Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana and the largest city in the country. The city is situated in the southeast of the country near its border with South Africa. Gaborone has a short history only being established in the late 1950s as an administrative center.
A city still largely under construction, it became the capital of an independent Botswana in 1966. Gaborone has an estimated population of about 0.2 million people and is one of the smallest capitals in Africa.
The city is a major transport hub linked to other parts of the country by road and rail. The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport which is the main airport in Botswana is situated at the city’s outskirts.
The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is the main airport in Botswana. The airport is situated in the outskirts of the city of Gaborone (approx. 15 km). The airport is so named after the country’s first president.
The Gaborone airport caters for a number of domestic and international flights and is served mainly by South African Airways and Air Botswana. There are also a number of charter flights that operate from here.
Hotels in Gaborone:
As the main transport hub for Botswana’s important tourism and travel industry, the city of Gaborone is home to a good selection of hotels. Major hotels in Gaborone include;
Cresta President Hotel, Gaborone situated within the city centre, the Cresta Gaborone occupies a five storey building which offers a good range of amenities such as; air conditioned rooms, foreign exchange services, television, business and conference facilities, laundry, information desk.
Grand Palm Hotel Casino Resort, Gaborone: one of the city’s highly rated hotels, the Grand Palm Hotel is situated a short distance from the city centre. The hotel offers air conditioned rooms, access to horse riding, swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, health spa, concierge, business facilities, restaurant, bar, casino.
Gaborone Sun Hotel & Casino: a five star hotel, the Gaborone Sun Hotel is situated on Chuma drive at the outskirts of the city. The hotel’s premier range of facilities and services includes; a golf course, tennis courts, air conditioned rooms, gym, casino, restaurants, bars.
Flights to Gaborone:
There are a number of airlines that fly regularly to the city of Gaborone. The city is served by the Sir Seretse Airport which sees a steady flow of domestic and international flights to and from here. Currently, South African Express and Air Botswana are the main operators for flights to Gaborone.
Air Botswana operates flights to major cities and towns within Botswana and in neighboring nations.