African Waters
African Waters



Although fly fishing put the Makhangoa Community Camp on the map, the venue offers arguably one of the most authentic and pristine Lesotho Mountain experiences on offer. For a family holiday in Lesotho, Rosehip Cottage is an intimate and comfortable base from which to enjoy the incredible environment and rich culture of the area. Be it mountain biking, trail running, swimming and tubing in the river, cultural visits to the village, day hikes,  overnight camping trips up the Bokong valley, or just kicking back and taking in the incredible view of the mountains, valley, and river with a glass of wine or a cold beer, Rosehip Cottage offers it all.

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Fly Fishing

The Rosehip Cottage is allocated 2 rods (of the available 8 rods per day) to fly fish on Bokong River, under the supervision of the community River Rangers.
Fully guided fly fishing can be arranged with the in house African Waters professional guides, should there be availability.
Prime fly fishing season is Sept to April. All fly fishing is strictly catch and release.
R250/p per day (includes river ranger and angling permit) – subject to availability in prime season (Nov – May)

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River Fun

In the warmer months, the Bokong River offers the perfect natural water park for families to enjoy time outdoors together. Whether you prefer tubing in the rapids, or simply floating in the crystal clear pools, the Bokong River offers hours of river fun for the entire family.

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Whether you are a hardcore twitcher or just enjoy birds, Lesotho is a place where birds are a constant part of the day, their ever-present singing often supporting the tinkle of cowbells that is the peaceful chorus of the hills. Being a high altitude environment, the montane ecosystem is home to some highland specials.

These include the Drakensberg Rockjumper, Mountain Wheatear, Drakensberg Siskin, Verreaux’s Eagle, Bearded Vulture, and Ground Woodpecker. Even for non-birding guests, the rich birdsong in the mountain mornings is a happy, calming music of the most beautiful kind and appreciated by everyone.

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Village Tours

Take a walk to visit the Makhangoa Village, explore a traditional Basotho homestead, or pay the Makhangoa Primary School a visit.
Village tours are guided by the camp manager and are a great way to gain firsthand insight into the local culture and way of life.

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Pony Rides

Join our local Basotho guides for a outride from camp. These sure footed animals are the perfect companion for those who want to explore the region on horseback.
R200/p half day plus R200 for horse riding guide split between the group

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Pony Trekking

Experience the wonders of the Bokong Valley by taking a multi night pony trek. Aimed at the fit and adventurous family, this is a great way to explore the upper Bokong Valley. Speak to us beforehand for more info on associated costs and logistics.
R800/p/n based on min of 4 people (self-catered ). Includes horses, and pack saddles and local muleteer guide. Bring your own camping equipment.


Mountain Biking
& Trail Running

From easy gravel roads and jeep tracks, to more technical single track and bridal paths. Gentle gradients, or steep mountain climbs, the Makhangoa Family Cottage offers the ideal base to enjoy trail running and mountain biking of the highest quality.


The Bokong Valley is home to spectacular mountain vistas and a beautiful river. There are numerous trails one can take from camp.
Ranging from short 10min strolls to full day hikes.
Local guides available at R200/day
Community Guide: (should you wish to use these services for hiking or cultural tours): R100/p plus R200 for village guide split between the group.

The Mountain Vibe

Not interested in fly fishing, hiking, horse riding or tubing in the river? PERFECT.
The unique setting of the Makhagoa Family Cottage offers an idyllic base to relax and soak in the Mountain vibes, allowing you time to disconnect and rejuvenate mind, body and soul.