Mount Moorosi

The Mount Moorosi Region is situated in Southern Lesotho and offers new and exciting places to visit.

The Mount Moorosi Region is situated in Southern Lesotho and offers new and exciting places to visit. The newly built tar road that connects Qachas Nek in the East to Maseru in the South Western part means that all vehicles are able to visit the area.

The best accommodation in the area is at Moorosi Chalets where you can overnight in ensuite Rondavels or basic basotho huts. There are guided hikes to the top of the famous "Thaba Moorosi" where Chief Moorosi resisted British Rule and sent all his subjects up to top where he held out from British forces for 9 months in 1879. The area is full of Bushman Painting sites and from a study done in the eighties there have been more than 100 cave painting sites up the Quthing River Valley Alone. This region is far more dramatic than the other parts of Lesotho as the Senqu River winds its way down from the North. As you drive from Qachas Nek to Mount Moorosi you drop down and hug the Senqu and climb to well over 2400 metres. The river valleys - The Ketane River Valley, Sebapala River Valley, Maletsenayane River Valley and Quthing River Valley that meet up with the Senqu are all very impressive and worth exploring.

The upper reaches of the Quthing River valley boast the unexplored Majoana Mabeli Waterfall with its colony of Cape Vultures nesting in its cliffs and the high altitude Lake Letsie about 2400 metres above sea level. The Sebapala River Valley offers an incredibly scenic drive on good gravel for 50km from the Chalets with incredibly steep ascents and descents. At the end of the road you find yourself in the most Southerly tourist destination at the village of Ha Liphapang where you can take part in a pony trek or hike to Lesotho's finest set of Bushman Paintings, trout fish and stay over in stunning Basotho huts which have been allocated to tourists.

If you take a drive up the Ketane River Valley for about 50km from the Moorosi Chalets you will also get to the end of the road where you can explore the impressive sandstone formations. The relatively unkwown Ketane Waterfall can be viewed a few hours hike from where you leave the vehicle. The Senqu River Valley itself offers some incredible view points which are accessible by vehicle or foot - the most impressive of these is the Christ the King Viewpoint where you gaze upon an incredible view of a horse shoe bend of the Senqu River.