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Post by Marino4x4 » 28 Jan 2013 12:21

This is a short trip report of our trip the weekend to Semonkong and the Maletsunyane falls.

We left on Saturday at 06:00 from Bloemfontein and crossed the border at Maseru Bridge at about 08:30. There was a bit of a problem with an official having trouble with us bringing alcohol into the country. Apparently citizens of Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa are not allowed to bring this into Lesotho. It was the first time I had trouble like this. Make sure you pack your beer were it cannot be seen from the outside of the car. Luckily the official let us go with us needing to cover the beer with a jacket. One plus also was that a friend of my sister from Italy was with us. Italians may bring alcohol into Lesotho.

From Roma they are working on the road to Semonkong. Real cowboys!! There is now traffic control through the road works. You have to sneak through the tipper trucks and digging machines. The contractors also drive rally in these sections. The road is very good tough and when the road is finished will be very nice to drive. They were also busy blasting rocks when we past the works. Luckily we past there while they were busy preparing. This might delay you when driving to Semonkong.

We stayed at Semonkong lodge. The rooms are very nice and clean. The staff is very friendly. It was really a nice stay. The falls is also something to see. One cannot capture the bigness of the falls in a photo. The sound of the water falling is also amazing. We had a nice braai the evening and enjoyed some of the beers that gave us trouble in Maseru.

The trip back took about 6h to Bloemfontein. It is really a nice trip and easy to do. :thumbup:
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Post by Jules » 28 Jan 2013 14:01

Very nice, yip the alcohol is starting to become a problem into Mozambique as well. Lesotho is n great destination for me , I JUST LOVE THOSE HUGE MOUNTAINS.

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Post by dieselfan » 29 Jan 2013 14:57

Nice pics, years ago I wanted to propose there...did you do the horse rides or abseiling?

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Post by Marino4x4 » 29 Jan 2013 16:14

Hi Dieselfan

We did not do the horse riding or the abseiling. 240m is a bit high to my liking. Bit of a :yipes: when it combs to heights.
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