MOLEPOLOLE IN BOTSWANA
Molepolole, Botswana’s largest village is located southeast of the county around 50 kilometres away from Gaborone, the capital. The natives of the village are the Bakwena people, one of the major tribes of Botswana. This village derived its name from the Molepolole River. Prior to 1937, Ntsweng was the capital of Bakwena people. Ntsweng is found a few kilometres from Molepolole. However, in 1937, the Bakwenas were moved out of Ntsweng to Molepolole.
Molepolole houses several educational institutions that cater to basic education and higher education for the people of Molepolole. Primary and tertiary schools dominate Molepolole. The tertiary schools offer courses mostly on teaching and health. You can best experience Molepolole by staying at one of its Botswana hotels and be part of a majestic village, which is full of history and rich culture.
The Molepolole serves as the gateway to the Kalahari Desert. It has several historical attractions that bespeak of the culture and tradition of the Bakwena people. It prides itself with its rich archaeological sites showcasing old settlement ruins. These include the remnants of the Bakwena office in Ntsweng to rock engraved hills of Kopong Hills. There is also the Bakwena Royal Cemetery.
Lovers of archaeology and history would enjoy traveling to this wonderful place to have a first-hand experience. It gives one the feeling of entering an ancient village with some modernization with all the trimmings of history.