Flight tickets from Plettenberg Bay to Gaberone

Gaborone is one of the leading cities in Botswana known for its vibrant culture, growing economy, and diverse population. It is the largest city in the country and a major hub for business and tourism. Gaborone is characterized by its vibrant night life, a wide variety of restaurants and excellent shopping, as well as a variety of attractions that make the city truly unique. In this text, we will explore some of the history and culture of Gaborone, and explain why so many people from around the world choose to make the city their home.

Getting to Know Gaborone

Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana. It is located in the southeastern part of the country. The population of Gaborone is estimated to be around 231,626 people in 2019. The time zone of Gaborone is UTC+2, which is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The official language of Gaborone is English, though Setswana and Kalanga are widely spoken in the area. The currency of Gaborone is the Botswana Pula (BWP), which has been the currency since 1976. One Pula is divided into 100 Thebe.

Climate and Weather

Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana and is located in the south eastern corner of the country. It has a subtropical savannah climate. Gaborone experiences a dry season from May to October, where the climate is hot and dry. During this time, temperatures in the city can reach highs of around 35ºC (95ºF), with overnight lows typically sitting in the mid-20s Celsius (low 70s Fahrenheit). During this period, there is also very low rainfall. The wet season in Gaborone follows from late October to mid-April when average temperatures tend to drop to between 24-26ºC (75-78ºF). During this time, the city's rainfall averages at around 550mm (22 inches) per year. Daily humidity levels can be very high, although they become more tolerable when the wind picks up. The high altitude of the city also helps to keep temperatures at a steady level year round.

Touring Gaborone: Airport and Transportation

There is one airport in Gaborone, the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. You can take a taxi from the airport to downtown Gaborone and the fare should cost around P100 (USD 8). Alternatively, you can take a commuter bus from the airport to downtown Gaborone, which should cost around P10 (USD 1). You can also change money at Gaborone airport, as there are kiosks and bureau de changes located in the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Gaborone

  1. Gaborone is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, offering attractions such as the National Museum and Art Gallery, which has an impressive collection of traditional crafts, artefacts and paintings from Botswana and its neighbouring countries
  2. Gaborone is home to the annual Sundown Festival which is an event dedicated to showcasing traditional music, dance and crafts from Botswana and around the continent
  3. Visitors to Gaborone can also visit the Gaborone Dam, built in the 1950s, which is the largest dam in Botswana, and explore the Lions Park Nature Reserve and nearby Gaborone Game Reserve

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