The place is said to have got its name from ‘Mamokhahla, who is supposed to be a man who sought refuge in the place after running away from an initiation school. The local tradition then (just as it is now), was such that no man could escape the initiation school a certain period after registration. Supposedly, the man did run away, wearing cow skin cloth called mokhahla, worn by initiates. He then hid among the rocks in this place. Although the name ‘Mamokhahla (meaning the one wearing the cloth called mokhahla), is supposed to be feminine, it is applied to this man, perhaps due to the fact that he wasn’t brave, therefore resembled women (as people in those days were conditioned to think). Again, the historicity of these claims could not be independently verified.