Masakala Guesthouse

Situated in the friendly rural village of Masakala, close to Matatiele, on the border of the Eastern Cape and Kwa Zulu Natal, the guesthouse offers you a stunning view of the Southern Drakensberg/ Ukhahlamba mountains forming the border with the kingdom of Lesotho.

A purpose-build Traditional Guesthouse offering a choice of single, double or a dormitory arrangements; traditional yet comfortable. One big rondavel with three bed rooms; two with four single bunk beds in each room and one for the double.

It also has a kitchen, toilet, hot showers and dinning room which also serve as a lounge and one single small room which serve as a double room.

  • It offers a stunning view of the Southern Drankensberg Mountains.
  • A gateway to Lesotho, KZN and the Eastern Cape.
  • The Guesthouse is uniquely located in the rural settlement which offers total rural experience.
  • Interaction with rural people and learn about their culture at first hand.
  • A visit to the Isangoma to be foretold and the relating of a story on how to become a Sangoma.

Masakala provides safe parking for hikers on the Mehloding Adventure Trail as well as providing a comfortable and secure base for overnight visitors who wish to discover the beautiful surroundings of the region.

Mehloding Community Tourism Trust represents more than 25 villages in the area.

Masakala Traditional Guesthouse and a nearby adventure trail and are FTTSA accredited. Employees of Masakala Guesthouse live within 5 km of the establishment. Staff training includes first aid, housekeeping and tour guiding. Masakala purchases goods and services within an 8 km radius and has an organic vegetable garden. Soil and water conservation is practiced on site and recycling is done wherever possible. Tour guides teach herders to identify and preserve rock art. Masakala aims to educate locals regarding the preservation and sustainable harvesting of indigenous medicinal plants.

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