Accommodation in Lesotho


Maliba Lodge - Destination in the Sky

Maliba Lodge is the first and only 5-star ecolodge in Lesotho, Southern Africa and is located in the pristine Tsehlanyane National Park in the heart of this Mountain Kingdom. Offering both Luxury and Self-Catering accommodation as well as catering as a Wedding and Conference Venue, Maliba Lodge is the perfect holiday destination for families, groups of friends, and couples on all budgets.

Their Story

Maliba Mountain Lodge originated from an idea that took shape in 2006 among three partners: Mr. Nick King and Mr. Chris McEvoy from Australia, and Mr. Stephen Phakisi from Lesotho. Their vision was to empower local Basotho through eco-tourism, allowing them to live and work within their communities while contributing to educational, economic, and social improvements.

Stephen identified an ideal site within the Ts’ehlanyane National Park in the northern part of Lesotho’s Maluti Mountains. Originally the halfway camp for the massive Katse Dam water/hydro project, the site already had good access to water and power.

Maliba, which means “lots of water,” was designed by local architects and constructed with the involvement of over 100 local villagers. The lodge was officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister in October 2009.

Despite facing challenges, including a devastating fire that destroyed the main lodge in 2015, Maliba Lodge was rebuilt even larger and stronger than before. It stands as a benchmark for tourism in Lesotho and is the largest employer in the local area.

5 Star Mountain Chalets

Maliba Lodge is home to nine large and exclusive, 5-star stone and thatch luxury chalets. Each one has its own luxurious bath, fireplace, and private patio with viewing deck. The Mountain Chalets have the option of a double or twin bed with the option of an added single bed for children.

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