Semonkong Lodge

South Africa

  • Semonkong Lodge


  • Aerial view of Semonkong Lodge


  • Stone and thatch room at Semonkong Lodge


  • Mountain biking from Semonkong Lodge


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  • Rustic and homely accommodation
  • See life in the heart of the Kindom
  • Good variety of activities
  • Excellent bird watching
  • Try a donkey pub crawl

A rustic, homely lodge with stone and thatch rooms and rondavels in the heart of Lesotho. the lodge is on the eastern slopes of the Thaba Putsoa range.

Semonkong Lodge offers you a glimpse of life in Lesotho, set in the very heart of this mountain kingdom. In winter, chilly breezes blown off snow-capped mountains are eased by a warm fire, soft music and good company. Relax in accommodation built of stone and thatch which are rustic but have electricity and hot showers. 

Nearby are the Maletsunyane Falls, one of the highest single drop waterfalls in Africa, which creates a haze of smoke as the water plummets 186 metres into a spectacular gorge. It is from this smoke that Semonkong 'The Place of Smoke' gets its name. Enjoy a walk to the falls, swim in the pool and pass local villages for a beer and a chat.

Activities here are centred around hiking and pony trekking but also in the spring trout fishing is popular. Birdwatching is good here too with many raptors and unusual species. You can also try the donkey pub crawl - a fun way to meet the locals and enjoy their music and dancing. 

The Lodge has a fully licensed bar and restaurant with a daily choice of menu which includes options for vegetarians. Should there be any special dietary requirements, they would appreciate knowing of them in advance. There is also a communal self-catering kitchen.

Overnight horse treks can be booked from here, these are quite strenuous as the rides are about 6-7 hours each day, but they are suitable for beginners. Accommodation is in Basotho villages overnight in huts with cooking equipment and utensils. Luggage is carried on pack horses.

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Semonkong Lodge

Semonkong Lodge

Stone and thatch accommodation in the heart of Lesotho near Maletsunyane Falls.

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