Meaning ‘friendship’ in Setswana, the Botsalano Game Reserve lies just north of Mafikeng close to the Botswana border on the South African side. Botsalano Game Reserve is the site of one of the oldest volcanic craters in the world that extends through the park into Botswana.
Situated in Mafikeng, the capital of North West Province, this skilfully-constructed course is like an oasis in the desert with water coming into play at eight of the 18 holes. The Course has flat, narrow kikuyu fairways, true bent grass greens, many grass bunkers and water hazards, and an island green at the 18th.
The Mafikeng Game Reserve is located against the municipal boundary of Mahikeng Capital City, extending eastwards to cover an area of 4 600 ha of open Kalahari grassland and acacia thorn scrub. To reach the Reserve entrance drive into Mahikeng on the R503 (Lichtenburg Road), cross over the bridge and turn right into Shippard Street.
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 numerous steenbok. duiker and warthog.