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Gaborone Travel Guide: 52 reviews and 122 photos

Botswana's capital Gaborone, with 200 thousand inhabitants, is sometimes dubbed as the s fastest growing city in Africa. The city was named after Chief Kgosi Gaborone. The seat of government was transferred to Gaborone in 1965, a year before Botswana became independent of Great Britain. It lies 15 km from the South African border, in a valley between two hills, Kgale and Oodi. The Notwane River flows nearby.

The main points of interest in Gaborone are the National Museum & Art Gallery and The Main Mall, the city center with shops and monuments.

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  • Last visit to Gaborone: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated Dec 3, 2006
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  • Jul 6, 2010 at 7:29 AM

    If your booking in at the Grand palm hotel, ignore its 5* status, (the tourist board is corrupt) I would say its 4* MAX. and @ over £110 per night a rip off...

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    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:30 AM

    good tips and nice photos. love the colors in the hotel shots. thanks.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2007 at 10:25 PM

    Great tips... SL

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 9:51 AM

    Galleria jäi minulta näkemättä pikaisella vierailullani Gaboronessa. Mielenkiintoinen sivu ei niin mielenkiintoisesta kaupungista.

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    Nov 21, 2006 at 5:00 AM

    Good tips on what looks like a very interesting place. fergy.

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