Day # 8 - SEMONKONG (Lesotho) 0kms
Day offThough not technical the previous four days will have been strenuous with the tight, sweeping bends and tracks we've biked on through Lesotho so far, and there's still lots more to come. So this easy day will be welcome.
In the morning we will bike a 50km loop to visit the famous Maletsunyane Falls, one of the highest single dropping waterfalls in Africa, creating a haze of smoke as the water plummets the 186 metres into a spectacular gorge.
It is from this "smoke" that Semonkong – The Place of Smoke – gets its name.Our lodge is in the Guinness book of records for having organised the longest ever vertical abseil down a waterfall! Back to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon you can either choose to relax on the terrace in front of your comfortable room or join up with everyone in the lodge's fully licensed Duck & Donkey Tavern - popular with the locals too. If you'd like to join one of the activities on offer you can choose between mountain biking, pony trekking or one of a selection of cultural tours. Dinner in the Tavern.
If you are interested in a place on a full tour contact SU to be put on her waiting list & be advised if a place comes free.