The place of choice for visitors to the Kalahari and to the community
Nestled in the sun-drenched Kalahari’s vast, ancient landscape, unsurpassed beauty and splendour with misty horizons on a bush-covered, featureless plain off the beaten track in the Northern Cape province, lies the gateway of a mysterious and intriguing small town called Hotazel filled with historical charms. The name Hotazel comes from the legend of a time after World War 1 where land surveyors called it “hot as hell” during a drinking session due to the extreme heat and Kalahari humidity. A ubiquitous “man with the cleft stick” arrived in Hotazel to determine where the underground water lay, but instead he found manganese deposits. Shortly afterwards a farm was marked out and set up and in the 1950’s Hotazel was registered as a town, and the first miners moved in to start mining the manganese. Today Hotazel serves manganese mines 147km north of Postmasburg, 46km north-west of Kuruman and it’s also home to the Mamatwan open-quarry manganese ore mine and sinter plant, and the Wessels underground manganese ore mine and railway terminus.
Hotazel is located north west of Kuruman in the Kalahari region, basically on the border with Botswana. The nostalgic unadorned vast bush-covered landscape is filled with its own mystery and beauty.
The Hotazel Rectional Club is situated in Kupferburger street, Hotazel. The Recreation Club has main offices with 2 conference centers, a hall, restaurant, kitchen, kitchenette, old coffee room, new coffee room, a library, a gym and garden with a childrens play center. We have a park home with 2 units and a manager's 3 bedroomed house at the club too. Our vision is to be the place of choice for visitors to the Kalarhari and to the community. Our mission is to always offer quality services and facilities, be punctual, friendly and offer excellent customer service to our customers. We offer accomodation at our main guest house and we have a lovely A la carte restaurant called "The Circle Restaurant". For animal lovers, we have a farm with Oryx and Springboks which roams around the MGH.
The beautiful main guest house was renovated and reopened in June 2019. With the renovations complete, the main guesthouse now boasts with 9 fabulous double rooms, a studio and a BOMA and braai area with outside tables and chairs to relax outside under the shade of beautifull umbrellas to keep cool from the warm Kalahari sun.