Gaborone Accommodation

Gaborone or ‘Gabs’ as it referred to by the locals, is the capital and largest city of Botswana. Since its official establishment in the 1960’s, Gaborone is considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Today, it boasts a population of 300 000 residents, a far cry from the small one-horse town that it once was.

Gaborone, which means ‘it is not unbecoming’, was named after the Botswanian chief, Kgosi Gaborone. The chief ruled over the region until he was forced to surrender in 1895 when colonialist Cecil John Rhodes invaded the land.

Gaborone is situated to the south-east of Botswana and is a 15-kilometre drive from the South African border. With many Botswana residents commuting to the Gaborone for work, the city is multi-lingual; with Setswana, English and Kgalagadi being the main languages that are spoken.

Gaborone is the economic hub of the country. A long strip of commercial businesses and the government headquarters referred to as ‘the mall’ are found at the centre. The area is also home to the South African Development Community (SADC). The long-term goals of the SADC are to eradicate poverty through job creation and to instil nationwide peace and security.

Travelling businessmen who are looking to find affordable accommodation can find a myriad of lavish hotels and cosy guesthouses in the city centre.

Visitors to the Gaborone often comment on the city’s pleasant sub-tropical climate. During summer, the days are hot and the nights are cool while the winters are characterised by balmy days and frosty evenings. 

The gallery lies adjacent to the Botswana National Botanical Garden, a landmark that was opened up to the public in 2007. The garden harbours 90% of the country’s indigenous plant life.

Each year, lovers of arts and culture flock to the highly-anticipated Maitisong Festival. The seven-day event, which was launched in 1987, holds a myriad of outdoor concerts, plays, films and art exhibitions.

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Madume Guest House
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Madume Guest House is an elegant Tuscan style mansion conveniently located 10 minutes drive from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, with ready access to major road networks. Our dedicated s... Read More

Overflow Guest House
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Overflow Guest House is located in Tlokweng/Gaborone, a distant behind Oasis Motel in the vicinity of Gaborone. This is quiet and secure place. The area is near to town, a stone throw away from the R... Read More

Sunbeam Hotel
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Sunbeam Hotel is a wholly owned citizen resort enterprise. It is located in Mogoditshane, about seven kilometres from Gaborone; the capital city of Botswana. It was opened in 2004 after substantial re... Read More

Mashusha Bed & Breakfast

From R462 pps

Mashusha Bed and Breakfast is a small beautiful accommodation establishment situated in the city of Gaborone Botswana in a quiet, peaceful area. It is a safe environment where you access places of int... Read More

The Capital Guest House

From R1350* unit

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The Capital is a place of relaxation and distinct luxury, located a walking distance from the CBD of Botswana's capital city, Gaborone. The Capital offers boutique accommodation designed for the disce... Read More

The Gibeon Ville

From R790* unit

The Gibeon Ville is a secure guarded complex with eight modern two bedroom town houses less than 10 minutes' drive from the Tlokweng Border Post. The self-catering units are ideal for small families a... Read More


From R675 pps

Here at Zhanetaria Guest House things do come to a standstill. After a long day`s work, nothing equals to relaxing on your own patio, overlooking the serenity of a sparkling pool, while the sun is sin... Read More

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Royal Madikwe
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Where 5 star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous Game Drives come standard, Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking... Read More

Impodimo Game Lodge
30.7 km

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Impodimo Game Lodge is situated in the 75 000 hectare - malaria free - Madikwe Game Reserve in the North-West province which borders Botswana. The lodge is set along a rocky ridge near the source of... Read More

Tau Game Lodge
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Founded in 1995, Tau Game Lodge is situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, on the border of Botswana. Accessible by scheduled flights from Johannesburg International, or a few hours' drive ... Read More

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Pleasant atmosphere
- Matome Mafikeng