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4 bedrooms, linens

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4.1 out of 5 Very good
7 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Parking included
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationLeribe Stone53 min drive
Popular LocationLiphofung Caves77 min drive
Popular LocationAfri-Ski119 min drive

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Maliba River Lodge (3 Star)

  • Sleeps 9

About this area

Butha Buthe

Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge is located in Butha Buthe. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like downhill skiing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Leribe Stone - 53 min drive
  • Hlotse Mosque - 60 min drive
  • Liphofung Caves - 77 min drive
  • Thaba Thabo Nature Reserve - 108 min drive
  • Afri-Ski - 119 min drive


  • Bistro — 1 min walk

About this property

Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge

3-star lodge with 2 restaurants and outdoor pool
This lodge features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and massage/treatment rooms. Self parking is free. Additionally, a children's club, dry cleaning and a garden are on-site. Rooms boast fireplaces and offer kitchens and balconies. Other amenities available to guests include microwaves, hobs and coffee/tea makers.
Guest accommodation at Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge offers fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodation at this 3-star lodge has kitchens with hobs, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: LSL 190 per person
  • 2 restaurants

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Children's club
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Fireplace in reception

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Fireplace

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Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: LSL 190 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

Maliba Maliba River
Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge Lodge
Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge Butha Buthe
Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge Lodge Butha Buthe

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Maliba Lodge Maliba River Lodge located?
Situated in Butha Buthe, this lodge is 29.2 mi (46.9 km) from Leribe Stone.
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Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities
We arrived relatively late at about 6.45pm. Promptly shown to our River Lodge before checking in. Went to reception to check in and they seemed more interested in signing you up for their dinner. Shown where dining room was but given no other orientation. They advertise free internet but you are restricted to 200mbs for 24hrs only per stay. This is the same no matter how long your stay is! We were supposed to be staying for 3 days but had to cut it short by 1 day. Extra Wi-fi can be purchased at ZAR 30 per 200mbs-extortonate in my opinion. Very few extras in room apart from basic coffeE/tea making condiments. Evening meals are ok but very limited choice-cost ZAR 280. Breakfast was good at ZAR 190. The lodges need some TLC. One of our balcony chairs was broken. The lights went out after we had our dinner necessitating moving to the adjacent lodge.Towels were smelly and many of the curtains were hanging off their rails and difficult to draw. The Management showed no interest in our concerns. It also appears that’s tips paid on credit card do not get to the waiting staff as they consistently asked if tips could be paid in cash! Despite this the place has a beautiful setting With wonderful views over the mountains. Thanks in particular to MK who looked after us very well
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Perfect mountain retreat
Stayed in one of the 5* chalets for a long weekend. Amazing place in a wonderful setting, with very attentive staff, and the meals are so delicious we ended up having 3 courses every day for dinner.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

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One of the best places to experience the Maluti Mt
The staff at Maliba Lodge were helpful from when we booked chalets for an extra night, throughout our stay and up to our departure. We were a group of eight, four adults and four children between the ages of six and 13. The staff were incredibly accommodating and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This was our second stay but this time we had a friend from the U.K. with us. She loved the place just as much as we had hoped! We will most certainly be back with other family members who haven’t yet made the trip, especially as we want to see and occupy the two new chalets that are currently under construction. We are also now familiar with two of the trails/walks, so we intend to come back much better prepared. Many thanks to all the staff of this beautiful place, both on site in Lesotho and in Durban.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Great spot but never 5 star
It’s Lesotho, I know, but the facility is just not five star by any definition (we stayed in the three star lodges but the main facility is what I’m talking about here, and there were issues in the three star lodge that make that rating a stretch too). Check in staff tell us two restaurants are open at weekends, only one is. Can’t get a drink even from the main site, only the less appealing bistro. The views and location are great but that doesn’t make it 5 star. We asked for some board games - poor selection. Ordered food - cheese wasn’t melted in a toasted sandwich. The info pack on the lodge has a photocopy about Lesotho politics since full independence in 1962 but it ends in 2002 suggesting the whole pack hasn’t been updated since. Kitchen could be better equipped (eg tiny hotel room kettle for a lodge that sleeps 8). The river lodge is this reasonable value but don’t splash out on the chalets expecting luxury.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We recently stayed at Maliba in both the self-catering River View unit and the 5* Mountain Chalets. The self-catering chalets boast excellent views over the river and mountains. These are fully kitted out units, close to the hiking trails and pools, making them perfect for families. The lounge area could use a bit of work as the seating area (traditional concrete couch) is worn, torn and old. The chalets could also do with the inclusion of a television in the lounge - it doesn't sound too important for a getaway to nature but if it rains all day and you're inside, you are limited to sitting on the bed due to the poor condition of the couch and lack of "entertainment" in the living room. Having said this, it's a minor detail and the chalets are amazing. The 5* Mountain Lodge blew us away though!!! On first glance these huts look well kept and very smart, however, once you walk inside you're struck by the size of the suite and the quality! The room is massive and has a fireplace, sun loungers to relax outside on your patio, and a tv (with DSTV). Ours (#1) also came with a private viewing platform just outside the door, overlook the mountains and valley!! The best room and best views we've ever had at any hotel / lodge around the world! On top of everything, we met some of the nicest and most welcoming staff. From the time you enter the lodge, you're greeted by smiles and this continues throughout the stay. The staff were excellent! Best hotel in Southern Africa!!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

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