Mohale's Hoek District
Regarded as the centre for the southern region, which includes the districts of Mohale's Hoek, Mafeteng and Quthing. The town takes its name from King Moshoeshoe's younger brother, Mohale. During the 1830's Moshoeshoe's kingdom expanded into southern Lesotho.
Mohale was sent to administer the area and preserve the fragile peace agreement between the Baphuthi, who had lived there since about 1795, and the Basotho. Mohale founded a village, known today as Ha Ts'epo, a few kilometers north of the present town, which was established as the district headquarters after Lesotho became a British protectorate in 1868.
In the southwest, Mohale's Hoek borders on South Africa: mostly the Free State Province, but the southeastern border is shared with the Eastern Cape Province. Domestically, it borders on the following districts:
- Mafeteng District - northwest
- Maseru District - north
- Thaba-Tseka District - northeast
- Qacha's Nek District - east
- Quthing Distric - southeast
What to do
This is a wonderful area for hiking.
What to see
Here, one can see a genuine dinosaur footprint, as well as original San rock art.
Where to stay
In this area, we highly recommend the Hotel Mount Maluti.