Quick Facts: Gaborone
- Gaborone Dam is situated south of Gaborone along the Gaborone-Lobatse road providing water supply for both Gaborone and Lobatse
- The Gaborone Game Reserve is a 600-hectare game park located west of the city on Limpopo Drive
- Kgale Hill is 1,287 metres in height and provides magnificent views
- The Mokolodi Nature Reserve is a 30-square-kilometre game reserve located 12 kilometres south of Gaborone
The Gaborone Dam is situated south of Gaborone along the Gaborone-Lobatse road and provides water for both Gaborone and Lobatse. The Gaborone Dam is the biggest in Botswana holding up to 141,400,000 cubic metres of water. The northern end of the reservoir is planned to become an entertainment venue called 'The Waterfront'.
The Gaborone Yacht Club is on the north side of the lake which is formed by the Gaborone Dam. The southern end houses the Kalahari Fishing Club and a public facility called 'City Scapes'. City Scapes provides parks, playgrounds, and boating facilities. The Gaborone Dam is popular with birdwatchers, windsurfers, and anglers.
The Gaborone Game Reserve is a 600-hectare game park located west of the city on Limpopo Drive. The Gaborone Game Reserve was built in 1988 and is now the third-busiest in Botswana. Examples of animals in the park are impala, kudu, ostriches, wildebeest, zebras, gemsbok, bushbuck, springbok, duiker, Common Eland as well as warthogs. The Gaborone Game Reserve is famous for its birdwatching with the marshy section of the park being home to snake eagles, boubou, gallinule, kingfishers, and hornbills.
Kgale Hill is situated a few hundred metres from the city of Gaborone. This hill is nicknamed the 'sleeping giant' and is 1,287 metres in height. There are three different paths to reach the top, usually taking two hours.
The Mokolodi Nature Reserve is a 30-square-kilometre game reserve which opened in 1994. The Mokolodi Nature Reserve is located 12 kilometres south of Gaborone, Botswana. There are many different species of animals found in the park such as warthogs, steenbok, kudu, zebras, giraffes, Common Eland, ostriches, hippos and rhinos. The park assists with wildlife projects in Botswana which include, for example, the reintroduction of the White Rhino and the relocation of cheetahs. At the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, one can also find the Education Centre where children are taught about the conservation projects.