Nestled between the dusty escarpments of the Maseru District, close to the geographical heart of Lesotho as a whole, the little conglomeration of bamboo-topped thatch villages and huts that is Semonkong might not look like one of the most-visited spots in the country; but it is.
Why? Well, that honor surely has to go to the mist-producing plumes of the great Maletsunyane Falls, which can be found roaring over the edge of a table-top mountain nearby.
Thousands of visitors come to wonder at this great natural creation, to scale the mountain paths in its presence and see the ice-caked plunge pools into which it descends.
Things to do in Semonkong traditional village Lesotho
Maletsunyane Falls is a 192-meter-high waterfall in the Southern African country Lesotho. It is located near the town of Semonkong, which also is named after the falls. The waterfall is on the Maletsunyane River and it falls from a ledge of Triassic-Jurassic basalt.
Visiting the huts
These huts are truly traditional and a visit to see how they are built and interacting with the local people in this village is a great experience
How to get to Semonkong traditional village Lesotho
By road Semonkong village is Situated in the Thaba Putsoa (‘Blue Mountains’) about 115 km southeast of Maseru, Semonkong (‘Place of Smoke’) is a small highland town whose name alludes to the spectacular cloud of spray thrown up by the nearby Maletsunyane Waterfall when it’s in full flow.
Where to stay in Semonkong traditional village
Semonkong lodge – a place of smoke
You will discover the gem that is Semonkong Lodge, built on the banks of the Maletsunyane River using only local stone & thatch, offering just the right balance between civilization and rustic elegance; a perfect base to explore this area on the iconic Basotho pony, mountain bikes or dare to take on the highest commercial abseil in the world.