Situated in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Moletadikgwa Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a remarkable variety of animals, birds, trees and other plants. Activities for guests at Mokabi Lodge focus on enabling them to enjoy as much of this diversity as possible, in their own time and at their own pace.
Several well-marked trails traverse a variety of habitats and terrain on Moletadikgwa. Four short trails, the Warthog, Waterbuck, Klipspringer and Duiker Trails, begin at Mokabi Lodge and together form a choice of circular routes. Trails are marked in both directions with green and white signs that bear the spoor of the animal for which the trail is named. A much longer walk, the Zebra Trail, can be accessed from the road that passes the House Dam or by crossing over the small hill south of Mokabi Lodge on the Kudu Trail. The Leopard and Bushbuck Trails. which incorporate some steep sections, provide a scenic link between the Zebra Trail and the Duiker/Waterbuck Trails. All trails have panoramic views of different parts of the Waterberg. The well-known landmark Hanglip (30km to the east) is always visible on the Zebra Trail and, on a clear day, it is possible to get a good view of Aasvoëlkop (90km to the west) from both the Zebra Trail and the start of the Waterbuck Trail. A map of the trails is provided for easy reference. (See detailed file about our trails and trail map).
The Waterberg is known for its biodiversity and the property is no exception (See file on trees).
Mokabi Lodge is a registered Bird Friendly Establishment. Over 240 species of birds have been identified on the property so far and undoubtedly many more remain to be sighted (See file on birds). From October to April, numerous summer migrants from Europe, central Asia and the Middle East are breeding visitors to the area, adding to the resident population. Guests are encouraged to report new sightings.
Over 200 animals visit or live on the farm: giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, sable, kudu, impala, red hartebeest, warthog, waterbuck, mountain reedbuck, bush pig, duiker, steenbuck, bushbuck, nyala, klipspringer, baboon and vervet monkey are seen regularly. In addition, leopard, cheetah, serval, brown hyena, aardwolf, caracal, civet, genet, jackal, aardvark, porcupine, honey badger, night ape and pangolin occur but are seldom seen (See file on mammals).
Game may be viewed on foot, by mountain bike or, by arrangement, on game drives with one of the owners. Guests may not use their own vehicles.
The farm is ideally suited to mountain biking. One formal route of about 10km has been laid out and marked on a map, but there are numerous other vehicle and game tracks that can be used. This is a particularly good way to see animals.
A restaurant (with bar and TV lounge) is located at a timeshare resort nearby and there are other restaurants between the farm and Vaalwater.