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Abseiling the Maletsunyane falls – Take the plunge!

Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho. 2006

Photo by sherburne-photo

For all those adrenaline junkies out there, Lesotho has a very special experience in store for you, a breathtaking/petrifying 40 minute long total adrenaline rush! It is abseiling at its most exciting and attracts many an international daredevil.

Maletsunyane Falls near Semonkong is the venue for this daring feat and as waterfalls go, this is probably the most famous waterfall in the Mountain Kingdom.

Guinness world records logoAt a whopping 204 metres (669ft), it is both the highest single-drop waterfall in Southern Africa and it holds the Guinness World Record for the “highest commercially operated abseil in the world“. That’s quite a resumé when you think about it. Read more

Fishing for wild Lesotho Trout

Fishing in Lesotho is one of the more popular activities and not without good reason. As it offers plenty of excitement for the angler and can be undertaken at numerous sites around the mountain Kingdom. The areas are remote, with difficult access and very few people, as a result fishing pressure is very light and you will have unlimited kilometres of rivers all for yourself.


The trout river fishing season opens each year on the 1st of September and closes on the 31st of May.  Water levels permitting, the best time to fly fish these waters is at the end of September to the end of November and then again from March to May. Trying to fish during the rainy season (December to February) is possibly the worst time to stalk the river banks, as most of the rivers are clouded with silt and the fishing is badly affected. Read more

Valley of the pools Tshelanyane National Park

Tsehlanyane Rock pool

One of the rock pools in Tsehlanyane National Park

In June 2010 I visited Tsehlanyane National Park in Northern Lesotho for a 2 week stay with my son. I had researched this area for some time from my home in Australia via Google Earth. I was keen on finding new undiscovered area’s within the park. An interesting valley 5k’s from Maliba Mountain lodge, (where we had been staying) was identified as worth exploring. None of the local rangers knew anything about this area and it is likely it had only ever been visited by local herd boys. Read more

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