Mochudi is the main village for Bakgatla tribe whose totem is a monkey. Bakgatla settled in the area in 1871.
The population of Mochudi is 40,000 people. Lying 40km to the north of Gaborone, the village is located in a rocky area as it is surrounded by hills.
The main attraction in Mochudi is the Phuthadikobo Museum which is perched at the top of a hill and holds a rich history of Bakgatla tribe and Batswana in general.
The museum was originally the first educational school in Mochudi.
Mochudi is the administrative capital of Kgatleng District which lies within the proximity of the capital Gaborone. The district stretches to the east where the Limpopo river passes before entering South Africa.
Kgatleng ditrict is famous for the Matsieng footprints which belong to a legendary giant and tswana ancestor who emerged from the earth's centre with his people and animals to inhabit the world.
The footprints lie imprinted on some rocks in a protected area just 50km north of Gaborone.
Return to Botswana Cities and Districts page
Return to KnowBotswana homepage