Maliba River Lodges
Tsehlanyane National Park is blessed with an abundance of fresh clean water emanating from the pristine un-spoilt mountains. Many rock natural pools exist for swimming, exploring and relaxing by.
Plant species richness is very high within the park and provisional estimates are that in excess of 220 flowering plant species are present. Best time to view these is from spring to summer
Of some 24 mammalian species recorded in the Highlands area many are resident (although elusive) within the park.
Limited surveys undertaken by field staff on birds within the park show a provisional list indicating the presence of some 69 species. Any additions to this list are welcome.
Guided horse riding is available on local Lesotho ponies by prior arrangement, renowned for being firm underfoot even on the rugged slopes of the Lesotho mountainside.
One of the last remaining old growth indigenous Lesotho woodlands is to be found within the park
3km from the lodge are several natural Basotho villages where one can safely wander and explore everyday life. If you prefer to be shown around by an experienced local guide, guided walks can be arranged into this area
Situated at 3222m above sea level in the northern part of the Maluti Mountains, Afri-Ski the closest ski resort to Gauteng, Natal and the Free State, offers the longest ski slope in Africa with skiing and snowboarding for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Skiing in Lesotho is nevertheless a somewhat hit and miss affair. The best time to go is June through to August. Afri-Ski Leisure Kingdom offers skiing and snowboarding opportunities at a 3,000m (10,000-foot) altitude. There are three slopes and two ski lifts, while several alternative activities are on hand in the summer months. enjoyed to ski.
Afriski is situated 2 hours drive from the lodge and is Africa’s highest ski resort (seasonal between June-September). Our reservations team can organize skiing packages to here when in season or just take a day drive and a picnic lunch.
Liphofung caves and museum is 1 hour drive from Maliba.Originally used by the San and other Stone Age people, the walls contain important rock art and a rich archaeological deposit of Stone Age implements occurs on the floor. Later, King Moshoeshoe “the Great” used the cave as a stopover when visiting that part of the kingdom.
Katse dam is 3 hour drive away and is the highest dam in Africa
Bokong Nature Reserve is roughly 2 hours away and is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Lepagoa Valley, the visitor centre has a picnic site and interpretative trail to the top of the Lepaqoa Falls.
Fossilised dinosaur footprints are found on the banks of the Subeng River very close to Butha Buthe with is ¾ hour away.
Clarens is situated in South Africa just 1 hours drive from the lodge and is an artists' haven with many well-known artists either living in or frequenting the village on a regular basis with many art galleries scattered around the village square. The tranquil village ambience combined with scenic views and a mild summer climate makes for the ideal for a visit.