Things to Do in Botswana

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Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Gaborone (13.8 km from Botswana)

Home to a variety of mammals including the endangered white rhino, Mokolodi Nature Reserve is also one of two wild animal orphanages in Botswana. Mokolodi, through its White Rhino relocation programme, led the re-introduction of White Rhino in the Okavango area. Following this, more white rhino have since been relocated in that area. This reserve...

Domboshaba Heritage Site

Domboshaba Heritage Site

Popular Attractions in Masunga (477.9 km from Botswana)

The Domboshaba Ruins is an Iron Age stonewall site built during the Great Zimbabwe era in 1450AD. During its heyday it functioned as the capital of the Bakalanga tribal state known as Butua. Every October the Kalanga culture is celebrated at Domboshaba with three days of music, dancing and partying – everyone is welcome to join the festivities....

Nata Bird Sanctuary

Nata Bird Sanctuary

Nature Reserves in Nata (493.8 km from Botswana)

The Nata Bird Sanctuary is a community managed reserve on the Sowa pan where bird life and wildlife is protected. The Sowa pan forms a part of the Makgadikgadi Pans. You will experience the magnificent vast open space of the salt pans driving towards the look out point and with luck you will find the flamingos who come to breed in the winter. It...

Nhabe Museum

Nhabe Museum

Galleries and Museums in Maun (589.8 km from Botswana)

Shows arts, crafts and artifacts of local Artists. Changes the theme of its exhibition every 6 months.

Caracal Biodiversity Centre

Caracal Biodiversity Centre

Animal Parks in Kasane (768.6 km from Botswana)

The Caracal Biodiversity Centre is an NGO promoting and developing conservation and research programs. Their Environmental Education Centre allows tourists and community members to get an up close encounter with snakes, other reptiles, birdlife, small mammals and insects. The main focus is to promote sustainable wildlife utilization, wildlife...

Ko Letswaing

Ko Letswaing

Hot Springs in Kasane (768.9 km from Botswana)

Ko Letswaing is situated next to the Chobe River. Hot water surfaces from the ground and a variety of animals including Cape buffalo, elephant and sable antelope are often seen drinking water next to the springs. Ko Letswaing can be found next to the Chobe Farms on the road from Kazungula to Kasane.

Things to do near Botswana

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Madikwe Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Madikwe Game Reserve (15 km from Botswana)

Home to the Big 5 as well as cheetah and wild dog, Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s largest wildlife reserves. It’s one of the top safari destinations in the country, has no malaria and is just a 4-hour drive from Johannesburg.Situated on the Botswana border in a transitional zone of the Kalahari, Madikwe attracts an unusual diversity...

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Gaborone (13.8 km from Botswana)

Home to a variety of mammals including the endangered white rhino, Mokolodi Nature Reserve is also one of two wild animal orphanages in Botswana. Mokolodi, through its White Rhino relocation programme, led the re-introduction of White Rhino in the Okavango area. Following this, more white rhino have since been relocated in that area. This reserve...

Doornrivier 4x4 Trails

Doornrivier 4x4 Trails

Four By Four Trails in Zeerust (91.2 km from Botswana)

Doornrivier 4x4 Trails is located only 12 km from Zeerust. There are many trails to choose from to test your skills and there are two scenic trails with natural obstacles. This is mainly a mountainous landscape with rock obstacles, ascents, descents and cross axles. It is advised to be extra careful during the rainy seasons. The self-drive...

Atherstone Nature Reserve

Atherstone Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Atherstone Nature Reserve (97 km from Botswana)

Lying on the border of the North West Province, Atherstone Nature Reserve offers an exciting game viewing experience. Black rhino and elephant are the biggest highlight for many visitors to this 23 500-hectare wilderness. Characterised by extensive savannah plains with bushveld and Kalahari grasslands eco-systems, Atherstone supports a great...

Karee Krans 4x4 Trail

Karee Krans 4x4 Trail

Four By Four Trails in Swartruggens (102 km from Botswana)

Karee Krans 4x4 Trail is conveniently located two hours from Johannesburg and 42 km from Rustenburg, just outside Madikwe. The three trails total 12 km and take anything from four hours to complete. Route A is 5.3 km long and the trickiest of the lot, so take it slow. The difficulty grading is between 2 and 3 and high clearance, low range...

