Top 10 Things to do in Gaborone, Botswana

April 10, 2018 Janean Rudisill

Providing a respite to travelers trekking the north of Botswana, Gaborone is a young metropolis that experienced most of its boom with the discovery of diamonds in the 1970s. Its downtown is dominated by modern buildings and services, from glittering hotels to casinos. The Main Mall boasts a plethora of shops, while the surrounding area hosts monuments and government buildings. Monkeys and birds call out from the wetlands of Gaborone Game Reserve, and Kgale Hill delights with panoramic views.
Restaurants in Gaborone

1. Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Off Lobatse Road, Gaborone 00000, Botswana +267 316 1955
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 271 reviews

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Reviewed By keefelakem - Gaborone, Botswana

The place is just on the out-skirts of the city of Gaborone and will give you the glimpse of Botswana Natural Wildlife. If you are in Gaborone and are just tired of the normal city life and would love to interact with nature without spend time on travelling to Botswana natural wildlife places far from Gaborone then Mokolodi is your place. Take a drive to see some of the wild animals and relax over a meal and drinks before heading back to Gaborone.
The tour staff are very knowlegable and will always make every trip exciting by explaning the behaviour characteistics of animals you get to see.

2. Three Chiefs' Statues

Gaborone, Botswana
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Three Chiefs' Statues

Reviewed By Ian K - Alnwick, United Kingdom

This is a 'must see'. These are the three founding fathers of Botswana, who came to England to ensure the country's future. This imposing statue shows them standing proudly and encapsulates the very best of the people of this beautiful land.

3. Gaborone Sun

Plot 4727 | Chuma Drive, Gaborone 016, Botswana +267 361 6000
Excellent
23%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
2%
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2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 103 reviews

Gaborone Sun

Botswana is where the white-hot Kalahari Desert meets the wild Okavango River delta in an explosion of green that shelters and feeds some of the continent's most prolific wildlife. And hidden in the searing sand is one of the world's richest sources of diamonds.Sun International's luxury Hotel, Casino and Conference Centre in Botswana is another glittering diamond. The Gaborone Sun located in the capital City of Gaborone, offers world travellers and business people a sophisticated conference centre and meeting place with the added advantage of a premium casino.Travellers are drawn by the promise of high adventure; to a place that exposes all who visit the extremes of the African interior. Africa is the most alluring continent on earth and Botswana is the sorcerer.The Gaborone Sun's hotel rooms provide a home-from-home feel where you can relax or catch up quietly on some after hours work. The beautiful rooms in their soft African-hued furnishings offer a serene escape from the bustle of the boardroom or the excitement of the casino.The hotel dates back to the seventies and has been extensively refurbished and refined. Accommodation includes a total of 196 rooms including 1 Standard paraplegic room, 1 luxury paraplegic room, a palatial Presidential Suite, 3 suites, 38 luxury rooms and 152 Executive Rooms.Take a tour of our property and see what we can offer you. No matter if you visit us for business or pleasure, if you stay for a month or just stop over for a night on your way into Botswana, we would love to welcome you home. It will be our pleasure to have you as our guest.

Reviewed By MadhavAryan - Gaborone, Botswana

Used to be a good hotel once. Now it is worth a miss. The food, the stay, the rooms are all on the way down.

4. Lion Park Resort

Portion 184, Portion 12 Crocodile Pools No. 15-KO, Gaborone, Botswana +267 396 0575
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Lion Park Resort

Reviewed By Vuyelwa - Gauteng, South Africa

We spent a day at the park. Rode the train and all available rides, but the rollercoaster was the most exciting. The "beach and water slides" provided a lot of excitement. The food was good and very affordable. The park keeps only five lions but...MoreGood day, Thank you for your review of our facility. Kind Regards, Dewald

5. ISKCON Gaborone

Masokwe 18678 | West Phase 2, Gaborone, Botswana +267 71 767 711
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 17 reviews

ISKCON Gaborone

Reviewed By vsriram2016 - Gaborone

A visit to ISKCON temple, which is very close to Gaborone CBD gets you to a smooth start for a Sunday Morning. You can experience the peaceful atmosphere there, enjoy the exquisite Architecture and if you are a believer of GOD, do prayer and meditate. They have recently started the Sunday Breakfast, which is priced right. They offer good vegetarian meal to start the day.

6. Gaborone Game Reserve

Gaborone, Botswana +267 318 4492
Excellent
13%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
10%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 97 reviews

Gaborone Game Reserve

Reviewed By Tom W - Miami, Florida

This Reserve is the most accessible to visitors to the capital city. Because the tours are self-driven it is convenient, easy, and inexpensive. Impala, kudu, and ostrich are fairly easy to locate but other species harder to find and film. Overall impression is a less well managed facility that some of the private reserves a little farther out from the city.

7. Christ the King Cathedral

Gaborone, Botswana
Excellent
62%
Good
38%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Christ the King Cathedral

Reviewed By Scholastica W - Gaborone, Botswana

Am Catholic so this review is biased of course. The Cathedral is a great place to go for Sunday Mass in English (7am) and Setswana (1oam). Great sermons and great singing at either service

8. Khutse Game Reserve

Gaborone, Botswana
Excellent
30%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
30%
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4 based on 20 reviews

Khutse Game Reserve

Reviewed By Catjane2610 - Bicester, United Kingdom

We stayed here two nights and found the game reserve fairly quiet - people and animals (sadly).
Roads are accessible by 4x4 and are fairly ok, very bumpy and lots of dust!
The park itself is reasonably priced, the camp site fee was a bit of a shock..
The camp site was ok, amazing location right next to the wild life and the stars are amazing. Pit toilet and diy shower were fine!
Bring lots of fire wood, you can stock up on water at the gate!

9. Gaborone Dam

Gaborone, Botswana
Excellent
11%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 67 reviews

Gaborone Dam

This dam is the essential heart of the arid Botswana capital of Gaborene, providing its water supply, a tourist attraction and water sports site.

Reviewed By ericon991 - ontario

Interesting spot for a visit especially when it is 95% full. Something that has not happened in a long time. The February rains hae swelled the upstream rivers resulting in the ustream dams being full and the overflow now making its way into the Gaborone dam. The fiil of the century.

10. ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)

Plot 18590, West Phase-II, Gaborone, Botswana +267 71 767 711
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)

Reviewed By Akshay1984 - Surat, India

The temple has very quite and peaceful environment. The prayers to Lord Krishna starts at 7:00 pm daily. They also offer prasadam (lunch or dinner) on pre-order basis.

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