Qacha's Nek

Qacha's Nek

Geography and history

Qacha’s Nek is a region located in Lesotho. It capital town is Qacha’s Nek and is the only town in this region. The total population of this region is approximately 80 000 inhabitants and the area spans over 2 349 km² of land. Qacha’s Nek borders on the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and is the only practical entry point from this province.

The capital town of Qacha’s Nek served as an outlaw centre and is named after Chief Moorosi’s son, Qacha. This densely tree populated area has a very important airstrip available for tourists who would like to explore the highlands of Lesotho. Near the little village of Sehlabathebe is the well-known Sehlabathebe National Park with its 500 hectares of grasslands and alpine flora.


The region of Qacha’s Nek offers a wonderful spectrum of visitor accommodation. Facilities in the region include the following – bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses and camping sites. Please visit our accommodation directory for a full list of places to stay in the area.


There are many businesses in the Qacha’s Nek region with all your essential needs. Tourists have choice between many shops, products, souvenirs, stalls and restaurants. Please see our business directory for a list of all the businesses you will find in the area. Activities and attractions in the region are nature inspired and there is something to do for all members of the family. If you would like more information on things to do in the region, please go to our activities directory