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The town of Quthing, also called Moyeni, is the southernmost town in the country. There are two of the most important sets of dinosaur footprints in the region. There is a large panel of Bushman paintings at Qomoqomong.
The town of Quthing, also called Moyeni, is the southernmost town in the country. It is divided into upper Moyeni, the original colonial "camp", where the post office, banks, government offices and hospital are found, and lower Moyeni, a large straggling village with shops, street vendors and the bus and taxi ranks. Taxis link Upper and Lower Moyeni.
There are a few sites of interest around Quthing. The Masitise Mission is a few kilometres out of town on the Mohales Hoek road. The main feature is a cave house, built and lived in by the mission's founder, the Reverend Ellenberger. A few faded Bushman paintings are located nearby. The Villa Maria Mission is located between Masitise and Quthing, and is a beautiful sandstone church with striking red twin spires.
There are two of the most important sets of dinosaur footprints in the region. They are located a few hundred metres up the Mt. Moorosi road from the Quthing turn-off. The prints of many different dinosaurs, both herbivores and carnivores, as well as other primitive reptiles, follow and criss-cross each other. These dinosaur footprints, are probably the easiest to locate in the country.
There is a large panel of Bushman paintings at Qomoqomong. Some of the paintings are faded. Others are fairly good. Please do not wet or touch them! Take a lift or taxi from Lower Moyeni about 8km to the Qomoqomong General Dealers store. Make enquiries for someone to guide you. It is about a twenty-minute walk. The drive and walk are quite scenic in themselves.
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