MC­CARTHY’S REST & VAN ZYL­SRUS

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roams in the area. No fa­cil­i­ties; only a pit toi­let and a shel­ter. Bring your own drink­ing and wash­ing wa­ter. Camp­ing P200 (R268) per night for a group of up to six peo­ple. P200 (R268) per ve­hi­cle per day. Con­tact the Khawa Com­mu­nity Trust to ar­range a visit. GPS: S25.98350 E21.49752

00 267 73 485 152 (Cap­tain Piet Man­joro, com­mu­nity leader) These two places are in South Africa and ideal for when you need a place to stay near Mid­delputs or Mc­Carthy’s Rest bor­der posts.

Cul­li­nan Guest­farm

Next to the R380 about 17 km from Mc­Carthy’s Rest. Three camp­sites with elec­tric­ity: R150 per per­son per night. Four neat chalets: R300 per per­son per night (sleep 10 in to­tal). The chalets share a com­mu­nal kitchen, din­ing area and bath­rooms. Wood: R50 a bag. GPS: S26.33888 E22.61430 082 491 6432; cul­li­nanguest­farm.com

Van Zyl­srus Ho­tel

A wel­com­ing place af­ter a long day on the road. Ba­sic rooms for R200 per per­son shar­ing (self- cater­ing) or with break­fast in other units from R590 per per­son shar­ing. School­child­ren get dis­count. Game and sun­set drives avail­able. GPS: S26.87767 E22.05235 053 781 0201; vanzyl­srushotel.com

WERDA

The fill­ing sta­tion in Werda has closed down. Get fuel in Bray or in Tshabong.

Corn­wall Sa­fari Lodge

A suit­able place to overnight if you want to use the Bray or Mc­Carthy’s Rest bor­der posts. Bush camp P145 (R194) per adult; P100 (R134) per child un­der 18 (free for kids un­der 6). Lux­ury camp­ing at the lodge (with ac­cess to lodge fa­cil­i­ties) P245 (R329) per adult; P100 (R134) per child un­der 18; free for chil­dren un­der 6. Lux­ury tents from P695 (R940) per night for two peo­ple. Rooms from P695 (R940) per night for two peo­ple shar­ing. Meals can be booked and there are braai packs avail­able – P100 (R134) gets you two 250 g steaks plus 500 g boere­wors. GPS: S25.26301 E23.48600 072 798 5051 (Heather); corn­wall­sa­faris.co.za

VRY­BURG

Many South African tourists drive through here, es­pe­cially when us­ing the Ra­mat­labama bor­der post.

De Hoek Guest­house

They of­fer safe park­ing, free Wi-Fi, air­con and easy ac­cess to shops. The own­ers go out of their way for guests, even if you pull in af­ter dark. Dou­ble room from R750 per night. Fam­ily room (sleeps 3 – 4): R950 per night. Break­fast: R90 per per­son. Where? Cor­ner of Naas Rauben­heimer and Harry Walker. 082 779 3973 (Corné); de­hoekvry­burg.co.za

GABORONE

The cap­i­tal is busy dur­ing rush hour – avoid the A1 road be­tween Gaborone and Lo­batse from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Mokolodi Na­ture Re­serve

You’re go­ing on hol­i­day to the bush, right? Don’t stay in Gabs proper, rather go to this re­serve south of the city. The camp­site has five stands (max­i­mum eight peo­ple): P125 (R170) per adult; P60 (R81) per child aged 5 – 12. A chalet for up to eight peo­ple costs P990 (R1 339) per night dur­ing the week or P1 360 (R1 839) per night on week­ends and pub­lic hol­i­days. Govern­ment tax: P10 (R14)

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