzanine floor above the bar. There is also a full bar service and communal satellite TV.
THE OUTDOOR MAIN LODGE AREA BOASTS
• Large curved hardwood wooden deck with sun loungers • Undercover furnished veranda • Octagonal fire pit deck nestled in the tree tops • Indigenous high altitude botanical garden (highest in Africa) • Waterfall & natural rock swimming pool within the grounds
MALIBA MOUNTAIN LODGE CAN ALSO PROVIDE
• Very special romantic turndowns • Children turndowns • Special birthday and anniversary surprises • Remote dining • Gourmet picnic meals • Transfers • Local Basotho dancing and singing held on a regular basis • Guided walks and drives by prior arrangement • Special meal requests • 4x4 trails • Birding • Botany • Swimming in natural pool- if theres an icon for thatCommunity visits