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Districts & Neighbourhoods In Gaborone

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Gaborone’s nomenclature befuddles the majority of newcomers. Different portions of town are referred to as Blocks, Extensions, Phases, and so on, and the same location may have many names.

To the east of the railway line branching out from the Government Enclave are the Extensions. Extensions 9 and 11 are undoubtedly Gaborone’s richest areas. Extension 15, which runs beside Riverwalk Mall, is dubbed ‘the Village.’

Gabs West – the inner blocks to the west of the railway line, on the western side of the Western Bypass. Gabs West is split into four phases: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 4, and Phase 5.

The Blocks are located west of the railway line, on the outskirts of the Western Bypass. The blocks 5 – 10 in order from south to north (although Block 9 is an outlier being the southernmost of the blocks, and there is a Block 3 directly north of the downtown area). While some maps (including Google Maps) refer to Blocks as high-numbered Extensions (e.g., Block 8 is comprised of Extensions 35 and 36), everyone refers to a region by its Block number.

The Central Business District is a stretch of undeveloped land in the city’s central business district that is just now (2012) being transformed into too contemporary hotels and offices (inc the new Lansmore hotel)

Phakalane is a new-build suburb located 12 kilometers north of Gaborone’s central business district. It is centered around a golf course and is located on the east side of the A1 Francistown road. South-west of Phakalane lies the yet-to-be-developed Glen Valley Gaborone North – a growing neighborhood extending westward from Phakalane towards the airport.

Broadhurst is an older neighbourhood northeast of the central business district. Partial and Maru-a-Pula are located on the southern outskirts of Broadhurst.

Tlokweng is a less affluent neighborhood east of the Notwane river that is home to numerous pleasant guesthouses.

How To Travel To Gaborone

Customs is quite sluggish, yet somewhat simple to navigate (as appears to be the case for most of Africa). They seldom bother you if you have an address for where you will be staying. BY PLAIN Air Botswana is located at the Main Mall and can be reached at 395 1921....

How To Get Around In Gaborone

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Prices In Gaborone

MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 1.15 Tomatoes1 kg$ 0.55Cheese0.5 kg$ 4.90Apples1 kg$ 1.55Oranges1 kg$ 1.05Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 1.15Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 7.20Coca-Cola2 liters$ 1.30 Bread1 piece$ 0.60Water1.5 l$ 0.80 RESTAURANTS Dinner (Low-range)for 2$ 12.00 Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 23.00 Dinner (High-range)for 2$ 35.00Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 4.45Water0.33 l$ 0.50Cappuccino1 cup$ 1.70Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 1.45Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 1.40 Coca-Cola0.33 l$ 0.65Coctail...

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Kgale Hill - Do not miss the enjoyable journey up Kgale Hill, one of Botswana's tallest peaks (at about 100m). It offers a great perspective of the city and its environs. However, keep an eye out for baboons and avoid deviating from the trail. There are no guides and...

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