According to Johan Taljaard, park manager, Marakele National Park is now offering Motswere guest-house as part of their accommodation offering for those who are not camp enthusiasts. 30 minutes away from the main entrance, the farm-house turned guesthouse is now open to tourists and welcomes families and couples who would like to experience the mountainous area.
The facility was converted into a guesthouse in 2012 and was named Motswere (a seTswana name referring to the Leadwood tree), in recognition of this indigenous tree that is found in the area.
"We are really elated at this new development and we hope it will draw more and more families to Marakele. We promise to make everyone's stay in the guesthouse a great and comfortable experience," said Taljaard.
During rainy seasons the road to the guesthouse requires a high-rise or 4x4 vehicle since it becomes muddy, but SANParks is in the process of addressing this challenge in order to enable 4X2 access all year round.