Gaborone - Capital City of Botswana

The capital city of Botswana is Gaborone. Some call the place Gabs or GC.

The city, named after Chief Gaborone of the Batlokwa tribe within the Tswana ethnic group, has a population of about 200,000 people.


Gaborone is an ever expanding African city that lies sprawled over a large area and has rightly claimed the accolade of being the fastest growing city in Africa.

It is a typical 'best of both worlds' city vibrant Tswana and African cultures merged with the modern and western lifestyle.

Gaborone has good infrastructure with well-maintained roads and beautiful buildings that include skyscrapers. It is full of walkways and open spaces.

Since Botswana is the headquarters of the SADC regional body, the newly constructed head office adds to the beautiful scenery of the Gaborone CBD.


The city is sub-divided into suburbs called extensions, blocks and phases some of which are bigger than small towns. These include Broadhurst, Gaborone West, The Village, Naledi, New Canada, Kgale View and Phakalane.

Lying on the outskirts of the city are rich game reserves where you can view wildlife in protected and unspoiled bush areas.


Gaborone City Council

Gaborone City Council takes care of the city's state especially roads, parks and sanitation.


Gaborone is Botswana's business hub

Botswana has a vibrant economy whose major businesses' main services are based in Gaborone. This makes the city the country's business hub.

All of your business and investment activities in Botswana starts in Gaborone.


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