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Semonkong Lodge

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lesotho is poor and the people have a hard life with no plumbing or running water and a choice of shops outside of Maseru. So arriving at Semonkong is a little paradise. The lodge has an on site chef who is in charge of all meals. There is a bar and pool table with a warm fire. The staff are...

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Campsite is pleasant if it isn't fully booked, otherwise there is nothing to separate you from your neighbors and I couldn't even tell how many camping spots were supposed to have there. There is a communal table under a small lapa, 2 braai areas facing each other, light and electric plugs that only work during the night. You have to...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Semonkong Lodge whilst on a bike trip through Lesotho and was a little skeptical upon reaching Semonkong town only to be pleasantly surprised when arriving at the river crossing to the lodge surrounded by the small cliffs where the rooms are situated over looking the river. The rooms were fantastic with great views and the food was...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is the only place we stayed in Lesotho so we cannot make comparisons. What we can say is that is was a tremendous 3 night stay. The Rondavels are not up to a hotel room in a 4 star hotel but are perfectly adequate and everything works. If a bit chill in the evening there is a wood fire...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The road or track off the main road to this destination was crazy but manageable in 4 x 4. Excellent food and surprising given the isolated region of Semonkong. Freshly cooked breakfast. Accommodation was in a well equipped rondeval situated above on the hillside with many steps up from the central area where one parks vehicle. The lodge is set...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Place is rustic. Rooms fair and the dinner was poor quality. Booked for two nights but left after one. The road there is very bad. Went in a hatchback, and barely made it through. When it rains, most of the roads get flooded and getting through without a 4x4 is tough. The locals are very helpfull though. The recreational facilities...

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Kloof, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really great stopover in Lesotho third time trip to Semongkong on adventure bikes most probably the best motorbike riding in the world absolutely stunning scenery and so many corners that you can actually get motion sickness on a bike. Rooms food and service all good and staff very helpful and accommodating.

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

comfortable overnight stay in very clean and spacious rondavel. dinner ( slow roast pork belly) was very good..and homemade bread!. friendly staff except for reception staff . I experienced the reception staff as slightly arrogant, curt and not very welcoming.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Visited Semonkong Lodge in August 2016. Timing was great! Landed in Johannesburg from Singapore, rented a car and embarked on our journey to Lesotho. Made a stopover at Kroonstad before driving the next morning. Upon entering Lesotho from Maseru entrance, you can see the difference between South Africa and Lesotho, much more relaxed although we saw burning tyres at the...

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Maseru, Lesotho
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I found the homemade bread and the locally produced fries and lamp chops extraordinarily delicious. Kudos to the kitchen staff. The pub crawling in town on donkeys was hilarious 😂. Plenty of things to do and will be back.

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Address: 1 River Bend Road, Semonkong 120, Lesotho
Region: Lesotho > Maseru District > Semonkong
Number of rooms: 19
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“We stayed in the highest chalets with a lovely view.”
  • As you walk into you room....
JeanetteFox, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Have a rondavel.”
AdrianB144, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms at bottom as very steep to upper rooms but view may be worth it”
petergG3737QG, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Obviously, you can request for the Rondavel on the ground but I guess you wouldn't have that kind of view then.”
  • View from our Rondavel every morning.
Vinzey, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“main camp which is cosy and close to river,,. Bungalows up hill have, good view, trek up the stairs is gruelling when you unfit”
Retiredtravellers852, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
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