Trip Report | Molopo Nature Reserve | North West Province | Linx Africa

Molopo Nature Reserve

Distance about 209 km.

From Van Zylsrust we took the road to Grootdrink and Aansluit where we continued to Concordia - a very bad section of the road. We had to go real slow but this section was not long and we did not waste too much time. At Concordia we turned left onto the R380 and proceeded to the cattle grid at the entrance to Molopo Nature Reserve. The road quality varied a lot but we survived and made it to the gate.

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Posted in 2008 by Linx



NAMIBIA TRIP REPORT: From Kasane, Botswana to: Namwi Island > Camp Kwando > Nambwa > Bumhill > N//Goabaca > Ngepi > Kaisosi > Roys Camp > Mamselle >Sachsenheim > Ruacana > Hippo Pools > Kunene > Epupa Falls > Opuwo Camp > Opuwo to Khumib > Khumib River > Hoarusib River > Puros > Amspoort > Sesfontein > Ongongo Hotsprings > Palmwag Camp > Palmwag Conservancy > Aba Huab > Ugab Rhino Camp > Sophiadale Camp > Kuiseb Bridge > Betta > Barby Camp > Bethanie > Terra Rouge > Two Rivers > Rooiputs > Madala Dune Lodge > Molopo NR > Rapoelli > Back to Pretoria

Molopo Nature Reserve

Our trip report

This Kalahari grassland and thornveld reserve lies in an arid savannah region of undulating grass and thornveld dunes offering a unique wilderness experience to the wildlife enthusiast. Many of the game and bird species found on the reserve are endemic to the desert regions of South Africa.

The reserve covers an area of about 24 000 hectare, bordering Botswana in the far west of the North West Province of South Africa. It is 250km north of Vryburg and 7km west of the village of Vorstershoop.

The camp sites at Phiri Camp are spread over a wide area for privacy, to blend with the wilderness appeal of the reserve. This is bush camping at its very best. There is an ablution block with full facilities.

The Molopo Reserve was established in 1987 and has been restocked with game from other parks and reserves. Today the reserve has flourishing herds of eland, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, red hartebeest, kudu, zebra, impala, waterbuck and springbok, as well as steenbok. duiker and warthog.

Cheetah, brown hyena, caracal, black-backed jackal, African wildcat, honey badger and the small spotted genet are also resident in the reserve.

Over 120 species of birds have been recorded at Molopo, including breeding pairs of bateleur, tawny and marshall eagles. White-backed vultures and lappet faced vultures also occur.

Game drives are permitted within the reserve. A number of waterholes have been constructed where concentrations of game can be seen. The network of roads through the reserve are suitable for 4x4 and 4x2 (with diff lock) vehicles.


Phone Gerald Botha +27 (0)82 873 8780

Read about our trip from Van Zylsrust to Molopo Nature Reserve.