The mighty Maletsunyane Falls in Lesotho, one of the highest single dropping waterfalls in Africa, creates a haze of smoke as the water plummets 186 metres into a spectacular gorge. It is from this smoke that Semonkong – The Place of Smoke – gets its name.
Semonkong Lodge offers accommodation in Semonkong, and is perfectly situated on the banks of the Malestunyane River. The accommodation, built of traditional stone and thatch, offers just the right balance of rustic elegance; with affordable & comfortable ensuite rooms, crackling fires & warm beds.
I enjoyed my stay at Semonkong Lodge and also the food at the restaurant. As mentioned in a previous post, I did not stock up on groceries as it was just an overnight stay, so I dined at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The lodge also attracts a friendly crowd of European tourists who seemed to order a lot of food and drinks during their stay there.
The breakfast burrito was interesting because it was a fusion of Lesotho marinated meat wrapped in a Mexican burrito covering, with some salsa drizzled on the top. It was a savoury breakfast and I enjoyed it a lot. There were also more common items on the breakfast menu, such as pancakes, bacon, omelette, but I decided to try this because it was something different.