About Gaborone


Let's have a look around into background of Gaborone
  • Region: South-East
  • Country: Botswana
  • Latitude: -24.6463889
  • Longitude: 25.9119444
  • Time zone: Africa/Gaborone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Weather in Gaborone

  • Climate: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: May to September

Location

Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 231,626 based on the 2011 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana. Gaborone is situated between Kgale and Oodi Hills, near the confluence Notwane River and Segoditshane River in the south-eastern corner of Botswana, and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the South African border. It is an administrative district in its own right, but is the capital of the surrounding South-East District. Locals often refer to the city as Gabs.

Distance from Gaborone center to Airport

The closest major airport to Gaborone, Botswana is Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE / FBSK).

  • Driving Distance: 8 miles / 13 km
  • Driving Time: 19 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Setswana being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport:  Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
  • Rail: Botswana Railways.
  • Road: Bus: Intercape Bus Services and Combis

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 50 P
  • Housekeeper: 50 P per Day
  • Concierge: 200 P

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 50 P

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Mogoditshane,
  • Tlokweng,
  • Nkoyaphiri

Emergency Contact Numbers in Gaborone city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 998/999/10111/10177
  • Railroad: +267 471 1375
  • Airport: +267 368 8200 (Sir Seretse Khama International Airport)
  • Hospital: +267 368 5765 (Life Gaborone Private Hospital)

Events

  • Maitisong Festival
  • Maun Festival
  • Tjilenje Cultural Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Gaborone Game Reserve
  • Kgale Hill - Peak
  • Boetelo Sun Valley, Notwane

Theatre & Concerts

  • Capital Cinema
  • New Capitol Cinema - Game
  • New Capitol Cinemas - Masa

Visit Top Restaurants in Gaborone

  • Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant
  • Fego Caffe
  • Mokolodi Restaurant

Top Shopping Centers in Gaborone

  • Gamecity Lifestyle Shopping Mall
  • River Walk
  • Rail Park Shopping Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Botswana National Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Seretse Khama staty

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Sea Food – Caravela Portuguese Restaurant
  • Ice Cream – Sanitas Restaurant
  • Ribs – Bull & Bush Pub

Sports Club

  • Mochudi Centre Chiefs SC – Football
  • Gaborone United S.C. – Football
  • Botswana Defence Force XI F.C. – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 14.50 P
  • Taxi: 30.00 P (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 6,428.57 P
  • Cheap meal: 59.98 P   
  • Gasoline: 7.83 P / litre
  • 3 course meal: 300.00 P
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