Gaborone

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Geography and History

Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana. Prior to this, it was just a small, traditional village named after chief Gaborone of the Batlokwa tribe. It is an administrative district in its own right, but is the capital of the surrounding South-East District. Locals often refer to the city as Gabs.

The discovery of diamonds shortly after Gaborone gained independence in 1966, led to a massive growth in the economy and now Gaborone is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The city was named after Kgosi Gaborone, leader of the Batlokwa people, who migrated from their ancestral homelands in the Magaliesberg Mountains and in 1881 settled in the Tlokweng area. Gaborone literally means ‘it does not fit badly’ or ‘it is not unbecoming.”

What makes this city so unique, is that the visitor can enjoy all the familiar modern conveniences of home, but can gain entry into rural Africa, or wildlife areas – having then the best of both worlds.

Accommodation

Gaborone offers the traveller a choice of accommodation options from top class hotels and luxury lodges, to budget guesthouses and camping grounds.

Activities/ Attractions

There is a wide range of activities in Gaborone, including:

  • Camping
  • Rhino tracking
  • Casinos
  • Cheetah visits
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tourism
  • Museum visits
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Game drives
  • Horse-back safari

Businesses

Gaborone has an ever-growing business community and is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.The mall is the business heart of Gaborone and has a handful of shops, restaurants, banks and internet centres.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Gaborone or add your own free business directory listing.

Gaborone Tourism Office Information
Web address: https://www.botswanatourism.co.bw
Telephone: +267 391-3111/310-5601
Fax: +267 395-9220/310-5216
E-mail: board@botswanatourism.co.bw
Address: Plot 50676, Fairgrounds Office Park, Blocks B & D
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