Motse Lodge is located in Kanye in Southern
Botswana, in a beautiful valley near the Mmakgodumo Dam. We are perfectly
placed just 3 km from the Trans Kalahari Highway - the drive from Johannesburg
is 5 hours, from Windhoek 10 hours.
Accommodation at Motse Lodge Kanye
We offer everything from camping to luxury accomodation in well-equipped
chalets. As the first Lodge in Kanye, we offer Wireless Internet access
to all guests at no extra cost.
At Motse Lodge you will find the perfect location for everything from
conferences and functions to holidays and family events.
The main building of the Lodge holds our restaurant, where our skilled
chefs offer everything from a simple snack to a delicious gourmet meal.
The main building also holds the conference room, which accomodates 50
delegates. The conference room is equipped with multimedia projector,
DVD player and a powerful sound system. Wireless internet access is available
at no extra cost.
There are also five rooms equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning
and bath or shower.
We have seven luxury chalets, all designed like traditional Setswana homes,
but with en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and a ceiling fan. Three of
the chalets have self catering kitchens and a separate bedroom.
The three traditional rondavels offer a chance to sleep in a traditional
setting. The rondavels have comfortable beds, and are fitted with electric
There are five air-conditioned rooms in the main building of the Lodge
- one family room with three beds, and four single rooms, all with a double
The rooms are equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning for hot or
cold air, and bath or shower.
The seven luxury chalets next to the main building are designed like
a traditional Setswana home, and have exquisite bathrooms, satellite TV,
a ceiling fan and heater.
All the chalets have a double bed and a single bed, and large wardrobe
space. Three are self-catering with well equipped kitchenettes, separate
bedroom, and a double couch in the front room.
There are three traditional rondavels in the cultural village across
from the swimming pool. These are basic bedrooms offering a chance to
sleep in a traditional setting. The rondavels have comfortable beds, and
are fitted with electric light.
We have a large well wooded camp site. The camp site is within our fenced
compound, and is gently sloped. Toilet and hot shower facilities are by
the nearby swimming pool.
Motse Lodge is the ideal place to stay for seeing the sights and enjoying
activities in and around Kanye.
Things to do at Motse Lodge:
Our pool area with the bar and shaded terrace is the favourite spot for
relaxing in Kanye. At 1.2m deep, the pool is ideal for all ages. Enjoy
a friendly match of basket ball or volley ball. Changing rooms are nearby.
In the cultural village our ladies make traditional pots - you can even
try your hand at making one yourself! The ladies will be happy to teach
Pots and basketware and other crafts from Kanye and the Kalahari are for
sale in our small gift shop.
You can watch the local farmers drive their animals past Motse Lodge
to the nearby Mmakgodumo Dam. If you want some exercise, walk down to
the dam, and admire its birdlife or try fishing.
Kanye is the home of Bangwaketse. We are very proud of our village, and
we enjoy directing our guests to the interesting sites, like the Chief's
court, the recently opened museum, and our bustling new shopping areas.
Drop in for traditional food or a cooling drink at Ko Gae Cafe in Kanye
The cafe has live music nights regularly, and there is always pleasant
company and good music.
Thamaga Pottery is about 45 km away on the way to Gaborone. A
range of tableware and souvenirs is on sale. Make a detour to Manyana
and see the San Paintings and Livingstone's tree.
South Africa is just an hour's drive away. Visit the game reserve
at Botsalano, right on the border post at Ramatlabama. Just a
few kilometres beyond is Mafikeng with its many shops.
Visit the Livingstone Historical site, just off the Gaborone road. Excavations
and rebuilding give an impression of the site where the famous Scottish
Dr. Livingstone set up home for some years.
Find out more at the wonderful museum in Molepolole
Other parks are in Gaborone and at Mokolodi. Meet its famous Cheetahs.
Ride the elephants. Enjoy a meal in its excellent restaurant.
For the energetic, we will direct you to the real Botswana. Drive out
to the cattleposts and the lands and meet the people. Or take a day trip
or go camping at one of the pans at the edge of the Kalahari desert, where
you can be sure to see some wildlife.
At the end of your day we look forward to pampering you with a delicous
dinner. Have a sundowner at the poolside or in the bar, and enjoy a talk
with good friends.
How to find Motse Lodge:
Kanye is 48 km West from the Pioneer Gate border post at Lobatse, and
100 km North from the Ramatlabama border post at Mafikeng on the Trans
Kalahari Highway, about 400 km from Johannesburg.
It is 1040 km from Kanye to Windhoek - a good day's drive - and only 600
km from Ghanzi. From Ghanzi it is only 300 km to Maun - the gateway to
Coming from Lobatse or Mafikeng you go through Kanye till you have passed
the big BP filling station. Turn right about 100 metres after the BP station,
just before the bus rank.
We are 3 km down the road, the first 2 km on tar, and the last one on
Coming from Gaborone / Jwaneng, go past Kanye Centre and turn left after
the bus rank.
Look for our sign board at this junction.
Motse Lodge Prices
Prices are per room per night
Self Catering Chalet
Camp site (per person)
Children under 12