A good half way stop over, between Johannesburg and Maun or Victoria Falls
“They call it Africa...we call it home.”
S 22 deg 41.462'
E 28 deg 09.740'
Tired of lodges, want something different?
Molope is a private Farm on the Limopopo River in the Tuli Block. Accommodates 2 in a luxury cottage. And there is the possibility of adding two people (family or friends) at an extra cost, into the traditional mud brick rondavel. Experience farm life, animal and bird watching in a remote tranquil setting.
The air conditioned private spacious studio cottage is self contained with its own fully equipped kitchen, stylish bathroom with shower, leading to a 2nd outside shower overlooking the bush. Egyptian cotton sheets are supplied for the king /twin beds. There is everything you need to bbq, cook in traditional black pots or use the conventional cooker.
The rondavel is beside the cottage, has no electricity and is supplied with solar lights and a funky outdoor bathroom, can be used as a second bedroom to the cottage, it has 2 single beds at £50 extra for the whole rondavel, payable at property.
Included are guided walks every morning with the dogs, breakfast in the lapa by the pool and afternoon game drives. Night drives will be charged at P100 per person per hour. Any drives outside of the farm, will be charged for at P150 per person per hour.
Maria's home made farm breakfast consists of grain bread, Scottish oat cakes, marmalade, yoghurt, fresh eggs and seasonal fruit from the organic orchard. We don't have a barista but good coffee is our priority.
Shimane, the manager, is always available for other requests, a night drive, fishing etc. and after 28 years on the farm is delighted to share his local knowledge.
The Farm is 750 hectares of peaceful bushveld with a boundary of 3.5 kms of Limpopo River abounding with natural game and more than 300 species of birds. It is safe to walk. The Lotsane River also runs diagonally through the farm. Robyn Scott wrote a very interesting book about growing up on the farm "Twenty Chickens for a Saddle"
It is 500 kms (6 hours drive) from Joburg through the Groblers Bridge/Martins Drift border post, or 350 kms (4 hours drive) from Gaborone. After Sherwood, there is 42 kms on a gravel road parallel to the Limpopo, but easily accessible with a normal car unless there has been heavy rain (unfortunately not often!) Please contact Kae for more specific directions.
There are no restaurants nearby, so bush bbq, self catering only. The supermarket is 150 km's away. For a small extra charge you can shop from Kae's larder, and deep freeze. You are welcome to help yourself to anything from the organic veggie garden and orchard.
Wifi is available.
Limited cellphone signal.
THE LAST REVIEW THAT WAS TOO LATE TO BE ADDED UNDER REVIEWS!
Hello Kaye We are back in the U.K after the most wonderful holiday in Botswana. I was really disappointed to find I was too late to leave a review - I had no idea there was a time limit. Apparently though I can give you a reference, which i would very much like to do, but you have to send a reference request from your profile page. I have left a reply on my profile page - thank you so much for your comments. We had such a special time on Molope Farm, neither of us could believe our luck! Wide open spaces, amazing hospitality and so many interesting things to see, not to mention 5 star luxury. Richard has recounted about you arriving on my birthday with the warm bread on your decorated electric buggy, to about 20 people already. My favourite bit though was walking the dogs! Thank you so much again for my birthday meal - I certainly won't forget where I spent my 50 th. We had wonderful rhino viewing in the Rhino sanctuary, Ngepi was just lovely - we splashed out and stayed in a tree house. On the way up there we managed to find Kubu Island. We were able then to drive up north via gweta. On the way up to Ngepi we stayed at Guma Camp on the delta and Drifters just outside Maun. We then came back down and stayed at Grasslands Lodge. They have a family of San Bushmen who have lived and worked on their reserve for many years. The morning walk with them and then evening bushman dance was so interesting. The young couple who hosted us were very nice and really interesting -she grew up in the area and could understand enough of the bushmen language to translate. They were just covering for her uncle for a few weeks at the lodge and are setting up their own camp up near shakawe. They have just advertised it on airbnb, so that's on my list for next time. We spent the last couple on nights in khutse game reserve camping. Hope you have a really great stay in Melbourne. All the best Kath ### Airbnb ###
ANOTHER REVIEW THAT WAS TOO LATE FOR THE AIRBNB SYSTEM
A bit of a late reaction. We stayed at your fantastic place Oct 4, 3 nights (while you were in Australia) . We have very little time and/or opportunity to write reviews while traveling 5 weeks. For other booking sites we usually get more time on returning, on request. We know Airbnb doesn't do that so we decided to review during our trip. Unfortunately our Pc broke down and stupid Airbnb required a confirmation....using our home phone number because our smartphone we used instead was an "unrecognized device". So we were unable to review and read yours. If you like, we saw you did something similar for another guest, you can add a link to our website ic2 com (I can not post a full link I think but I'll try in the end). Go to Travel Tips, Africa, Botswana and you'll find our detailed info about the great place. We hope to return soon!
Dick & Elke van Kooten
It is a very peaceful natural environment for those that want to leave the worries of the world behind. Relax by the beautiful pool etc.
Typ av rum
Eget hus/egen lgh
Typ av boende
Sherwood, Tuli Block, Botswana, Botswana