We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Maliba River Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Tsehlanyane National Park
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Maliba River Lodge
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Maliba River Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 77: English reviews
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This lodge is set in the midst of wonderful nature reserve. Designed for both small and big groups, the lodge offers a relaxing and tranquil experience. We enjoyed the horse ride and riverside hike. You can easily spot big elands scavenging nearby, a fun for kids. The kitchen is fully equipped and the brai stand add the value.

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Ehsan R
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Great place for a retreat. Quiet, calm and with several options of activities. The surrounding scenery was gorgeous and well worth exploring. The lodges were well maintained and had everything required for a self catering break. For those that don´t want to cook, there was a nice restaurant with amazing views in the main Maliba reception building.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Macieira
Pretoria
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Maliba has a 5 star mountain lodge, a river lodge that offers self-catering bungalows and riverside huts. We chose the self-catering option. The bungalows are large 2 store stone houses at the river. There are 4 bedrooms , 3 upstairs with the most breathtaking views of the mountains! The kitchen is well equipped and the deck offers great views as...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank VeraLaura1962
South africa
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We stayed in one of your self catering units service was very good staff very polite the fridge is not in good condition the freezer was not working. Visited the village had a great time. Hope to come again when its your rainy season to see the river in full swing

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 375gerhardm
Borger, Drenthe, Netherlands
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had a river lodge chalet . In the morning very cold ,but sunny, so we could have breakfast outside near the mountain Lodge. People were very helpful. Internet was good in the mountain Lodge. We saw some eland antilopes in the park , also outside, doing the uppertrail. We were the only guests . Dinner was perfect. The manager...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ed O
Maseru, Lesotho
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The place is located in beautiful valley surrounded by magnificent mountains . I've stayed in the river cottages , can't describe the feeling of waking up in the morning and sitting outside on the veranda. The only reason I give it 4 stars is the restaurant. I find it overpriced and as good as you might expect. the rest is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gil K
Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2015

our 2nd trip to Maliba Lodge in 3 months. We again experienced smart, friendly, well trained staff.On this trip we self catered in a river lodge No4. it was clean and welcoming. Unfortunately the seal was broken on the freezer section of our fridge, so our catering all defrosted for our onward trip through Lesotho. We also had a broken...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank mikedJ2342ZI
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is the perfect place to go for rest, relax and nature walks. We stayed in a river house/chalet on the edge of the river...what a pleasure.... 4 bedrooms with very comfortable beds, two and a half bathrooms.. modern luxury kitchen... perfect for self catering.. weber on balcony with views to die for ....we ate at the lodge...excellent food...cosy atmosphere...fire...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank botha6302015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We stayed two nights in Maliba lodge and we're blown away by the high standard of service. They give five star services for two or three star pricing. When you stay self catering you hardly expect to be greeted with fresh warm towels, to be asked if you need anything in the afternoon again, for them to accommodate last minute...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Fellside-traveller
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This was our second stay, the first one was at the Mountain Lodge. The River lodge is self catering and much larger. As our children are older now it is not suitable to spend a holiday together as a family in the Mountain Lodge. We knew to expect the stunning surroundings but it was still breathtaking. And on this visit...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sonja C

79 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (51)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (21)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (28)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tsehlanyane National Park
0.0 km away
Maliba Mountain Lodge
Maliba Mountain Lodge
#1 of 1 in Tsehlanyane National Park
551 reviews
0.0 km away
Mohale Lodge
Mohale Lodge
#1 of 1 in Likalaneng
20 reviews
0.0 km away
Katse Lodge
Katse Lodge
#1 of 1 in Bokong
114 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Botleng Guest House
Botleng Guest House
#1 of 28 in Maseru
32 reviews
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Based within the borders of Tsehlanyane National Park, Maliba River Lodges are self catering retreats set in a pristine wilderness valley deep in the North of Lesotho's breathtaking Maluti/Drakensberg Mountains and only 4½ hours from Johannesburg. The River Lodges offer modern, self catering and serviced accommodation which is perfect for larger families, groups of friends or even couples that want an affordable getaway where they can relax in peace and serenity. Activities include hiking, pony trekking, 4x4 trails, skiing at Afriski, birding, swimming in natural rock pools and community visits.Gourmet meals, bar facilities and internet access is available at the Mountain lodge which is on the same property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maliba River Lodge

Address: Tsehlanyane National Park 400, Lesotho
Region: Lesotho > Butha-Buthe District > Tsehlanyane National Park
Price Range: $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maliba River Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs on the river side have great views and the river noise will quickly put you to sleep.”
  • View from upstairs veranda
 of 5 bubbles Milt0nV, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Best views of the Mountains”
  • View from the balcony of the Main Lodge
 of 5 bubbles Sarahbk17, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“"All their River Lodge units have a beautiful view of the River which is a bonus"”
 of 5 bubbles Amzram, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“river lodge . awesome views”
 of 5 bubbles fatimasaley, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Everywhere has a great view :)”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherLeighK, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
5 of 5