Langberg Hiking Trail

Langberg Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Vrede (113.2 km from Botswana)

This is a two-day circular hike that comprises a 14 km stretch and an 8 km stretch respectively. The trail is rated as easy and there are overnight facilities available. The overnight facilities accommodates 20 guests.

Doornkraal Mountain Route

Doornkraal Mountain Route

Hiking Trail in Groot Marico (115.2 km from Botswana)

This trail is approximately 18 km in length on a route that is clearly marked. The 8 km mountainous part is quite difficult with lots of rock and climbing. The rest of the route runs along the old farrow or river bank circled with willow trees and the ruins of an old Matabele Kraal can be seen. The trail can be done in one day but overnight...

HC Bosman Living Museum

HC Bosman Living Museum

Popular Attractions in Groot Marico (117.2 km from Botswana)

The writer Herman Charles Bosman wrote more than 100 short stories about the Groot Marico and the people of the Marico. He was a schoolteacher in the district of Groot Marico in 1926 and the place left such a vivid impression on him that he later says in Marico Revisited, "There is no other place I know that is so heavy with atmosphere, so...

Sterkstroom Hiking Trail

Sterkstroom Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Groot Marico (123.3 km from Botswana)

This trail is located on Sterkstroom farm, halfway between Groot Marico and Swartruggens. The route is approximately 10 km in length and is an easy day's hike. There is a beautiful waterfall that can only be reached on foot. Overnight accommodation can be arranged. This is an easy to moderate hike.

Grey Loerie Hiking Trail

Grey Loerie Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Swartruggens (137.1 km from Botswana)

This circular two-day trail is easy to moderate; day one is 17 km and day two 7 km. Beautiful scenery and breathtaking views of savanna, indigenous forest, ravines and mountains await hikers. Base camp can accommodate 30 people in three rooms with self-catering facilities and a small coal stove. There is a pool and braai area as well.

Sun City Casinos

Sun City Casinos

Casinos in Sun City (150 km from Botswana)

Sun City offers two state of the art casino areas that are open daily. The Jungle Casino has over 250 slot machines and the Sun City Hotel Casino has over 330 slot machines in smoking and non-smoking areas. Black jack, American roulette, poker, and punto banco are exciting options at Sun City Hotel. Free lessons in gaming are offered by the Sun...

Lost City Golf Club

Lost City Golf Club

Golf Courses in Sun City (150.3 km from Botswana)

Lost City Golf Club is a Gary Player design, featuring splendid surroundings on this beautifully made 18-hole course. Rated among the best in the country, the club's signature 13th hole features a water hazard full of live Nile crocodiles. Multiple tees will provide appropriate challenges for all golf skills.

Gary Player Golf Course

Gary Player Golf Course

Golf Courses in Sun City (151.7 km from Botswana)

Well known as the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, Gary Player Golf Course provides golfers an exceptional course with multiple tees, so both novices and skilled players can enjoy a game. Fast paced greens, imaginatively placed bunkers, varying elevations and water hazards will ensure your skill will be put to the test. Open 7 days a week,...

Ben Alberts Nature Reserve

Ben Alberts Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Ben Alberts Nature Reserve (159.3 km from Botswana)

Visit one of Limpopo’s wildest secrets. Situated in the Waterberg Biosphere, a leading South African wildlife area, this small 2 000-hectare reserve is home to impressive amount of wildlife. At Ben Alberts Nature Reserve you can easily spot white rhino, giraffe, kudu, blue wildebeest, eland, zebra, warthog and an awesome variety of birdlife...

Thabazimbi Golf Course

Thabazimbi Golf Course

Golf Courses in Thabazimbi (162.1 km from Botswana)

Tee off on a scenic bushveld course on the greens accompanied by lovely ancient trees, abundant wildlife and birds. Situated alongside Ben Alberts Nature Reserve and just eight kilometres from Thabazimbi on the Rustenburg road, Thabazimbi Golf Course is home to the annual Billie of the Bushveld Tournament. The 9-hole course is designed by Glen...