Quthing District

About Quthing

Quthing - also known as Moyeni, the "Place of the Wind" - is a district headquarters town located in the southernmost part of Lesotho. The rich rock art of the district is testimony to the Bushmen who lived there for millennia. In the past few centuries Baphuthi, Bathepu and Basotho have become the main inhabitants, and there is still today a mix of languages and cultures.


The colonial district headquarters was set up Silver Spruit (now the site of Leloaleng Industrial School) in 1877, but re-established on the present site at Upper Moyeni in 1884 after the Gun war.


A second settlement, Lower Moyeni, was developed at the foot of the hill below the government buildings area. A tarred road was opened early in the 90's linking Moyeni with Mohale's Hoek. A hotel was opened at Upper Moyeni, and a hospital was also later constructed. In the Senqu valley, upstream from Moyenin, there are many important fossil sites, with an important fossil footprint site close to the town.

Activities

Moorosi Chalets - Visitors can stop over at Ellenberger's Cave House where they can see the Dinosaur Footprints. There is a guided tour to the ruins of the historical Mount. Moorosi fortress, where Chief Moorosi fought a battle against the Cape Mounted Rifles. Gymnogene and rare Bearded Vultures are often sighted in this area, and there is a breathtaking view of the Senqu River. There is an awesone drive up the magnificent passes to Mphaki, where the return journey is even more spectacular.


Lesotho's best kept trout fishing secret along the Sebapala and Tsatsane Rivers - "The Place of the Bushmen" has the most spectacular Bushman Paintings. There is a camping site situated at Ha Job village in the Basotho.
Visitors can explore the Mokoaes valley and Letsies Lake. Then one can stay the night at Ha Tlhaku, where Chief Mpiti will host them in his Basotho village, situated on top of the world.


Maseru - Quthing 180 Km (Scenic and Historical) - This route encompasses some of the southern tours of Mafeteng and Mohale'hoekt. A diversion can be made at Mohale's Hoek to see the cannibal caves of Motlejoa. Taking the road to Quthing, negative, or indented, dinosaur footprints can be seen at Masitise cave. Positive, or raised, dinosaur footprints can be found at Moyeni, which prove to be the climax of the tour.

COMMENTS
1

Pinkie Hermanus

Jan 04, 2013 at 14:21
I am looking for my family background, it has been mentioned that my great grandfather is coming from Quthing and he died in Eastern Cape at Idutywa. His name was Peter Hermanus. Can you please assist me?
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Pinkie Hermanus

Jan 04, 2013 at 14:21
I am looking for my family background, it has been mentioned that my great grandfather is coming from Quthing and he died in Eastern Cape at Idutywa. His name was Peter Hermanus. Can you please assist me?
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Maseleso Mphonyo

Oct 01, 2013 at 12:57
ke kopa ho tseba hore na hobaneng Masitise Historical Cave House e sa hlahelle litabeng tse ka holim?
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