Shopping in Botswana
Gaborone main mall
Gaborone main mall is the official centre of the city.
Built in 1963 as preparation for the 1966 Botswana independence the main mall has generally maintained its look to date.
Conservative voices have been numerous calling for controlled renovations that will not completely deface the old look and kill the spirit of the 'old' mall.
Gaborone main mall is a place with shops, banks, business offices and an open walkway where shows, exhibitions and selling of crafts are conducted.
The mall is flanked by the government enclave, especially the Botswana parliament to the west, and the civic centre and city council to the east.
RiverWalk shopping mall Gaborone
Riverwalk shopping mall is the first ever super-mall in Gaborone and Botswana.
Located on the exit point to Tlokweng village, capital of the Batlokwa tribe, Riverwalk sits on the banks of Notwane river with its main entrance facing east.
The shopping mall has exquisite shops for food, clothing, a supermarket, entertainment and cinema.
There are exotic restaurants that provide Brazilian, Asian, Italian and Portuguese meals.
he bets arts and crafts are always on display at the east entrance of the mall.
Game city shopping mall Gaborone
Game city shopping mall is the busiest super-mall in Gaborone with the biggest parking space that is always fully packed.
The mall sits at the foot of Kgale Hills, at the confluence of major roads from Lobatse and busier areas of Kgale View, Naledi, Gaborone West industrial area and Gaborone West residential area.
It is the designated starting and end point for the annual Toyota 1000km Botswana Kalahari Desert Race.
Game City mall has the Game store, cinema, supermarkets, fast food restaurants and clothing shops.
Fairground shopping mall Gaborone
Fairground shopping mall lies at the edge of the Gaborone Dam.
Also known as 'mmolo wa ga Dada' (Dada's mall), the mall has furniture shops with exquisite products, supermarket, fast food and various shops with wide ranging products.
Molapo Crossing mall Gaborone
Molapo Crossing shopping mall is located at an intersection of the busiest roads in Gaborone.
The mall, ideally located next to the Grand Palm Hotel boasts of a huge supermarket, restaurants, pub and shops for various types of products.
Some arts and crafts and clothing are always on display in the mall's walkway.
Kagiso mall Gaborone
Kagiso mall is the third oldest mall after the main mall and African mall to open its doors to the public in Gaborone.
The mall is next to Tsholofelo Park and caters for residents from Broadhurst, Taung, Phiring, and Tsholofelo suburbs within the city.
Galo shopping mall Francistown
Galo shopping mall is the only super mall in Botswana outside Gaborone.
It has added an exquisite touch to the Francistown landscape and serves a high traffic of shoppers from the northern part of Botswana.
The mall has a supermarket, fast food, pubs and clothing shops.
Curio and tourist shops
Curio shops which have the most exquisite indigenous crafts are found in Gaborone, Ghanzi, Francistown, Maun and Kasane; and especially where there are safari camps.
Some curio shops can be found in hotels and lodges.