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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Gauteng
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 !... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Kevin N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 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.... More 

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Kwa Zulu Natal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 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... More 

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Thank Colin T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 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... More 

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Thank Murgo M
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Stayed at Semonkong Lodge for 4 days and loved how everything was well organised and ready at request. The food was fantastic, especially the dinners and the breakfast "liphaphatha" in the local language which my partner took on our journey back to Bloemfontien, The staff and locals were friendly and the donkeys and horses had just the right amount of... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Address: 1 River Bend Road, Semonkong 120, Lesotho
Location: Lesotho > Maseru District > Semonkong
Number of rooms: 19
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“We loved the Rondavels”
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 of 5 bubbles shanehodges55, 4 days ago | Read review
“The dormitories were great for a large group!”
 of 5 bubbles helenah701, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms up at the top have lovely views but the rooms lower down are closer to the dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles LynnE612, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“All roundables are very nice, with pleasant fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles zimpeto, Aug 27, 2016 | Read review
“Any room on the lower levels for older people. See the website for details.”
 of 5 bubbles dansM1891MO, May 18, 2016 | Read review
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