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Maletsunyane Falls

Off road north of Semonkong, Semonkong 120, Lesotho
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Well Worth the Drive

A three-hour drive from Maseru on sealed roads all the way to Semonkong with great views along the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Robert F
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Sydney, Australia
Worth the bumpy drive

I would suggest getting there in the morning so you have the place to yourself. It's such a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Travis B
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“pony trekking” (2 reviews)
“en route” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Off road north of Semonkong, Semonkong 120, Lesotho
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A three-hour drive from Maseru on sealed roads all the way to Semonkong with great views along the way. When you get to the bridge just prior to entering Semonkong you need to turn right and drive along an unsealed road for about 11 km...More

1  Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I would suggest getting there in the morning so you have the place to yourself. It's such a beautiful spot and worth a visit!! I've never seen such a perfect spot to sit and appreciate the waterfall! Worth visiting.

1  Thank Travis B
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This place is heaven. I drove 6 hours to this place but it was totally worth it. The road to the Falls coming from South-Africa is an attraction on it's own. The Falls were my best nature experience during my South-Africa/Lesotho/Swaziland trip. Walking up the...More

1  Thank Pieter G
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Quite dramatic views of Africa's highest single-drop waterfall and neatly hidden away in this incredible gorge a short walk away from Semonkong; If you have the time rather take the guided hike (R130 per guide for 4 guests) or the donkey / pony ride. Its...More

Thank Matt_Sa_12
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We hiked from Semonkong Lodge and went to the top of the falls first. It's so high that your stomach starts turning! Absolutely amazing view of the valley. Then we hiked around to the other side of the valley to see the falls from the...More

2  Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

West of Semonkong but no signs, turn off at bridge. The track, approx 7k, should only be attempted by SUV with decent ground clearance. Dry when we were there and Rav 4 coped but if wet we would not have made it. The views across...More

1  Thank Nigel W
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Wonderful falls in an exceptional environment. We visited starting from the Semongkong Lodge and experienced the abseiling organised by them. A unique way to live the environment.

1  Thank Griet D
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

After a beautiful drive through the mountains to get there, it was tricky to actually find the falls. Access to falls are not well marked, so we had to ask several people to be sure that the dirt roads up the mountains were indeed the...More

1  Thank Nicholas256
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Very special to see this amazing waterfall. Better after the rains in October through to February but is special all year round. One can abseil down next to the waterfall which is an experience of a life time. Ask for more details at Semonkong Lodge....More

Thank TaraKinsey
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Creation at its best, and it never disappoints. despite there being less rains the falls were beautiful. you can stare at them forever. what a gem Lesotho has in the Maletsunyane Falls

1  Thank Inno_1
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svh135
5 April 2017|
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Response from PaulHWessels | Reviewed this property |
The Lodge is The only place were you can arrange a pony trip or absailing at the falls. They are very helpful and friendly and worth the while visiting.
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Kara S
19 March 2017|
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Response from PaulHWessels | Reviewed this property |
There is NO camping site at the falls. You are not allowed to camp anywhere. The closest ander safe site is at Semonkong Lodge some 5km away.
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