Things to Do
Kgale Hill, which is Setswana for "The Place that Dried Up", is a hill in Gaborone. Nicknamed "The Sleeping Giant", Kgale Hill reaches a summit elevation of 1.287 kilometres above sea level and is believed to be the highest point in Botswana. Hikers have a choice of three trails to climb and during the one hour walk, hikers can usually see troops of baboons.
Botswanacraft was established in 1970 and has grown to be Botswana's largest retailer and exporter of handicrafts.
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Mokolodi Nature Reserve is home to a variety of mammals including the endangered White Rhino. Its White Rhino relocation programme led to the reintroduction of the White Rhino in the Okavango area.
Located south of Gaborone along the Gaborone-Lobatse Road. Gaborone Dam is the largest in Botswana, able to hold 141,400,000 cubic metres of water.
Gaborone Game Reserve
One of the few National Reserves situated inside a city, this 5 square kilometre park is home to a number of Botswana's indigenous species.
Lion Park Resort
Botswana's first permanent amusement park, boasting Water Slides & Roller Coasters.
National Museum Botanical Gardens features walking trails & exhibits of the flora.
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Award winning British director Anthony Minghella built the set of this popular TV Series in a quiet cul de sac at the foot of Kgale Hill. The set has captured the exact look and feel of bygone Gaborone and is open to visitors.
Situated 40km from Gaborone, but well worth the drive. Thamaga Pottery has been in existence for nearly 40 years and employs about 20 villagers and is supervised by a village committee. A distinctive "Thamago" pottery style has been developed and is known throughout Botswana and even other parts of the world.
Lethlafula is a Setswana word meaning "Harvest". This Cultural Food Festival celebrates traditional dishes from Botswana, and takes place in May each year.
Botswana National Museum
The museum is a multi-disciplinary institution that includes the National Art Gallery and Octogon Gallery. Since November 2007 the National Botanical Gardens also forms part of the Museum. It displays traditional Botswana craft and paintings and aims to celebrate the work of local artists. The museum is also involved in the preservation of Tsodilo, the country's first world heritage area. Botswana National Museum was established in 1967 via an Act of Parliament and it officially opened to the public in 1968.
The new state of the art sports courts near the University of Botswana adds to the aesthetic vies of the landscape. The facilities are some of the most modern in the country, and the primary function is educational to support academic programmes as well as sports and recreational activities to staff and students. These facilities also featured an open-air entertainment complex as well as an Olympic size swimming pool.