Lesotho officially the Kingdom of Lesotho is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa. Any trip to Lesotho is highlighted by a visit to Katse Dam. This is the centrepiece of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project which transfers the water of the Lesotho Highlands via an incredible conduit of dams and tunnels through the mountains, eventually dispelling out onto the plains of South Africa's Free State Province. Activities at Katse can include any of the following tour of the dam wall, a boat trip on Katse Dam, a village visit into a village, a wander around Katse Botanical gardens or a couples of hours of horse riding.
Semonkong in itself is a popular attraction, as it is home to the Semonkong Falls, also known as the Maletsunyane Falls, the highest single drop in southern Africa and offers some spectacular unspoilt scenery. Semonkong Lodge offers adventure seekers the opportunity to abseil the falls and therefore conquer the world's highest abseil at 204m.
The Sehlabathebe National Park in the south eastern region of Lesotho, although fairly inaccessible is definitely well worth the effort. This hidden gem is full of wonderful rock formations unique to this area, massive rock overhangs, small lakes, rock art, rock arches and a beautiful and unique ecosystem of plants, birds and animals.
Water levels permitting, the best time to fly fish these rivers is the beginning of September to the end of November and then from March to mid May. December, January and February coincide with our rainy season, but these are great months to fish if the rivers are clear and weather permits. There are catchment river frontage areas where water clears rapidly after heavy rains and are utilised in these circumstances.