The national capital Maseru is located 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Semonkong, while Lesotho is 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast.
Of course, visiting just one place can only ever give you a narrow glimpse into the broader cultural and natural fabric of a region. So try to allow a few days to discover Lesotho's attractions. Likalaneng and Nkau are two other places worth seeing while you're in Lesotho.
If the weather means you don't want to be outside, plan a trip to Lesotho's craft workshops.
If the perfect break for you and your family includes being outdoors and rugging up against the cold weather, this region will be a great destination. Cross-country skiing is a popular activity. Skiing is also enjoyed in the area. No getaway is really complete without a bit of rest and recuperation. Shore fishing is one of the activities they do to relax in this region and bird watching is another.
If you really want to understand the local customs, take your time to stop in at the region's restaurants and cafés. Often, these are the best spots to get to know local residents as well as sample popular dishes. Regular ingredients in this part of the world are cassava and fish. Why not order pap-pap (boiled cornmeal dish) or makoenya (fried cakes)? Both meals are a favorite choice in this region. For dessert, you can also try milk tart (made from condensed milk). Maluti Beer is a popular drink here. So head to the nearest drinking establishment, pull up a stool and see what you think. For a typical alcohol-free option, try the flavors of tea.
If you intend on traveling by plane, keep in mind that the handiest major airport is Moshoeshoe I International Airport, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest of Semonkong.