Travelers unfamiliar with driving on the left should use care when driving and crossing the street, since the majority of Southern Africa (including Gaborone, Botswana) drives on the left.
The majority of major cities are accessible by bus. However, come early at the bus terminal, since buses may fill up rapidly and often depart as soon as they are full. Bring water, since buses are often not air-conditioned, and if you do not acquire a seat, you will almost certainly have to stand until you reach your destination, especially on weekends.
Public taxis are typically little white automobiles with blue registration plates. These vehicles follow set routes, typically passing through areas/neighborhoods not served by combi services. Taxis cost P3.50. Due to the fact that taxis may only carry a maximum of five people, they are also often faster than combis in completing their journey. You may hail a cab at any of the combi stations and request a drop-off location along the route. Simply inquire of the taxi driver about the route. If you need transportation to a location that is not on the taxi route, request a “special,” as detailed in the cab section below.
A cab is a private taxi or “special” that transports you straight from point A to point B. This might be a blue-licensed public taxi or a privately operated cab. Generally, you must call for a taxi. Vehicle firms abound in Gabs, and many prominently advertise their contact information on the cab itself. Additionally, you may hail public cabs on the street and request a special. When providing instructions, it is often preferable to utilize plot numbers or readily identifiable locations rather than street names (which are not frequently used). If a driver offers you a reasonable cost, get his mobile phone number and inform him of your destination. Using a single driver for the duration of your stay in Gaborone may wind up saving you money. You should not be concerned if you hail a taxi with a passenger inside. Offer to divide the destination’s ticket and save some money. Do not be scared to negotiate reduced rates. The majority of journeys should cost between P20 and P30 (e.g. Main Mall to Game City is around P30).
Combis are small white vehicles resembling minibuses. Combis are priced at P 3. There are no route charts, but there are distinct lines; just ask the driver whether the line you’re looking for passes where you’re going. If you know which way you need to travel, begin walking in that direction — combis will honk at you as they pass to alert you to their presence.