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Town Small Semonkong

ID: w180781 View large map

Located in Lesotho :: Lesotho :: Semokong
Category: Places :: Town Small

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Description [ correction ]

Semonkong means 'place of smoke' in English and dates back to the 1880s as a refuge for Basotho villagers who were displaced by the conflict during the Gun War. Situated in the middle of mountains the town is reachable by 4WD, yet it attracts a wide range of visitors due to various adventurous activities such as hiking, abseiling and waterfalls. The town has a few accommodation options, stores and plenty of pubs. The town is reachable by bus or taxis and only 120km from Maseru. For more information the visitors can contact Lesotho Tourism main office in Maseru.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation, Lesotho
Contact : Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation
Tel : +266 22 312 238
Fax : +266 22 310 189
Email : Click Here
Host Website : Click Here
Cellphone Reception : Intermittent Main Cellular Network : Vodacom Lesotho. Econet Telecom.

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +266 62 021 021
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : Leaded, unleaded.
Diesel : Yes   Diesel Price Index : LSL12.85
Facilities : Shops, General Dealer, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Airstrip, Airfield, Tyre Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Nearby Facilities : Pubs.

Activities [ correction ]
Quad Bikes, 4WD Trails, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Fishing, Swimming, Bird Watching
More Activities: Abseil. Pony Trek. Rock Climbing. 4x4.
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access: Yes
Vehicle Type: 4WD

No hospital or doctors - two clinics available run by nurses: Roman Catholic Church Clinic and the Government Clinic. Closest ATM in Roma. Tourism tel no for Semonkong Lodge, they will supply any info and can organise local tours. Petrol not always available, plans for an Engen Fuel Station to be constructed in 2015.

 Travel Tip!

Use a 2x4, 4x4 or high-clearance vehicle. Stock up on fuel or supplies at Roma or Maseru. Local ladies sell home-made bread at the bus stop area - steamed & liphaphatha.


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