Community- Based Tours
In an effort to empower our local community; Semonkong Lodge, Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation & Skillshare International have trained unemployed men & woman to be proper tour guides with first aid courses! The following routes are direct results from this project. The routes/tours were planned, researched & developed by the guides themselves & all the money goes directly to them! Go ahead, book a tour & feed a family or help pay a child’s school fees!
Semonkong Town Tour
Enjoy & learn about local life in Semonkong Town. Stroll the streets; meet the local people accompanied by an informative local as a tour guide. Visit the local market & brewery before enjoying a traditional lunch at a locally owned restaurant – included in the tour price!
Traditional Blanket Presentation
Visit the home of Mé Masetho & view an assortment of traditional Basotho blankets. Mé Masetho will explain about the patterns and different meanings of the blankets. Please check with reception what times this tour is available as Mé Masetho’s works different shifts.
Roman Catholic Compound Tour
Visit the Roman Catholic Mission & school, clinic, convent & historic church buildings. Stop at the local NGO’s & discover their work with the local communities. A traditional lunch at a locally owned restaurant for you & your guide is included in the tour price!
Thaba Tšeou Hike
For the adventurous & tough hikers this is a long hike Thaba Tšeou & surrounding area. With an early morning departure, enjoy a 4x4 drive to Ha Phallang village from where you will hike into the mountains. This trip includes a short 4x4 drive to & from Ha Phallang village & a tough 6-7 hours of hiking through spectacular mountains & valleys. Step through the Kings High Altitude grazing grounds & spot grey Rhebok along the way.
Donkey or Ox Cart Pub Crawl Tour
Experience traditional & local entertainment sites in a unique way – riding a donkey or in an ox cart! Visit a traditional beer brewing home, local bars & enjoy the local Basotho folk, their music & dancing. Alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks are for sale in the local bars. Enjoy a traditional lunch at a locally owned restaurant, included in the tour price! All drinks at own cost.
Indigenous flower Tour (Summer Only)
One of Semonkong’s Local Flower experts can introduce you to +-30 indigenous flowers. Learn about their Medicinal uses, all within easy walking distance from Semonkong Lodge and in the Maletsunyane area. Longer trips exploring the surrounding valleys flowers available on request – tailor make your hike directly with your Guide! Max of 10 people.