African Travel Concept

Gaborone

Referred to as “Africa’s fastest growing city,” Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, is a busy urban centre of some 300 000 residents, growing from the small town it was at the country’s independence in 1966.

Initially called ‘Gaberones’ Village, it was a small settlement on the railway line and an administrative centre in the area, now called ‘The Village’; the land between both settlements was used by the people of the neighbouring village of Tlokweng as a cattle grazing area.

Twenty-first century Gaborone now boasts four large malls, a host of hotels, guest houses and restaurants, an international airport, a cultural centre, discos and nightclubs, a national museum and art gallery, as well as two golf courses and other sports facilities.

Gaborone’s unique drawing card is that the visitor can enjoy all the familiar modern conveniences of home, but can also gain entry into rural Africa, or wildlife areas, within minutes – having the best of both possible worlds.






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