self-catering (self contained) within a nature reserve just 12 km from Gaborone.


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Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Mokolodi Nature Reserve extends an invitation to experience its self-catering (self-contained) accommodations, nestled within the serene embrace of the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, a short distance from Gaborone, Botswana. Five secluded chalets perch atop a rocky hill, providing an exclusive vantage point overlooking a captivating waterhole. Guests who retreat to Mokolodi Lodge find respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life, immersing themselves in the mesmerizing world of wildlife observation.


The Location

Situated along the Lobatse Road, a mere 14 km south of Gaborone in Botswana, the Mokolodi Nature Reserve and its self-catering (self-contained) Lodge beckon nature enthusiasts and wanderers alike.



Step into the realm of Mokolodi Lodge, where the world narrows to the comfort of your own chalet. Each self-catering (self-contained) chalet is thoughtfully furnished, boasting amenities such as solar power, modern sanitary facilities, a cooker, and a refrigerator. The thatched roofs of the chalets offer a natural respite, providing coolness during the warmth of summer and cosiness amidst the winter chill.

For the adventurous souls, Mokolodi Lodge extends camping facilities. The aptly named Hidden Valley Campsite promises a picturesque escape. Here, amid the captivating deep bush of the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, you can immerse yourself in the wilderness without the sight of neighbouring tents. Each camping site is equipped with modern conveniences like flush toilets and kitchen sinks. For a truly unique experience, shower beneath the celestial expanse of stars. Among the 8 camping sites, three have their very own braai facilities.




The Mokolodi Nature Reserve invites you to embark on a captivating journey of exploration, ensuring a departure enriched with newfound knowledge of the wildlife. Within the Reserve, lies Botswana's sole Wild Cheetah Transit Station, a sanctuary for "problem cheetahs" prior to their relocation to other regions. These "problem animals" often include those that engage in cattle predation on farms.

In addition to the cheetahs, the Mokolodi Nature Reserve is nurturing four orphaned elephants in collaboration with the Serendib Elephant Orphanage. The Reserve's White Rhino Relocation Program has also triumphantly reintroduced the first white rhino to the Okavango area.

Delve into the wonders of the Mokolodi Nature Reserve with its captivating reptile park, wildlife rehabilitation centre, crocodile pond, permaculture garden, and animal sanctuary. Embark on a two-hour guided tour alongside a seasoned professional, exploring the diverse flora encompassing numerous plant species, as well as encountering the Reserve's 50 species of large mammals and 300 species of birds. Engage with Mokolodi's amiable resident cheetah, immortalizing the moment with a treasured photograph. Alternatively, join a rhino-tracking expedition or a cheetah-sighting excursion led by skilled trackers and guides, followed by a delightful bush picnic. Or opt for the enchantment of a sundowner game drive culminating in a sumptuous bush braai feast beneath the starlit sky.