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Maletsunyane Falls

Maletsunyane Falls, one cataract on an Orange River tributary in Lesotho, 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Maseru. It is one of the highest waterfalls in the world with a drop of 192 meters and is important to Lesotho as a tourist attraction. The pony ride to and from the falls is spectacular, beautiful, traveling through beautiful fields and local villages. An experience from this world.


The falls are the most beautiful we've ever seen, better than Niagara Falls, better than Victoria Falls, perfect in a natural setting.


The abseiling was incredible. It's organized so well. Professionals are the men running it. It's all about safety, and it's 100% safe. You need no experience whatsoever. And it's just an incredible ride to the bottom alongside the 204 meter (670 feet) falls. Equally wonderful is the hike from the bottom of the falls. So is the drive from and to Maseru as well.

Go here if you're going to just one place in Africa. The horses ride. Do the robbery. Experience the lodge.March/April is the best time of the year - the mountains are green and there's lots of little waterfalls in the mountains. Hiked to Maletsunyane from Semonkong lodge (arriving at the same side as the waterfall), and also rode around (on motorbikes) to see it from the opposite side. Majestic from the opposite side ... but standing next to where it tumbles down gives a whole new perspective on how high it is. If you have time, do a pony trek to the falls ... and ask at the lodge for Elizabeth, the blanket-lady, to show you her collection of Basutho blankets.



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