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Malealea Lodge is the rightful poster child for the ‘Kingdom in the Sky’. The lodge began life in 1905 as a trading post, established by teacher, diamond miner and soldier Mervyn Smith...
Anna’s has cleanish, okay rooms in the new wing, and older ones with a shared bathroom in a separate wing. It’s on the main road, opposite the Farmers’ Training Centre, 1km from the roundabout on the Quthing side.
In Mphaki, there’s the attractive bluestone Farmers’ Training Centre with dorms or small brick houses across the road. There’s a kitchen (but don’t count on it), and a few small shops nearby.
Perched on a hill, this is the place for rooms and rondavels -with-a-view plus a friendly local experience. It’s signposted from the main road just before the bend to Upper Quthing.
Golden Hotel is a small, unremarkable brick establishment, but with adequate rooms and meals (note the golden ceiling in the dining room). It’s at the northern edge of town along the main road.
Unfortunately, budget accommodation is tight in Mohale’s Hoek...
The most happenin’ thing about this place is the plush, red-carpeted ‘dining’ room...
This is the best of the local options, although the simple and ‘frilly’ rondavels are lacking a bit of maintenance since their construction a few years ago. There’s now backpackers accommodation available...
Looking a bit like an airport terminal, the polygon-shaped Mafeteng Hotel is deceptive – although ugly from the outside, step inside and it’s another matter...
Fish or ride ponies with local villagers courtesy of this partnership between Malealea and the Quthing Wildlife Development Trust. The fees go directly to the villages for equipment and supplies...
This faded place has dark rooms and a decent restaurant. Ask for a room in the main building; those at the back are cramped and windowless...
Sehlabathebe National Park
This is the only accommodation option in the park with facilities. Built in the 1970s for a trout-loving prime minister, this time-warped lodge makes for a groovy stay...
Supported by the Ministry of Tourism, this is the most successful of the home stay options that has seen a number of homestead owners officially trained to guide and host travellers to Sehlabathebe NP...
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