Semongkong Lodge Lesotho
At the end of 2018 the phonix capture team ventured high into Lesotho for some proper mountain time at Semonkong lodge. We were on assignment for Love Africa Marketing , to shoot a promotional Lodge Video for Semonkong lodge. They have a host of activities on offer and we wer tasked to caprture thee activities in the best way possible. Being an adventurers paradise, this was right up our alley, and we spent an exciting three days around the lodge capturing motion content of this vibrant town. From drinking maluti beer in a local pub, to abseiling down the highest abseil in Africa next to the majestic Maletsunyane falls, all this while shooting video was quite an extraordinary adventure!
All in all we enjoyed our time at Semonkong thoroughly and we can’t wait to return to the place of smoke!
The site on which the lodge stands, started by Syd Chaplain of Maluti Treks, was a favourite camping base for pony trekkers and fly fisherman looking to catch the famous brown or rainbow trout. Today, the lodge has grown to 23 stone and thatch rooms neatly positioned on the banks of the Maletsunyane River.
Deeply ingrained in the Semonkong Village and community which is just a stone’s throw away, the lodge is always bustling with activity as the Basotho people go about their daily lives. The balcony outside our Duck and Donkey Tavern, offers a fascinating view of daily life in Lesotho, as the Basotho’s, in their straw hats and traditional blankets, trot gracefully past on their ponies, followed by scuttling sheep, dogs, goats and donkeys. They are constantly transporting food and supplies, including large amounts of beer, from Semonkong to their villages which are sometimes days away.
Semonkong Lodge offers you a glimpse of life in “The Kingdom in the Sky”, knowing you will return home refreshed and at peace.