Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Madikwe Game Reserve (16.1 km from Gaborone)
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...
Four By Four Trails
Zeerust (92.3 km from Gaborone)
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 (97.4 km from Gaborone)
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...
Four By Four Trails
Swartruggens (103.1 km from Gaborone)
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...
Vrede (114.3 km from Gaborone)
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.
Groot Marico (116.3 km from Gaborone)
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...
Groot Marico (118.3 km from Gaborone)
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...
Groot Marico (124.4 km from Gaborone)
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.
Swartruggens (138.2 km from Gaborone)
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 (150.9 km from Gaborone)
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...
Sun City (151.2 km from Gaborone)
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.
Sun City (152.6 km from Gaborone)
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 (159.8 km from Gaborone)
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 (162.6 km from Gaborone)
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...
Mountain Biking Trails
Thabazimbi (165.4 km from Gaborone)
Thabankwe offers 300 hectares of rugged, rocky terrain for both extreme and amateur bikers and hikers. The reserve has a wide variety of wildlife and bird species. Trails are clear and maps are available.