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Semonkong Lodge

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1 River Bend Road, Semonkong, Lesotho
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and helpful people, did a quick booking using email, we came in late and that wasn't a problem at all. The lodge was great, beautiful fireplace with the wood you need and a very comfortable bed. Love this place, though it is hard to find!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, very nice room with open fire, good restaurant, top service. Fantastic place to see the village en the people in the village. Along the lodge you see the locals riding on horses, in traditional cloth. Very good and affordable guides to explore the region. Good development work for the local community. Our topplace in 21-days-trip South Africa

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our group of 8 stayed here over three days during a trip to Lesotho. Semongkong is set in a stunning location near the river. Our rooms although sparsely decorated, were comfortable and warm, each had a fireplace BUT it was spoilt by a persistent lack of WARM WATER over the three days we were there. The staff is friendly and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We booked this from afar, and our experience with the proprietors was excellent. The lodge, while not luxury standard, is very clean and comfortable. Our room had a fireplace, which we had learned from other reviews is a big plus during winter months. The fire is laid and lit while at dinner, and provided for a charming ambience for the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was our first time visiting Lesotho, and we enjoyed our stay in this lodge. Everything was well run. Service was great. The place is rustic but fitting for the environment. The restaurant serves tasty food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We were able to arrange all the activities easily with the hotel. It was also easy to hike to... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stayed at Semonkong Lodge for 2 nights, what an amazing place: comfortable rondavels, friendly & helpful staff, well-stocked bar & delicious food from the restaurant. On top of this, you can organise all sort of outdoors activities - hiking, horse riding, etc. Definitely recommend the pony trekking to the waterfall! A suggestion for improvement: the road down from the village... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a treasure. Stunning attention to detail throughout, tasty and beautifully presented food. And, oh, the freshly baked bread. What a change from the indifferent lodge we stayed at previously. Just a pity about the poor state of the road to the magnificent Senongkong Falls

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Gaborone, Botswana
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a double rondavel with fireplace (#12) and it was much nicer than the rondavels where we'd stayed at another lodge a few days before (especially the bathroom--simple but up-to-date). The room was cozy and we were thankful for the fireplace at night (the staff will ask at dinner if you'd like a fire and they will start it... More 

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Nanchang, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Firstly, we would like to thank Jonathon and Mel for making a visit to Semonkong possible by owning and operating such a fantastic lodge in such a remote and magical location!! No mean feat! Our little family feels honored to have been able to visit Semonkong and it would not have been possible for us without the lodge! We found... More 

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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were supposed to stay here for Valentines night. We were told that they had only 'standard' rooms available. From looking at their website and reviews we assumed this would be fine. Especially as the rates are just 30LSL/Rand ($3) per person less than the other rooms. However, we had quite a surprise at the quality of the standard room.... More 

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