The Tuli Block in southeastern Botswana is a narrow strip of land wedged between the Zimbabwe and South Africa borders. Nicknamed the 'Hardveld' for its abundance of rocky outcroppings, boulders and pebbles of every shape and size, what it lacks in lushness, it makes up for in intrigue where Solomon's Wall rises in a dramatic vertical cliff from the dusty plains. The Motloutse and Limpopo rivers create refuges of vegetation and water where powering Nyala trees and yellow-barked fever trees thrive. As the plains stretch away from the rivers, gaunt sesame trees and distinctive baobab trees dot the rocky landscape.
Renowned for its bursting elephant population, there are also wildebeest, kudu, eland, impalas, lions (including some black-maned ones), leopards, cheetah, crocodiles, hippos, aardvarks, caraculs, rare Pel's fishing owls and 350 other species of birds. To appreciate the full range of the wildlife, there are both day and night safari drives, walking safaris with experienced guides and mountain biking along the trails designed specially for bikes. There are also some excellent wildlife hides available for more avid photographers.
Access to the region is usually through light aircraft transfer from the Polokwane Airport in South Africa.