Molema Bush Camp is situated on the banks of the Limpopo River in the Tuli Block, about 30 km downstream from Platjan Border in the easternmost corner of Botswana. Located on privately-owned land, in an area soon to be incorporated into the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA), and very easily accessible from South Africa. The Concession is 24 000 acre of Botswana wilderness makes an ideal getaway or stop-over point for travellers between Botswana and South Africa.
The area is home to a diverse range of wildlife and boasts the world’s largest elephant population on privately-owned land (over 1800 Elephant) – offering some incredible sightings and providing fantastic photographic opportunities. Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Spotted and Brown Hyaena are amongst the many carnivore species that occur within the reserve. Large herds of free-roaming Eland, Zebra and Wildebeest are seen regularly and many other plains game are also found in the area.
The Tuli area is rich in archaeological heritage and beautiful San rock art sites have been discovered alongside numerous archaeological sites dating back from the Stone Age. Scattered artefacts are still being discovered over the concession.
Game viewing is excellent during the drier months of April to October and the southern night- skies appear to be studded with more stars than usual. The stark beauty of the landscape towards the end of the dry season is synonymous with the Tswana word “tuli” (meaning dust).
The ‘green season’ occurs from November to March and this is when the African bush takes on a whole new look. Most animals produce their young while the migrant birds return to their sunny southern African summer homes. Once the rains return to the region, the bush lays a lush green floral carpet and the sky is spectacularly blue, all combining to make this a special season to visit us.
Molema offers self-catering accommodation in wooden cabins, semi-permanent dome tents and camping sites. The accommodation is located close to the banks of the Limpopo River, shaded by huge Leadwood and Mashatu trees.
There are 4 wooden cabins each with an en-suite bathroom (shower, toilet, basin) veranda and braai stand. These are three twin cabins and one family cabin (double bed & bunk bed), each +/- 20m2.
One cabin is set on a very private site overlooking the Limpopo River, however note that it is 300m from the kitchen. Towels, bedding and bathroom amenities are provided. There is a fully-equipped kitchen (freezer, gas stove, cutlery, crockery, glasses and cooking utensils) and boma area available for cabin guests. A daily housekeeping service is provided.
There are 4 camping sites each with private ablutions (shower, toilet, basin) and a braai stand. A maximum of 8 persons / 2 vehicles are permitted per site unless the entire camping area is booked by the same group.
Dome tents, complete with stretchers and linen, can be booked at an additional cost.
Molema Bush Camp is unfenced and there is no electricity. Firewood can be purchased from the office (with all proceeds going to the community), there are no shops nearby so please ensure you have all food, drinks and ice for the duration of your stay. When travelling from South Africa the last shops prior to your arrival at Molema are in Alldays, and from within Botswana in Bobonong, Mothlabaneng and Mathathane.
Molema is great for birding, and guests may walk within the designated grounds which includes an attractive riverine area. We do not permit any unaccompanied walking or driving around the reserve.