Lesotho lodge and pony trekking

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

We make an effort to raise local awareness of tourism and thereby increase access to the tourism product. Several training units on developing business skills have been developed. These materials have been used in both the Co-operative and amongst villages who have started tourism-related businesses. Our soil reclamation projects and tree planting are small micro business projects. We have an adult education and community development programme to establish ‘learning circles’ who take up development issues in their villages. Efforts to protect the natural environment have focused on water conservation, waste management and energy conservation. Wine bottles from the lodge have been used to construct a ‘greenhouse’ in the community garden. Drinks cans have been used to make gabions for soil erosion prevention and little desks for the pre-school. Meetings are held at the clinic where members of the community can be counselled and tested for HIV by trained professionals. We have run an awareness and destigmatization campaign and provide support for people living with HIV. We have built 3 classrooms at Junior school and pre-primary school. We also have a large hall for community entertainment including a generator, tv & video sets. The school and museum are paid from trip fees and the balance of the hiking trails is donated to our development trust.

1 Reviews of Lesotho lodge and pony trekking

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The walk up Fuko Fuko, a high hill behind the Malealea Lodge.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Stay for a minimum of two nights to enjoy the surroundings and activities.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, many locals employed cleaning and cooking as well as running the Lodge. Also providing horses and bicycles and acting as guides.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. Very relaxing even with strenuous six hour hikes.

Read the operator's response here:

Hello Richard
Thank you for your review.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Malealea.