GABORONE

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Mokolodi Na­ture Re­serve

Gaborone is the cap­i­tal of Botswana, with shiny glass build­ings, shop­ping cen­tres and ho­tels that speak of the riches of the coun­try, mostly from min­ing. You’re go­ing on holiday to the bush, right? So don’t stay in Gabs proper, rather go to Mokolodi Na­ture Re­serve south of the city.

The camp­site has five stands, each ac­com­mo­dat­ing a max­i­mum of eight peo­ple: P125 (R164) per adult; P60 (R79) per child aged 5 – 12. A chalet that sleeps up to eight peo­ple costs P990 (R1 300) per night dur­ing the week or P1 360 (R1 786) per night on week­ends and public hol­i­days. A gov­ern­ment tax of P10 (R13) per per­son and P60 (R79) per ve­hi­cle is also levied. There’s a restau­rant in the re­serve. GPS: S24.73956 E25.81180 Con­tact: 00 267 713 21021 (Flo­rah); mokolodi.com

Lion Park Re­sort

This re­sort is about 14 km south of Gaborone next to the A1. ( Try to avoid this road in the late af­ter­noon – it gets crazy busy.) It’s a theme park, but you can also camp: P110 (R144) per adult; P90 (R118) per child un­der 12. GPS: S24.78669 E25.81639 Con­tact: 00 267 396 0575;

li­on­park.co.bw

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