Hakuna Mathatha at Mokolodi Bush Kitchen

Angel Fish
Angel Fish

The scenic drive out of the city centre on the newly constructed double lane road (A1 road to Lobatse), with sightings of Gaborone Dam to the far left and Kgale Hill to the right is just a breath of fresh air. Once you turn off into Mokolodi you instantly notice a change.

A thin road meanders, with bushes along both sides, naturally you are prompted to reduce your speed and radio volume, to allow yourself to be one with nature. Botswana is really just beautiful without trying. We arrived well before sunset, I had heard how magestical the sunset backdrop to the restaurant was and did not want to miss it. It had been a while since appreciating a beautiful Botswana sunset in a perfect setting such as the Mokolodi Bush Kitchen. The restaurant opened its doors with new owners who revamped it in July 2021.

This was mid COVID-19 uncertainties and curfews. For the owners it was an exciting and equally unnerving venture, but the belief in what they had to offer was motivation enough to press in and press on. It is a family restaurant. Its design lends its self to family and groups, with settings of large tables that allow constant flow of air, even when you are inside, you are outside and that gives it that ‘being in the bush’ aesthetic that one can fall in love with over and over again. Large openings allow for superb ventilation and the beautiful views can be taken in from every corner of the restaurant. Besides the breathtaking natural views, there is an array of hand crafted art pieces, clay works and paintings which make up the restaurants décor.

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