Semonkong Abseiling


The Maletsunyane Falls at Semonkong are one of the most spectacular sights in southern Africa! The river plunges over a 200m drop into a deeply incised gorge which carries on for a few kilometres downstream. 11 yearsd ago, Semonkong Lodge pioneered what has been cetified by the Guinness Book of Records as the “Highest Commercial Abseil in the World”. We are offering you the chance to do this!!

DAY 1

Depart from Sani lodge at 7.30am in our 4x4 vehicle via Underberg, Matatiele and enter Lesotho through the scenic pass of Qachas Nek. Our route follows the beautiful deep valley Lesotho’s main river, the Senqu, taking the brand new road north. This feat of modern engineering crosses massive bridges before climbing up into the mountains. Arrive at Semonkong Lodge early afternoon and immediately embark on the abseiling training course. This includes theory and practicial as you experiment on small cliffs near the lodge itself.

DAY 2 An early start gets you to the top of the Falls. When all is ready, you start your descent which takes you through the very spray of the waterfall. Unbelievable views in a 40 minute descent give you a once in a lifetime experience! The experienced abseil guides will assist you and ensure that this is a completely safe thing to do. After the descent, you hike along and then climb back out of the gorge. Time in the later afternoon for the Donkey Pub Crawl – visit 4 or 5 local Semonkong taverns on donkey back with Basotho guides!

DAY 3: A leisurely departure and drive more slowly back the way we came on Day 1 with more time for view stops.


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E Mail info@sanilodge.co.za

SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS DOES NOT HAVE A 24 HOUR RECEPTION. RECEPTION OPENING HOURS ARE 7AM TO 9PM. GUESTS PLANNING TO ARRIVE LATER THAN 9PM, WILL NEED TO MAKE SPECIAL PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS.