semonkong is a beautiful village lost in the mountains of Lesotho. It is the best base to land and discover the life of the Basothos. The surrounding nature is splendid and the premises very welcoming. The only lodge in the village offers many activities that we have listed below.
To access the village of Semonkong, follow our guide: The best guide to explore Lesotho on a road trip
Our recommendations for activities in Semonkong in Lesotho
Activities Many offered by Semonkong Lodge: mountain biking, fly fishing, cultural tours, climbing, hiking, horseback riding or 4 × 4. We recommend doing the horse ride in the morning because Lesotho is renowned as the country of horses (Tolkien was inspired by it to create the country of Rohan in The Lord of the Rings). The tour will make you explore the surrounding mountains like a real local Basotho!
The + : The guides are much less strict than in the reserves in South Africa and they let us gallop! If you know how to ride a horse, this is an amazing experience to do.
The thrills of Semonkong in Lesotho: the descent of the Maletsunyane waterfall
In the afternoon, we advise you to longest abseiling in the world (Guinness World record approved)! You will descend hanging from a rope the 204m of the gigantic Maletsunyane waterfall which gave its name to the village (Semonkong means 'place of smoke' because of the spray of the waterfall at its foot). Strong sensations guaranteed in an exceptional setting and we can attest to the professionalism of the organization so you have nothing to fear from that side. If you have already done bungee jumping on the Garden Route, then you will go home with a second certificate from the Guinness Book of Records!
Can you see my orange helmet in these photos? To give you an order of magnitude, try to find it!
The only accommodation in Semonkong in Lesotho is fantastic
In the evening, there is only one choice for sleeping in this region of Lesotho but it is really great. Semonkong Lodge offers very well appointed chalets and their cuisine is delicious! You will certainly enjoy the log fire that awaits you in your hut after dinner as much as we do!
NB : they only have a few rooms so to be sure you have room, it is better reserve in advance.