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Semonkong Lodge

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Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We arrived in lesotho with one night booked at katse dam hotel, when they said they were full we headed towards Semonkong as we heard it was awesome. We arrived hoping for a cabin or camp sight they were pretty fully booked (campsite very small) The staff were so helpful and friendly and bent over backwards to help us The...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Comfortable and beautiful! We had a great time at Semonkong lodge. If you go just a bit off the beaten track there are incredible views to explore. Service at the lodge is great, and the food is awesome too! We'll deginitely go there again! Highly recommended.

1Thank karliendelport
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Semonkong was a breathtaking place to visit. The falls were beautiful and the lodge was fantastic. The food and service were outstanding. The lodge is around a two hour drive from Maseru and the views on the way are spectacular.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Quint but local. If you are looking for a tranquil stop in Lesotho this is the place to be. Hiking trails and horse back tours available with guides. Waterfall close. Road a little bit steep in places.

1Thank Linky E
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is a place of contrasts... an excellent private family owned hotel / lodge with a personal touch, clean and spacious rooms, excellent food, a well stocked bar and friendly staff right in the middle of rural Lesotho. This is commendable, considering the effort to maintain all of this so far from the city! Definitely worth a visit...

1Thank PaulHWessels
Luderitz, Namibia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very interesting place with an outside area from where one can watch the passing parade of donkeys, sheep, goats and local people while sipping a cold Maluti. The rooms are in stone rondawels and most have a fireplace to keep warm in winter. Unfortunately we arrived late and could only get a room with a heater and I must...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Semonkong Lodge is in the town of Semonkong in Lesotho, but nestled in the gorge next to a river. Semongkong combines the best of nature and culture. Guests can watch the Basotho people go about their daily life as well as lapping in the scenery. The drive there is beautiful and much easier since the tar road was finished 2...

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The road to Semonkong is like a spiral going up down left right ...but eventually we arrived in Semonkong . The village itself is laden with tin shacks and can be intimidating on arrival . I suggest a 4x4 vehicle or at least diff lock. The lodge itself is very simple and rustic. The food is good but expensive !...

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Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have visited Semonkong about 4 or 5 times before and were last there in 2007. With visitors from the UK we spent the nights of 7/8 November 2016. We had only travelled from Maseru before but this time we used the quiet border post at Qachas Nek and travelled to the lodge on the newish tar road...drive time from...

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place is absolutely fantastic! My group and I went abseiling and we were able to participate in its donkey pub crawl. Both events were well-run, so much fun, and relatively cheap! The atmosphere and people are so friendly and accommodating. I couldn't recommend this place more!

Thank Kevin N

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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.”
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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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