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Africa's Jewel

The Maletsunyane Falls near Semonkong is the highest single-drop waterfall in Africa at 192 m. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leuven, Belgium

Very nice falls, especially the cliff. You can arrange horse riding at Semonkong lodge; the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Almere, Nederland
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Off road north of Semonkong, Semonkong 120, Lesotho
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maletsunyane Falls near Semonkong is the highest single-drop waterfall in Africa at 192 m. The site also organises an abseil of 204 meters, going down just next to the falls. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest commercially-run abseil in the world....More

Thank FandKandMuffin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice falls, especially the cliff. You can arrange horse riding at Semonkong lodge; the most special way to reach the falls. From the road between Semonkong to the south, you have a nice view of the falls (on the other side) as well.

Thank HannekeLeonie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place when I was in Africa and all I can say is wow! What a great place. The only problem is the road is terrible. This ain no go area for first time drivers. You need to be extra careful when driving...More

Thank Setlhomo R
Reviewed 13 August 2018

What an incredibly beautiful waterfall!? Unfortunately no direction and a fairly poor road to get there. Without a GPS we would have had no idea. Also no amenities. But worth the trip if you can travel off road!

1  Thank Jinx L
Reviewed 9 August 2018

My wife and I, while visiting Lesotho to attend a church conference, were driven to the Falls to view this local attraction by friends living in the area. We were amazed and touched at the beauty and peacefulness of the area.

Thank Dion P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

When we landed at Semonkong we went to the store and the owner arranged for us to hire police horses for the ride to the falls. Well trained, we were told not to worry about finding our way back, the horses would bring us !...More

1  Thank Rhona K
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We hired a local guide through Semonkong Lodge to do the medium level hike which still required non-stop concentration with walks along the steep valley. The hike took about five hours round trip but was well worth it for the picturesque view of the 200...More

Thank thelonious22
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
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
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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5 April 2017|
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.
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.