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Gaborone Dam

Gaborone, Botswana
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Good place to visit

Perfect spot for relaxation and walk around the lake. Its worth the visit. There is a small... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Clean air, silence, nature and close to the city

A group of us decided to go to the area next to the Yacht Club to see the dam. The hotel arranged... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Jim S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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This dam is the essential heart of the arid Botswana capital of Gaborene, providing its water supply, a tourist attraction and water sports site.
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  • Average33%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“large expanse” (2 reviews)
Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect spot for relaxation and walk around the lake. Its worth the visit. There is a small restaurant available for basic food.

Thank Spurkait
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A group of us decided to go to the area next to the Yacht Club to see the dam. The hotel arranged for local drivers who stayed with us for the whole trip. Arriving at the entrance there is security who requested a permit. I...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

If you visit Gaborone, you must see the Gaborone Dam from the Yacht club. Check the opening times as they are not always open. The dam was only 4% full on our arrival in February 2016, but after the heavy rains in December 2016 the...More

Thank Ilse v
Reviewed 11 April 2017

prefect spot to go and meditate, relax, for meetings. the river view is awesome if you love birds this is the place to be

Thank StayEasyInn
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The security was rude the roads were bad and unsafe - when we eventually arrived the security said you can't go in Do t waste your time

1  Thank jerushanaidoo
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Interesting spot for a visit especially when it is 95% full. Something that has not happened in a long time. The February rains hae swelled the upstream rivers resulting in the ustream dams being full and the overflow now making its way into the Gaborone...More

Thank ericon991
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The dam is huge and has amazing view if you're standing on the Yatch Club Balcony, I love the fact that you can self drive around it & enjoy the view at your own peace

Thank Freedom N
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The view from the Gaborone Yacht Club is superb when the dam has water, and although the dam is only 32% full one can imagine what it is like when it is completely covered. The cafe is visually perfect for this type of establishment and...More

Thank watchman2015
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We tried to visit the Yacht Club at the Gaborone Dam and were harassed at the WUC Security Gate. Not sure what the rules are but they eventually let us in. While the water levels were very depressing it was interesting to see the old...More

Thank FoodJames
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went sightseeing at the western entrance and it is beautiful at sunset, with clouds and lightning in the southern sky. The gate staff were very friendly and helpful; they advised that the dam is safe to stay over at and there are impala, warthog...More

Thank ArieClaassens
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