The stunning Mapungubwe Hill
The stunning Mapungubwe Hill
Mata to Bitterpan Trail
Mata to Bitterpan Trail
Moremi Gorge
Moremi Gorge
Island in the Delta
Island in the Delta

Matsieng Footprints

Further north on the main road, just after the village of Rasesa, this National Monument consists of a slab of sandstone pierced by two deep holes, as well as engravings. Legend says that the first ancestor of the Batswana, Matsieng – a giant, one-legged man, climbed out of one hole, followed by his people, their domestic animals, and wildlife. The engravings – now very faint – were probably made by Khoe herders, and date to the beginning of the second millennium.

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