What to see in Gaborone

Gaborone Attractions

Gaberone is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts intent on enjoying a safari in one of Botswana's famed game parks, as the city serves as the ideal gateway to their adventures. For a good mix of city and nature, choose to travel to Gaborone if you have limited time in Southern Africa but wish to get a taste of both wildlife viewing and a sense of urban life in Botswana. This sprawling city, not too far from Johannesburg, is on the doorstep of the Mokolodi Nature Reserve offering game drives and walks, and the city itself boasts some good shopping opportunities so visitors can purchase mementoes to take home from their holiday.

Apart from all the game reserves, one can find numerous cultural attractions in Gaborone including the National Museum and Gallery which give visitors a very good idea of what the local culture of the region is like. Alternativley, tourists can take a look at the impressive Hare Krishna Temple or spend some time in the Thapong Visual Arts Centre.

The best time to visit Gaberone Gaborone is during spring or autumn (September/October or March/April/May), as summers can be blisteringly hot and during winter it can be very chilly at night.

Gaborone Game Reserve

Although small, at just under 600 hectares, the Gaborone Game Reserve is the third busiest game reserve in the country, providing a very popular venue for city residents in which to unwind. Serving…

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Mokolodi Nature Reserve

This 300-hectare reserve is just nine miles (15km) from Gaborone and contains examples of most of the local flora as well as an impressive collection of indigenous animals such as the white rhino,…

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