Whether you have travelled by road, rail or air, you will leave Gaborone fondly remembering her as Gabs City, or simply GC! With a little something for everyone, your stay in GC will have you feeling like you have diamonds at the soles of your feet. So, go ahead and whip out your diary, and prepare to be entertained by compelling art shows, fascinating cuisine, thrilling nightlife, and engaging beauty of the people and surroundings of the capital.
At the heart of this cosmopolitan city is a bustling business district, a true hub for professionals and a melting pot for the trendy. Experience breathtaking views of the city and magnificent sunsets from sky-high lounges and restaurants. The CBD is also home to luxury hotels, massage parlours, high-class salons, exclusive shopping centres, 3D cinemas, vibrant eateries and clubs.
Entertainment, Arts and Culture
The city of Gaborone proudly celebrates the nations’ historic roots, inviting you to the stories of our founding fathers at the Three Chiefs Monument, and our natural history at the National Museum and Art Gallery. Envelop yourself in arts and culture exchanges at (to name a few);
Looking for live performances? GC has you covered with captivating shows and events at;
- Maitisong Theatre,
- Mantlwaneng Theatre,
- Stanbic Bank Piazza,
- The No. 1 Ladies’ Café.
- Bojanala Waterfront.
Get your dancing shoes on and head on to;
- Absolute and Elyx,
- Chez Nicolas,
- Cigar Lounge.
If outdoor adventure tickles your fancy, head on to
- Gaborone Game Reserve
- Botanical Gardens
- Yatch Club
- Kgale Hill
- Mokolodi Nature Reserve
- Lion Park
- Livingston Memorial
- Mogonye Gorge
Travelling around the city
Gaborone offers a variety of safe transport options to get around the city.
- Minibus Taxis
The cheapest and most common public transport option is the minibus which will get you close enough to where you need to go. Minibus taxis have designated routes clearly marked by route numbers on the vehicle. You can get the following route to and from UB: Tlokweng route 4, Tlokweng Route 6, Broadhurst Route 5, Broadhurst Route 2, Block 8 Route 3.
- Shared Taxis
Shared hail down taxis cost slightly more than minibus taxis but will take you direct to your destination. These are shared with other passengers and the driver has the discretion to agree to take you to your destination. You may inquire from the driver for dedicated service that will attract a special rate.
- Call Cabs
These are the most convenient and operate 24 hours a day. They however cost significantly more. They offer a dedicated service to any destination in the city and you usually phone them to request a service. A few companies now offer online/mobile apps to request a cab.
Safety and security
Gaborone is a safe city with well policed streets and low crime. It is however advisable to avoid walking alone.