The Ha Kome Cave Village is situated at Pulane area in Berea district. The caves were a hideout for the Basia and one Bataung clans during the Lifaqane Wars and cannibalism. The cave is still inhabited by their descendants to this day. There are also faded San paintings in the cave which indicates that the San also occupied the cave some time prior to their arrival albeit briefly.
The Kome Crafts and Information Office that is about 500 metres up the road from the caves houses locally-made crafts including crafts from Lesotho Mountain Crafts in Teyateyaneng, 21 km from the centre. You will also find a tuck shop and a small café at the centre.
At the Kome Crafts and Information Centre you can have picnic and even strike up a barbecue/braai at one of its many stands. The helpful staff at the centre can help you organise pony treks around the Pulane area and even assist you with guided tours of the Kome Cave Village. Catering is available upon request. Camping is permitted but there aren’t any shower facilities.
A high clearance vehicle is recommended if you driving down to the centre and sensible footwear for the the trip to the cave dwellings.
NEAR THE HA COME CAVE DWELLINGS
The nearest filling station to the caves is in Teyateyaneng.
Some accommodation options in and around Pulane include; Ka Pitseng Guest House, Blue Mountain Inn, Mmelesi Lodge, Aloes Guest House, the Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village, Pyramid Gardens and Khotsong Guest House.
Other places of historical significance near the Ha Kome cave dwellings are the Bokhopa pinnacle where cannibals waylaid their grass robes to trap the passersby and a large overhang where that inhabited in Malimong (Place of the cannibals).