We really enjoyed our stay: the food was lovely, the wildlife amazing, the accommodation extremely comfortable....and the "ablution block" clean and perfectly adequate. The bucket shower was bliss! We would have liked to be introduced to those staff who were busy keeping the place swept and replenished and ordered, especially as guests are given specific recommendations as to what daily tips to give. We were glad to reward in this way, but tips should be at guests' discretion, not really an add-on. Kgomotso, our ranger, is not only gorgeous but sweet and gentle too. But her true strength is in her expertise and passion for Mosetlha. She spotted three vultures in the far distance and correctly surmised that their presence could only mean a large animal had died. She apologised to us as we waited for extra hands to arrive (correct procedure) and after 20mins the other Land Rover turned up, Jonny and K confirmed that a black rhino had been shot for its horn. We watched as the park rangers arrived and later heard that the police had been able to retrieve a bullet. Let's hope this will lead to an arrest. The scene was tragic; the killing had happened at a waterhole and the poor animal had not managed to move far before it died.
Credit to Kgomotso for her exemplary reaction. We'd love to go out with her again sometime soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mosetlha, nestled right at the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve and its only genuine eco lodge and authentic bush camp, is unfenced, rustic and intimate. Comfy beds in raised wooden cabins, oil lamps, traditional bush meals prepared on the open fire, a donkey boiler for hot safari showers and twice daily game drives in open 4x4s with expert guides, promise you a true wilderness experience. Come get the dust of Africa on your feet ... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mosetlha Bush Camp And Eco Lodge
- Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve