Tlokweng is strategically located about 15km to the border with South Africa. This village which is considered as part of the larger Gaborone is home to the Batlokwa as well as other tribes primarily due to its proximity to the capital city.
Some of the close by attractions are the Ngotwane River, Botswana Botanic Garden and the Botswana national stadium in Gaborone.
For a border town, Tlokweng is oddly placed but there is an interesting history as to how the Batlokwa people found themselves in a village where neither hills nor the river define the boundary with South Africa.
Before the Railway line was built, the Batlokwa settled on the other side of the railway while the Bakwena were forced to abandon their land east of the railway, today known as Mogoditshane. Where the Batlokwa called home, was overnight converted to illegal settlement as that land was part of British South Africa Company owned by Rhodes.
Resulting from an agreement between the Batlokwa's prominent chief and the British government, they had to pay an annual fee of 150 pounds to the British South Africa Co. The terms were that this would be enforced as long as Kgosi Gaborone was alive; and as fate would have it, the BaTlokwa's chief died in 1932 at the age of 106.
In 1933 however, following a dispute and a complicated tradeoff involving three parties was made and hence the Batlokwa were no longer squatters on their own land.