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Anyone been to Gaborone ot southern Botswana?

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East Anyone been to Gaborone ot southern Botswana?

1. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 7y

I have a trip booked to south Africa & Botswana. Because of various timetables ive got 2 days in Gaborone.

Trying to find something to do there (doing a safari elsewhere so not interested in that), but cant seem to find much of interest. Has anyone been there? Ill have my own transport so wont mind a drive away.

2. Posted by luangwablo (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

This page may give you some ideas.

3. Posted by Ofelia (Respected Member 142 posts) 7y

I racked my brain trying to think of something to recommend- Gaborone is not a bad town, it functionable and relatively safe, but from a tourists' point of view, there's not much there...the market is nice, but it sells similar souviniers as all the markets in Southern Africa.

If you have a car, why not head towards the Kalahari? Also the Makgadikgadi salt pans are really interesting, and the way to visit them would be from Nata, about 600 kilometres north from Gaborone...it's a long drive and an overnight trip, but the road is (or at least was when I visited in 2007) in a good condition. It's pretty much straight driving. I know it's not in the south like you asked :) but if you are coming from the north/can drive up there, I think it's definately worth experiencing.

4. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 7y

Thanks for the info,

I think the Kalahari may be a wee bit too far (its already a hectic itinery)

Really need to stick to the south.