I can't complain. I would stay here again if I ever returned to Gaborone but I doubt I would return Due to the limited activities there are to do here. Before I get into the negatives I should say that Gaborone is a beautiful city with very humble and good spirited people. This city may lack the glitz/glamour or sophistication big cities but it compensates for that in the people and the landscape. This city is a very clean, safe, pure/drug free and quiet city which is food for the soul if you're looking to get away from Mundane things. If you look at the things to do below you could do them in <1 day: 1. The African mall is a very poor shopping center and is far from anything you could imagine is a mall. However, I went there because there were restaurants serving food that's as local as you could get it, which was quite a bit cheaper then the food in the hotel; 2. We went hiking at a hill nearby as recommended by hotel staff. Apparently, this is something that the locals do. It's a short distance for an experienced hiker and probably about a medium to easy walking path. At the top you can see the city of Gaberone and the view is amazing! ; 3. We tried going to the national Museum of Botswana but it was closed due to renovations as of April 2016; 4. The sky lounge and then you downtown offers an amazing view of the city as well especially at night time. However, since it was opened or rather remodeled a few years ago, per the waitress, attendance has been low.
Located in the heart of Gaborone, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum, Gaborone Government Enclave, and …More
We were fortunate to choose this game lodge and stayed for 4 nights in October.
Our guide and tracker were exceptional and were able to find the big 5 with good viewings. In particular on this occasion we wanted to find leopard as we had previously missed out on these solitary wily cats but we were blessed with two sightings - once when the leopardess stepped out in front of our vehicle at night and on a second occasion hen spotted up a tree with her kill.
we also made one long morning drive to view the wild dog pack - an endangered species.
The lodge is delightful with pleasant staff and excellent food and is also abundant with wild life - animals and birds. It is indeed a gift from God.
Traveller from Chalfont st Giles, England
Located in Madikwe, this family-friendly lodge is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Wonderboom Gate, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Madikwe …More
This hotel has all the amenities to compete with any world class hotel however it has not been well maintained for various reasons. Staff is pleasant but not always professionally trained. Emphasis is on catering to larger groups. Not disappointing but not as good as it could have been
Traveller from US
This family-friendly Kasane lodge is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mowana Golf Course and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. Kazungula …More
My daughter and I stayed at Cresta Riley's for a couple nights to overcome jet lag and recover from our flight from US to Botswana. By Bots standards, it is a pretty good hotel. Thatched roof is a nice touch. Restaurant was nice and pool/bar area has a good view of the river. Right in downtown Maun so convenient for shopping, but rooms and facilities are all nicely secluded from the roadway hubbub. Convenient to airport.
Traveller from Atlanta, Georgia
Located in the heart of Maun, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Maun Gardens and Okavango River. Maun Environmental …More