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Attractions outside Gaborone

There are many more attractions outside Gaborone, which can be viewed as part of sight-seeing program conducted in Gaborone.

Gaborone is surrounded by towns and villages such as Mochudi, Oodi, Mankgodi, Thamaga and a few more others, with natural and cultural attractions.

Lions Park

The Lion's Park is home of the lion, and lies 14km to the south of Gaborone.

The park which is also close to Mokolodi Game Reserve is open every day and offers great outdoor activities for the family with its beautiful picnic spots.

Set in the woodland, it has camping grounds, the famous vulture restaurant where the cape vultures are fed, children's playground, a dam and a bar. Phuthadikobo Museum

Phuthadikobo Museum lies majestically on a hill in the centre of Mochudi village.

The museum has a collection of interesting artifacts and old paragraphs relating to the Bakgatla tribe.


Batswana produce some exquisite pottery, some of which are produced by Thamaga Pottery in Thamaga village 30km to the west of Gaborone.

The pottery in the place and on display includes bowls, cups and flower pots.

Matsieng footprints

Matsieng footprints - myth or fact?

Just 40km outside Gaborone, and closer to Mochudi village, there is an archeological site with engravings of human footprints and animal tracks on the rocks believed to be of giants that lived in the area.

Bahurutshe Cultural Village

If you want to learn a great deal of the Tswana culture, Bahurutshe cultural village centre is your best place.

The cultural centre is in Mmankgodi village about 15km to the west of Gaborone.

There are captivating simulated shows on traditional ceremonies such as weddings and healing rituals. Also there are presentations on the significance of plants in one's health and life, cattle rearing and a wide range of traditional cuisine.

Oodi weavers

Oodi weavers live in Oodi, a small village about 10km to the north-east of Gaborone.

The weavers have a factory in which visitors can view products of woven crafts.

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