A Few Hours to Kill in Gaborone

by / Tuesday, 22 August 2017 / Published in Activities

Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, has emerged from a dusty administrative town into a bustling and fast growing city. Gaborone attracts both leisure and business travellers and offers all the modern conveniences of contemporary city life as well as access to rural Africa and the accompanying wildlife areas within minutes. If you find yourself in Gaborone and have time to spare we’ve compiled five ways in which to optimize this time.

Visit Three Chief’s Statues

The Three Chiefs are bronzed sculpted statues of Khama III, Sebele I, and Bathoen who were the three chiefs that played a key role in gaining Botswana’s independence. The statues are more commonly referred to collectively as the Three Dikgosi Monument and can be found in the Central Business District of Gaborone. If history excites you or if you’re just a lover of great craftsmanship, then this is a must see.

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Grab a bite to eat

For the best night time dining experience in Gaborone visit Caravela Restaurant. You can enjoy a wide variety of seafood and meat dishes, with a side salad and you cannot leave without trying one of the delicious deserts. This gem, hidden in a quiet garden in the centre of town, boasts a friendly and inviting atmosphere with attentive staff.

For the best day time experience, visit The Daily Grind, which is said to have the best coffee in town. This artisan coffee house is ideal for a quick lunch break or to enjoy a few cups of coffee and tantalize your taste buds with a variety of our freshly baked goods.

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Get in touch with your wild side – game drive in one of the nature reserves

Gaborone Game Reserve provides visitors an excellent opportunity for game and bird viewing just a step away from the city centre. The Reserve places emphasis on conservation awareness through its education centre and allows visitors to make use of number of picnic sites, a game hide, and a remotely situated bird hide which overlooks a well-vegetated wetland.

Visit the Gaborone Sun Casino

The Gaborone Sun is a paradise for gamblers as it has the biggest casino in Botswana. The casino offers a number of different gaming options including Blackjack and Roulette as well as slots and is sure to keep anyone with a buck or two to spare occupied.

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Visit the National Museum

The Botswana National Museum, also known as the National Museum and Art Gallery, is a multi-disciplinary that includes the National Art Gallery and Octagon Gallery as well as the National Botanical Garden. If you’re curious about Botswana’s traditional past, entice yourself with the spectacular crafts and paintings in order to gain a better understanding of the area that is now known as Botswana.

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The ultimate way to spend a few hours in Gaborone is to relax and enjoy yourself at Cresta Lodge, one of the best hotels Gaborone has to offer. You can dine at Chatters Restaurant or enjoy a delectable drink at the Cocktail Bar. For further enquires call us on 2673975375 or email reslodge@cresta.co.bw.

Image Credits:
Botswana Tourism
Flickr/Abby Chicken

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