MCCARTHY’S REST & VAN ZYLSRUS
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.
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
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
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
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)