Malealea Lodge & Pony Trekking Centre camp site in Lesotho - Lesotho - Lesotho

Malealea Lodge & Pony Trekking Centre

Contact Info

Contact PersonJacqui Jones
Cellphone Number+27 (0)82 552-4215
Fax Number+27 (0)86 648-1815
Office Hours07:30 - 17:30


Camping AllowedCaravans& tents
Caravan AllowedYes
Caravan RequirementsStandard caravan
Ground CoverGrass
LightsGenerator comes on from 17:30 - 22:00
Power pointsPower points in communal kitchen
Self CateringYes
ShadeHalf of the sites have shade
Sites Available20
Tents AllowedYes


Cellphone receptionNo
Credit Cards welcomeYes
Dogs AllowedNo
Washing upYes
Wheelchair FriendlyNo

Directions and Road Condition

Access RoadGravel road
Closest TownMotsekuoa
Directions to campsiteJohannesburg - (500kms), Kroonstad, Ventersburg, Senekal, Marquard, Clocolan, Ladybrand, Maseru, Motsekuoa, Malealea.Durban (700kms), Harrismith, Golden Gate, Clarens, Ficksburg, Ladybrand, Maseru, Motsekuoa, Malealea.Cape Town- (1100kms), Colesburg, Smithfield, Rouxville, Zastron, Wepener, Mafeteng, Motsekuoa, Malealea.Bloemfontein - (200kms), Dewetsdorp, Wepener, Mafeteng, Motsekuoa, Malealea.NB. ALL DIRECTIONS: (52 kms south of Maseru via town or 60 kms via the by pass or 26 kms north of Mafeteng), at Motsekuoa, turn onto a tarred road. Drive for 10kms, fork right, drive for 15kms, turn left, drive 1km, over the Gates of Paradise Pass and drive another 6kms to Malealea Lodge.
Distance to Town42 km
GPS CampsiteS 29.828353 E 27.600479
Trailer RequiredStandard trailer


ShowersHot shower
ToiletsFlush toilet


HikingDay & overnight hikes (hut & wilderness)
Horse ridingYes
Mountain BikingGravel roads
Other ActivitiesPony trekking (1 hour - 6 days), village walks, Sangoma visits and other Basotho cultural activities e.g. choirs
Rock ArtYes

4x4 Related

4x4 RoutesYes
4x4 CommentsYes

Comments, Rules and Notes

Articles2003, Nov The Guardian Imvelo Awards 2003, Dec Afrika-Post – Germany - Lesotho & Malealea Pony Trekking 2003, March Ski Magazine The Netherlands – Pony Trekking at Malealea. 2003, May Ceval Loisirs, France – Pony Trekking at Malealea 2005, November SawabonaIn Cloud Country 2006ToGoTo Magazine 2008, February The Sunday Times, UK Riding through Lesotho - Nick Thorpe 2008, March Geo Saison Lesotho2008, April Getaway 2009, AugustCountry Life Magazine2010 AprilDiscovery Life Magazine
CommentsLesotho is a world without fences. Breathtaking scenery abounds and every season has unique attractions. Malealea is situated in a remote part of Western Lesotho and is run by the Jones family. Here you get a chance to experience traditional Basotho life. Various Basotho Children"s choirs and a Local Basotho Band, using their local home-made instruments, entertain the guests in the evenings around a campfire. We offer pony trekking and hiking trails ranging from 1 hour to 6 days and there are excellent 4x4 & mountain biking routes. Malealea has a wide variety of accommodation catering for various needs and budgets.
Additional CommentsCampsite in the mountains