Geography and history

Mokhotlong is a region situated in Lesotho. Its capital town is Mokhotlong and the Maluti Mountain Range and Senqu River can be found in this region. This 4 075 km² area of land is the poorest region in the country and has a total population of approximately 100 000 residents. The name of this region means “Place of the Bald Ibis” and there are some diamonds in the area.

The capital and only town in the region, Mokhotlong, is known for the Tlaeeng Pass, the highest road in Africa. At 3 275 m, this pass is sometimes referred to as “The Roof of Africa”. Pony-trekking is a very popular activity in the area because you can explore more of the beauty of Lesotho.


Mokhotlong is a relatively poor region, but still offers tourists cosy accommodation options. There are bed and breakfasts, self-catering units and camping sites available in the area. Please view our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the region.


The business community of Mokhotlong relies on tourist funding through visits. Tourists are encouraged to make use of the stalls, shops, products, souvenirs and restaurants in the region. Please go to our business directory for more information on all the businesses in the region. This region has many nature inspired outdoor activities and attractions, especially pony-trekking. Please view our activities directory for a list of things to do in the area.