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How To Travel To Gaborone

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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. International flights to Harare (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays), Johannesburg (daily), and Lusaka are available, as are local flights to Francistown, Kasane, and Maun. Typical fares from Gabs vary between USD 200 and $400.

South African Express, Game City Mall, Broadhurst Mall, and Riverwalk Mall, Tel: 397 2397 (Game City), 309 5740 (Broadhurst Mall) (Broadhurst). Arrives through Johannesburg. SAA operates non-stop flights from JNB. To fly from Cape Town, a connection through JNB is required.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays are the days that Air Namibia flights to and from Windhoek.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays, Air Kenya flights into Nairobi from Nairobi, offering a convenient alternative to Johannesburg for connections to the rest of the globe.

BY TRAIN

Rail services resume in March 2016 with the addition of a daily overnight train connecting Gaborone to Francistown and Lobatse, near the South African border.

BY BUS

Pretoria, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana are connected by a daily bus. Intercape operates the bus, and tickets may be bought online or at one of their locations. The bus leaves from Pretoria Station at 13:15 on Paul Kruger & Scheiding Street and arrives in Gaborone at 21:10 at the Kudu Shell Service Station (an 8 hrs bus ride). This bus makes a quick stop to pick up passengers at the Johannesburg bus terminal. As of June 2011, the bus ticket was R 195.00 rand (about $29 USD) per person.

The bus is rather nice: it has a tourist class, reclining seats, and a functional restroom. Be prepared, though, for “Christian literature on-board.” Essentially, all of the films shown on the Intercape bus include excessively religious overtones.

South Africa and Botswana have a very simple border crossing. The passengers depart the bus (without their baggage, just their documents) at the South African immigration checkpoint to get their exit stamps, and then proceed to the Botswana immigration checkpoint to obtain their entry visa stamps. The bus attendant remains with the passengers throughout the border crossing procedure, ensuring that no one is left behind.

How To Get Around In Gaborone

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. BY BUS The majority of major cities are accessible by bus. However, come early at the bus terminal, since buses may fill up...

Districts & Neighbourhoods In Gaborone

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...

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...

Things To Do In Gaborone

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...

Food & Restaurants In Gaborone

Gaborone is hardly an exciting place to dine – and the city bears the brunt of South African culinary predominance more than others. However, if you keep your expectations in check, there are a few intriguing nooks and crannies that pique your palate's curiosity. City Centre White box food (sold all over...

Shopping In Gaborone

Gaborone boasts a plethora of shopping malls, and almost every South African chain business has a location in the city. Regrettably, this pushes out small independent businesses. Despite the VAT rate of 12 percent, which is lower than the 14 percent in South Africa, Gabs is a disappointing and...

Nightlife In Gaborone

Bull and Bush - In the northwestern area of , there is an English bar. A popular hangout for ex-pats, including a large screen TV and pool tables. Friday night is normally reserved for the younger children, while Saturday night is reserved for the adults. The cuisine is delicious, particularly...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Gaborone

Botswana's people are quite kind, and the country's crime rate is comparatively low. However, the current disparity between affluent and poor has resulted in an increase in crime. Keep an eye on your surroundings at all times. When heading out to a restaurant late at night, call a cab...

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