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Metsi Matso Lodge

Mountain guesthouse with bar/lounge, near Drakensberg Mountains

  • Free continental breakfast and free parking

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  • Terrace/Patio
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Luxury Double Room, Lake View - Balcony
  • Luxury Double Room, Lake View - Living Area
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Metsi Matso Dam, Maluti a Phofung, Free State, South Africa
  • I loved the room , the views around its a perfect place to come and relax away from the…

    Jan 14, 2021

  • At first it wasn't good but matter was resolved in minutes, I loved Qwaqwa weather made…

    Oct 29, 2020

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  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 22 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Hiking/biking trails

What’s around

  • Drakensberg Mountains - 1 min walk
  • Drakensburg Amphitheatre - 17.1 mi / 27.6 km
  • Tugela Falls - 17.2 mi / 27.7 km
  • Basotho Cultural Village - 20.4 mi / 32.8 km
  • Lion's Park - 31.1 mi / 50.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Luxury Double Room, Lake View
  • Standard Room

What’s around


  • Drakensberg Mountains - 1 min walk
  • Drakensburg Amphitheatre - 17.1 mi / 27.6 km
  • Tugela Falls - 17.2 mi / 27.7 km
  • Basotho Cultural Village - 20.4 mi / 32.8 km
  • Lion's Park - 31.1 mi / 50.1 km
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Metsi Matso Dam, Maluti a Phofung, Free State, South Africa

At a glance


  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails on site


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Number of buildings/towers - 14


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Metsi Matso Lodge Phuthaditjhaba
  • Metsi Matso Lodge Maluti a Phofung
  • Metsi Matso Maluti a Phofung
  • Metsi Matso
  • Lodge Metsi Matso Lodge Maluti a Phofung
  • Maluti a Phofung Metsi Matso Lodge Lodge
  • Lodge Metsi Matso Lodge
  • Metsi Matso Maluti A Phofung
  • Metsi Matso Lodge Guesthouse Maluti a Phofung
  • Metsi Matso Phuthaditjhaba
  • Metsi Matso Lodge Guesthouse
  • Metsi Matso Lodge Maluti a Phofung


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Metsi Matso Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking.
  • 8.0.Very good

    If you seeking serenity, this is a place to go

    The stay was great, the lodge is beautiful and clean. Perfect place if you seeking some quiet time away from the City.The lake view was amazing too. The only challenge we experienced was having to drive out the lodge to get Lunch and Dinner, we hoped that the Lodge restaurant would provide not only breakfast but other meals as well.

    Samantha-Josephine, 2 night trip, Sep 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Metsi Matso Nature Lodge 4 to 5 Oct 2019

    Staff are very friendly and helpful, scenery amazing and food excellent

    WILLIAM, 1 night romance trip, Oct 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Refreshing view of nature

    The place is sparkling clean and has refreshing view of nature. Nice place to chill with family or friends.the staff is very friendly.

    Violet, 1 night family trip, Aug 31, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    We had no electricity, no water, no heat. The staff did their best but had to cancel our stay. The location was beautiful and the lodge were perfect.

    2 night trip, Jul 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely stay

    It was a lovely place, I think just adding a few things like, bedside tables, perhaps a small fridge and kettle would have made a difference. I know they are very new and we thoroughly did enjoy our stay.

    IA, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A hidden gem

    My stay at Metsi Matso Lodge was very pleasant. The staff were friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to cater to my special requests to make my stay that much more pleasant. The lodge is surrounded by a picturesque landscape and moutain range. Definitely recommended if you want to get "away from it all" to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.

    Kevin, 2 night romance trip, Oct 5, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    This is one of the most beautiful locations that i have seen.BUT, no power, no reception, the staff is great but they do not know whats going on, the property is great but there is no power, no breakfast , no leadership at all.

    3 night trip, Aug 9, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great discovery

    I needed time to myself for recharging, and this was so perfect place, a real gem. Great serene lodge away from madding crowds, just what the doctor ordered.

    Sibusiso, 1 night trip, Aug 8, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Aussergewöhnlich schöne Lage direkt in den Bergen mit Blick auf den Stausee. Wir waren die einzigen Gäste. Das Restaurant konnte kein Abendessen anbieten. Frühstück wäre überteuert (165R) möglich gewesen. Es gab einen Kamin im Chalet, aber kein Holz. Ersatzweise gab es eine Elektroheizung. Das war am Abend noch ok. In der Nacht fiel jedoch der Strom aus und es wurde kalt. Am morgen gab es kein warmes Wasser. Das Personal war nicht aufzufinden, die Rezeption verschlossen.

    Christof, 1 night romance trip, Nov 13, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Du jamais vu !

    Hôtel réservé un mois en avance, payé en totalité via En arrivant, attente de 30 minutes pour finalement nous expliquer que les chalets sont complets. Parce que oui, ils ont eu le culot d'accepter un groupe quelques jours auparavant (soit plus de 3 semaines après notre réservation + payement). 1/ Situation aberrante ! 2/ Ils n'ont même pas eu le professionnalisme de nous prévenir en avance pour qu'on puisse se faire rembourser et chercher un autre logement. Nous avons fait 1h de route pour nous retrouver "à la rue". 3/ Ils n'ont pas eu la descence de réserver un logement avant notre arrivée... ils ont contacté leurs connaissances pendant 1h pour finir par trouver une guesthouse à 40 km. 4/ Pas de remboursement réalisé. Ils n'avaient soit disant aucun liquide de disponible .... 5/ Comme par hasard, le gérant n'était pas disponible : impossible de collecter son numéro de téléphone ou son mail pour en discuter avec lui ... 6/ Nous avons dormi dans une guesthouse de secours mais sans le confort recherché initialement : pas de restaurant, situation en pleine ville (VS la nature pour les chalets). En conclusion, manque total de professionnalisme ! Nous aurions pu accepter le statut complet de l'hôtel, s'ils nous avaient prévenus en avance ou s'ils avaient anticipé la situation, en nous donnant directement notre nouvelle adresse (et non en essayant de trouver une solution de dernière minute pendant 1H ).

    1 night romance trip, Oct 25, 2018

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