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Arts & Crafts in Greater Gaborone

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers

The village of Oodi is best known for the acclaimed Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, a cooperative established in 1973 to provide an economic base for women from Oodi, Matebeleng and Modipane. At the workshop, wool is hand-…
Arts & Crafts in Gabane

Pelegano Village

Pelegano Village, established in 1982, is a wonderful artisan complex that offers local crafts such as hand-fired ceramics and wine bottles recycled into dinner glasses. Run by the women of Gabane, who are often the…
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…
Arts & Crafts in Thamaga

Botswelelo Centre

Thamaga is home to the Botswelelo Centre, which is also known as Thamaga Pottery. This nonprofit community project was started by missionaries in the 1970s and now sells a wide range of creations for good prices.
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 …