Hunting Areas

The North West Province, which borders Botswana to the north, is a semi-arid bushveld and savannah area that offers a year round, sunny climate with hot summers and mild winters. It is a summer rainfall region, with a short rainfall season from December to March.

The eastern region has a subtropical climate while the western region has a semi-desert climate. The diversity of the landscape ranges from the majestic Magaliesberg Mountain range in the east to savannah plains in the central region, to the arid plains of the Kalahari in the far western region.

Molopo Kalahari Safaris offer hunting in two regions in the North West Province. The far western Kalahari region, also known as the Molopo area, (named after the ancient Molopo River) and the central region, also known as the Great Marico area. These different areas enable us to offer a wide range of game species with excellent trophy quality. These areas are home to Eland, Sable Antelope, Tsessebe, Kudu, Eland, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Warterbuck, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe, Bushbuck, Springbok, Impala and many others. There are also over 350 bird species to be seen.

Great Marico



From Johannesburg International Airport there are daily connection flights to Kimberley airport. From Kimberley it is 4 hours drive to the Molopo Kalahari Safaris base camp. From Johannesburg to the base camp is 8 hours drive. The Great Marico area is 4 hours drive from the base camp in the Kalahari towards Johannesburg which is only 3½ hours drive from the Great Marico camp. Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles are used for transport to and between hunting camps. During hunts we use well equipped 4×4 vehicles.

Charter flights are available from Johannesburg International Airport to the private landing strip next to the base camp in the Kalahari. Co-ordinates 25° 21{|} 585″ south and 23° 21{|} 111″ east. Altitude 3100 feet.  

Hunting Season

Hunting is permitted throughout the year. The best time is in our winter months from April to September with mid-winter in July. Temperatures in winter can go below freezing at night but the average day temperatures in mid-winter is between 55°F and 70°F. In April and September day temperatures can go into the 80°F range. 


Accommodation is offered in our Kalahari sand colored clay brick thatched lodge. Accomodation consists of comfortable en-suite bedrooms, separate dining room, safari style fire place or “boma” with adjacent bar. The thatch roof, rock wall buildings in the Great Marico are well nestled in between Acacia and Tambotie trees. Accommodation consists of 6 en-suite rooms with a separate dining room and an open fire place.

Daily laundry service, electricity and hot and cold running water are available. Electricity is 220volt, with limited 110volt outlets. 


Special dietary preferences are catered for. Prior to arrival you will be requested to fill out a Dietary Information Form to indicate to your caterer what your meal and beverage preferences are, and if there are any allergies they should know about. Based on this, your caterer will put together a safari menu for you and your group.

Various cuts of beef and venison, chicken and pork along with fresh fruits and vegetables are served daily…. in short, good wholesome meals.

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