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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...

Thank ColinAd51
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
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I stayed at the lodge as part of a large group on a two day retreat, and we had a phenomenal time. Both abseiling and donkey pub crawl were incredible, once in a lifetime experiences! The dormitories were clean and comfortable, and it was great that the kitchen was so well stocked with cutlery, dishes, pans, etc. I wish they...

Thank Helena H
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were at the lodge for a fishing documentary. Jono and his team looked after us as if we were royalty. Great food "bread from heaven" and accommodation was comfortable. After spending 3 nights in the Gorge, we were ravenous and buggered. The lodge catered for our every need. Will definitely be back for more than the three nights we...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The road of 85 km from Roma is new and in excellent condition except for the rocks that have fallen down onto the tar.The lodge is on the edge of a mountain so access to the units is not easy, many steep steps. our rondavel, no. 11 was comfortable. Due to low water level the hydro-electric plant was not working....

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Kwa Zulu Natal
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If in Lesotho do NOT miss going to Semongkong Lodge,a gem in the middle of Lesotho. So much to do from fishing to hiking,horse riding to donkey pub crawl or for those not faint at heart,an amazing absail. Alternatively.... Sit on the veranda of the Duck and Donkey Pub and watch the local lifestyle pass you by, get treated to...

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

There are very few places that quite measure up to expectations, Semonkong Lodge goes beyond. In the tradition of true hospitality Jon and Armelle run the lodge with genuine warmth and friendliness. They have built, and continue to develop, a business that compliments their surroundings and advantages the village in the best possible way. I would recommend Semonkong Lodge to...

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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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“rooms at bottom as very steep to upper rooms but view may be worth it”
 of 5 bubbles 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.
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles Retiredtravellers852, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very serene setting”
 of 5 bubbles 360ct, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Rondavels”
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 of 5 bubbles shanehodges55, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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