Botshabelo is situated in the Motheo and Xhariep region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It is located on the N8 and only a 45 kilometre drive from Bloemfontein. Botshabelo is the largest township in the Free State and the second largest in South Africa. The main attraction of Botshabelo is the South Ndebele open-air museum, which offers a vivid picture of Ndebele history and culture.
The living museum depicts the development of Ndebele architecture from the early dome-shaped grass homesteads to mud-walled homes with their famous mural decorations. Its streets are lined with arts and crafts which are locally produced by the residents.
The area surrounding the mission has been set aside as a nature reserve which can be explored along day walks. Guided tours are available and visitors might chance upon eland, black wildebeest, blesbok, red hartebeest, springbok and Burchell's zebra.