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KOLOBENG NATIONAL MEMORIAL

David Livingstone is more widely known for ?discovering? Victoria Falls. It is less well known that he was a Missionary who built the first church in Botswana here at Kolobeng. He was lived here with his wife Mary and their children Robert & Agnes from 1847-1852. The two buildings were a Missionary Station and a Church/School. Sadly Agnes died and she is buried nearby. The buildings were reportedly destroyed during a Boer raid whilst the Livingston?s were away travelling in 1852. Only the foundations and some iron work remain. There is a good toilet on the site. The entrance is well marked by a National Monument sign from the road and closer to the site (pictured). You need to close the gate behind your car on the main road and drive about 500 meters. Park your car outside the gate with the chains. They are not locked, just tied around the gate (pictured).

Directions:
The site is located just off the Mogoditshane-Kanye road near the evergreen village of Kumakwane ? 40 kilometres south-west of Gaborone, Botswana

Website: http://www.botswanatravelguide.com/botswana/livingstone-memorial

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