The name “Holokohlo” is probably derived from a Sesotho name “moholokohlo” which means an abyss or a deep gorge. The place is indeed a deep dark gorge, when viewed from above. On the other hand, the word “botlole” appears to have its roots in the Sesotho word ‘tlola” which means “jump.” This site is described as the cliff so high that if one does not “jump” carefully when passing close to it, he might fall down to the foot of the cliff about ten metres down. The locals claim that some of the daring adventurous youth have actually fallen down this cliff, but were recovered alive as they mainly hit the trees, which provided a softer landing at the bottom.