Malealea in the media

Accolades for Malealea

2004 – SMME in Tourism Award, Stellenbosch University
2003 – Imvelo Award, Overall Winner for Responsible Tourism
2002 – Imvelo Award, Finalist for Best Social Involvement 

Malealea in newspapers & magazines

1994, November

Woman’ Value

Holiday on Horseback at Malealea

1995, November


Pony Trekking in Lesotho – Patrick Wagner

1998, Apr & May


4 x 4 Adventure in Lesotho – David Rogers

1999, April


Top 10 Affordables

1999, June


Northern Lesotho – Justin Fox

2000, Sept & Oct


Source of the Orange River to the Mouth – Don Pinnock

2004, April


Top 15 Family Destinations

1998, May

SA Country Life

Pony Trekking in Lesotho – Richard van Ryneveld

2001, July

SA Country Life

Where the Sky’s the Limit – Jon von Ahlefeldt

2004, March

SA Country Life

In Cloud Country – Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit

2001, August

Choice UK

Lesotho – The Kingdom in the Sky

2001, Mar/Apr

Wanderlust UK

African Kingdoms -

2001 Jan


Around the world with the MacPhersons. 
Week 26 – Pony trekking at malealea.

2001, August

De Telegraaf



Trekkers World


2002, Mar

The Sunday Tasmanian


2003, Apr

The Age Newspaper


2003, Nov

The Guardian

Imvelo Awards

2003, Dec

Afrika-Post –

Germany – Lesotho & Malealea Pony Trekking

2003, March

Ski Magazine

The Netherlands – Pony Trekking at Malealea.

2003, May

Ceval Loisirs,

France – Pony Trekking at Malealea

2005, November Sawabona In Cloud Country
2006 ToGoTo Magazine  
2008, February The Sunday Times, UK Riding through Lesotho – Nick Thorpe
2008, March Geo Saison Lesotho
2008, April Getaway  
2008, August Sunday Times Lesotho by 4×4
2013, April Essential Travel Magazine The Top 10 Underrated Destinations
2013, April Public Eye Cyclists descend on Malealea


Malealea on television



Nature on Track


Veronica Television – Holland

Host – Daphne Dekker Pony Trekking at Malealea


Getaway Explorer

Pony Trekking at Malealea


Getaway Explorer & Into Africa DSTV

4×4 Around Lesotho


Out There Television

Pony Trekking & Community Tourism at Malealea


Trailblazers – Discovery Television

Pony Trekking


Japan Television

Well Known Japanese TV Host & Grand-daughter


ARD TV – Germany

Lesotho & Malealea Pony Trekking


African Journeys – SABC 2

Community Tourism at Malealea


Sesame Street

Malelea Local Band & Life of a Shepherd


Curious Pictures

Sharing our Voices


Ampersand TV – France

The Horsemen, The Basotho (filmed life story of a Pony Trek Guide )

2005 Pasella Television Pony Trekking with ex Miss South Africa – Cindy Nel
2007 Vlaanderen Vakantieland Belgium
2007 Just In Africa South Africa
2007 Russian Television Malealea, Lesotho
2008 Rough Guides Adventure Series Pony trekking with Toby Amies
2008 Going Nowhere Slowly Malealea, Lesotho


Malealea in guidebooks

  • Lonely Planet Travel Guides – Quote: ” This is one of the Gems of Lesotho and is appropriately advertised as’ Lesotho in a Nutshell’.
    Malealea is the best place in Lesotho to go Pony Trekking.
  • Secret Southern Africa – Readers Digest
  • Footprints
  • Let’s Go Southern Africa
  • The Greenwood Guide to South Africa and Lesotho- Special Hand-picked Accommodation. 

Sunday Times UK – Five of the Best Ethical Holidays

January 28, 2001

  1. Southern Africa – Pony Trekking at Malealea & Game Watching at Madikwe
  2. Nepal – trekking to the DUDH KUND
  3. Egypt – Riding and Walking with Camels
  4. America – Hiking & Riding with the Navajo in the canyon country of Arizona
  5. Ecuador – Trekking along trails laid down by the Yungas in the Maquipucuma cloud forest

Malealea in books

Old Basotuland Stories – by Kate Fagalde

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