Camp Tuli Block
Molema Bush Camp is a
bush camp offering en-suite chalets and campsite accommodation on the banks of
the Limpopo River, located in the Tuli Block in eastern Botswana.
It is a great getaway destination, and an ideal stop-off point when travelling between Botswana and South Africa. It is very easily accessible from South Africa, being close to the border at Platjan.
Molema is a joint venture project with 3 local villages providing the communities with an opportunity to participate in and benefit from tourism to the region and provides much-needed income to the community as well as employment and training.
Molema Bush Camp is part of the Tuli Bush Camps portfolio, operated and managed by Tuli Safari Lodge.
Molema chalets offer 4 wooden chalets each with an en-suite bathroom (shower, toilet and basin), veranda and braai stand. There are three twin chalets and one family chalet (double bed & bunk bed), each +/- 20m2. One chalet is at a very private site overlooking the Limpopo River but please note that it is 300m from the kitchen.
Towels, bedding and bathroom amenities are provided. Daily housekeeping service also provided. Fully-equipped kitchen (fridge/freezer, gas stove, cutlery, crockery, glasses and cooking utensils) and boma area available for chalet guests.
Please note that the chalets are unfenced, with no electricity provided – paraffin lanterns provide lighting at night. Fire wood can be purchased at Molema, from the office, however there are no shops near Molema – please ensure you have all food and drinks/ice for the duration of your stay. Traveling from SA the last shops prior to your arrival at Molema are in Alldays/Musina, and from within Botswana in Bobonong/Mothlabaneng.
Molema campsites are beautifully located on the banks of the Limpopo River, shaded by huge Leadwood and Nyala Berry trees.
Molema Bush Camp offers 4 camping sites, each with a private ablution (shower, toilet, and basin) and braai stand. A maximum of 8 people, 2 vehicles per site, is allowed per campsite, unless all the campsites are booked by the same group.
Please note that the campsites are unfenced, with no electrical points provided. Fire wood can be purchased at Molema, from the office, however there are no shops near Molema – please ensure you have all food and drinks/ice for the duration of your stay. Traveling from SA the last shops prior to your arrival at Molema are in Alldays/Musina, and from within Botswana in Bobonong/Mothlabaneng.
Molema Bush Camp is located in the Tuli Block, in the easternmost corner of Botswana. This is a unique and historically significant location where the country meets its neighbours Zimbabwe and South Africa and at the confluence of two great rivers, the Limpopo and the Shashe.
Molema is situated on 6000 hectares of privately owned land immediately to the west of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve which is soon to be incorporated into the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA).
Molema is very easily accessible from South Africa, being close to the border crossing at Platjan. It makes an ideal getaway or stopping off point for travellers between Botswana and South Africa.
The area is scenically very different to the rest of Botswana, with dominant basalt formations and large areas of dramatic sandstone hills and ridges, together with a network of (mostly dry) riverbeds and riverine forests as well as open grasslands and marshy areas. From vantage points on top of the rock formations, the plains of Botswana stretch away to the north.
The area is home to a diverse range of wildlife, renowned for its Tuli elephants - the largest elephant population on private land in Africa, and is recognised as an Important Bird Area with over 350 species recorded.
The area is also fascinating from a historical perspective. Bushmen paintings provide a reminder of the area’s original inhabitants many thousands of years ago. Remains of ancient settlements relating to the Mapungubwe era (circa 1200-1270 AD) are dotted throughout the area. The area also played a role in Rhodes’ southern African empire-building and witnessed several conflicts during the Boer War.
GPS Coordinates: S 22 16 747 E 28 57 370
PLEASE CONTACT CAMP PRIOR TO TRAVEL TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF THE LIMPOPO & OTHER RIVERS SO THAT HOSTS CAN ADVISE THE BEST ROUTE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.
Molema is around 500 km from both Johannesburg and Gaborone, with driving times around 5 and 6 hours respectively. The camp is around 4 hours from the northern gates of the Kruger National Park.
Driving from Johannesburg guests should follow the N1 to Polokwane then the R521 to Alldays. At Alldays take a right and immediately left, then next right and follow this dirt road to the Platjan border post. After the border, continue straight on to a T-junction where you turn right. Follow this road for 25 km until you see the Molema signboard on your right hand side. Molema is 3.8 km from this point.
Please note that the Limpopo River crossing at Platjan is on a 3m wide causeway. If the Limpopo River is flowing too strongly, it cannot be crossed - the alternative then is to drive down to Martin’s Drift which is approximately three hour’s drive from Molema.
Driving from Gaborone, guests should head to Selebi-Phikwe and then on to Bobonong. Keep to the main road in Bobonong until you reach a roundabout, where you turn right. Follow this road to a T-junction where you turn right to Mathathane. Continue on this road and turn left at a signboard reading ‘Mashatu 100km’. Follow this road passing Molalatau en route and continuing past the turning for Mathathane. After 62 km you will reach a T-junction, where you turn left onto a dirt road signed to Lentswe-le-Moriti. After about 5.6km you will see the Molema signboard on your right, and Molema is 3.8km from this point.
Border facilities: The closest border facilities for those arriving by road from South Africa are at Platjan, opening hours 06.00-18.00. There is a charge for a vehicle entry permit into Botswana.
Rates per person: on request
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Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
@ Map Molema Bush Camp, Tuli Safari Lodge & Nokalodi Tented Camp
Accommodation in the area:
Kwa-Tuli Private Game Reserve
@ Limpopo River Lodge
@ Mashatu Game Reserve
@ Shalimpo Game Lodge
@ Stevensford Game Reserve
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