Posted Nov 25, 2016
I can't complain. I would stay here again if I ever returned to Gaborone but I doubt I would return Due to the limited activities there are to do here. Before I get into the negatives I should say that Gaborone is a beautiful city with very humble and good spirited people. This city may lack the glitz/glamour or sophistication big cities but it compensates for that in the people and the landscape. This city is a very clean, safe, pure/drug free and quiet city which is food for the soul if you're looking to get away from Mundane things. If you look at the things to do below you could do them in <1 day: 1. The African mall is a very poor shopping center and is far from anything you could imagine is a mall. However, I went there because there were restaurants serving food that's as local as you could get it, which was quite a bit cheaper then the food in the hotel; 2. We went hiking at a hill nearby as recommended by hotel staff. Apparently, this is something that the locals do. It's a short distance for an experienced hiker and probably about a medium to easy walking path. At the top you can see the city of Gaberone and the view is amazing! ; 3. We tried going to the national Museum of Botswana but it was closed due to renovations as of April 2016; 4. The sky lounge and then you downtown offers an amazing view of the city as well especially at night time. However, since it was opened or rather remodeled a few years ago, per the waitress, attendance has been low.