Greater Gaborone attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Greater Gaborone

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

This 30-sq-km private reserve was established in 1994 and is home to giraffes, elephants, zebras, baboons, warthogs, rhinos, hippos, kudus, impalas, waterbucks and klipspringers. It also protects a few retired cheet…
Historic Site in Greater Gaborone

Matsieng Rock Carvings

Loaded with cultural and historical significance, the Matsieng Rock Carvings are regarded by the Batswana as one of the four ‘creation sites’. According to legend, the footprint and rock carvings belonged to Matsien…
Cultural Centre in Thamaga

Bahurutshe Cultural Lodge

Situated about 5km east of the Botswelelo Centre, in Mmankgodi, and 2km off the Gaborone–Kanye road, is Bahurutshe Cultural Lodge, an innovative cultural village, chalet complex and camping ground (camping/chalets P…
Wildlife Reserve in Otse

Mannyelanong Game Reserve

Mannyelanong Game Reserve is an important breeding centre for the endangered Cape Griffon vulture, which nests in the cliffs. (In case you were wondering, Mannyelanong means ‘where vultures defecate’ in Setswana.) L…
Museum in Mochudi

Phuthadikobo Museum

This small museum, in what used to be Mochudi's first school, has some interesting exhibits on Mochudi's history, although opening hours are best described as 'whenever the caretaker happens to be around'. If you'd …