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Semonkong Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
1 River Bend Road, Semonkong, Lesotho
Semonkong Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 helpful votes 12 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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Maputo, Mozambique
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Sadly just stayed just for one night, but we had a very memorable time. We were given one of the chalets at the top of the hill, so there were a bit of hiking up and down the stairways when we went for the reception or the restaurant.The chalet in itself was really really nice, comprising of a huge room... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed in one of the Rondevals and it was very cute with it's own bathroom. Pack lightly as you walk up quite a hill to get to the room and the way is not paved. The owners did drive our luggage up when they saw we had overpacked! The road is now paved all the way from Maseru to... More 

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durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The place is perfect for any travelers, its far from Maseru but its worth the stay, the roads are not very good but if you are on your 4X4 you wont worry. lots of activities, pony ride, horse ride, hikes, abseilin and the beautiful waterfall. we went there for a holiday and we had a great time. the food was... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The area of Semonkong is stunning. The hikes themselves are maybe not as beautiful as Malealea or North-East Lesotho, but the destinations of the hikes (Maletsunyane Falls, etc.) are gorgeous. And perfect to do without a guide. That makes a hike twice as good already. De lodge is good for any kind of traveller. From camping to ensuite. Low-budget travellers... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Semonkong Lodge is the perfect place to just get away from it all. The rondaval room (including a fireplace) saw us sitting almost every night relaxing in front of the fire, after a day of either hiking, walking along the river or abseiling the highest commercially operates abseil in the world! It was an overall incredible experience, one that we'll... More 

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Backpacker83
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15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We were visiting South Africa and wanted to check out Lesotho. We were so glad we did! Semonkong is this wonderful little village and Semonkong Lodge was a great place to stay. The ride to and from the village was beautiful and I can see why Lesotho is called the Mountain Kingdom. We stayed in a very quaint round hut... More 

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