Gaborone, the bustling capital city of Botswana, is also home to 10% of Botswana's population – a testament to its popularity even with its own people.
Being both the government and economic capital, Gaborone is a very attractive destination for many a business traveller, who are often charmed along the way by the various leisure attractions of this beautiful city. The rapid rate of construction of Hotels in Gaborone is testament of the citys determination to host people from all walks of life.
For those after an adventure rather than to close a deal have many options at their fingertips as well. Cycling enthusiasts can contact the Gaborone Cycling Club to find out what cycling events are on at the time, while those wanting to test their limits a bit more can visit the Mannyelanong Game reserve, an organisation set up especially to protect the endangered Cape Vultures. Not surprisingly, the Mannyelanong hill is one of only two sites where Cape vultures can be spotted.
The city also boasts a number of vantage points visitors can venture to in order to take in the most spectacular views of the city and its surrounds, including Kgale Hill, Mmopane Hill and BTC Hill. Gaboroone also boasts two main game reserves – the impressive Mokolodi with two hour game drive giving visitors the chance to catch a glimpse of baboons, giraffe, wart hogs, zebra, elephants, and hippos, just to name a few, and the smaller, but more intimate Gaborone Game Reserve, around which you can drive yourself and explore. The Gaborone Game Reserve also has picnic spots where visitors can stop and take in the scenery – just be careful that the monkeys in the reserve don't get to share your lunch! After a long day of sightseeing, Hotels in Gaborone provide the perfect setting for relaxation and reflection.
Visitors wanting a touch of culture can either plan to visit the National Museum and Art Gallery, which not only exhibits local art, but is also home to various examples of vehicles typical of the area, such as wagons, sledges and bakkies at the entrance of the museum. The museum is also responsible for the opening of the National Botanical Garden of Gaborone, there to protect Botswana's indigenous plant life.