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.

Gaborone is a sprawling city of about 250,000 people in the south east of Botswana. The capital city was planned after independence in the 1960s and has been one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. It is serviced by the country’s largest airport and is the starting point for most international tourists to Botswana. Here are our tips for getting to and around Gaborone.

Once proudly referred to as ‘Africa’s fastest growing city’, Botswana’s capital, Gaborone has much more to offer than just a skyline on the rise and endless urban sprawl. ‘Gabs’, as it is known locally, is surrounded by some incredibly picturesque nature reserves and game-rich sanctuaries. Here is our nature lover’s guide to Gaborone ‘s best

If you’re on a trip away from home and concerned about missing your morning cup of coffee from your favourite local coffee shop – rest assured. Here are our recommendations for the best coffee shops in Gaborone where you can get your daily caffeine fix.  

Cresta Lodge Gaborone offers spacious conference facilities that can accommodate up to 400 delegates. The hotel features 4 different venues which can be configured for small, mid-sized or large events, and it annually plays host to a range of business conferences, ranging from financial services companies to mining type indaba events and corporate getaways.

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