Experience Africa – Gaborone
Introduction to the City of Gaborone
Named after Kgosi Gaborone, leader of the Batlokwa people who migrated from the Magalies Mountains in 1881, Gaborone is one of the youngest cities in Southern Africa, gaining its title as a city in 1986, becoming the Capital of Botswana. A diversity of culture spurs on creativity and a drive for growth in the city, as more young African students and high skilled professionals add to the cities development. The City of Gaborone is one of the safest in Africa, the people being renowned as friendly and welcoming to tourists and foreign businessman alike. Gaborone offers a 40000 seat National stadium which hosts a number of sporting and non-sport events in Botswana. Gaborone also offers a small but well preserved Nature Reserve, National Museum of Art, Thapong Visual Arts Centre and the Kgale Hill viewpoint, overlooking the City. This up and coming African city is sure to give you a positive experience of the Future of Africa.
The Central Business District was nothing but bare land 30 years ago but is now populated with the tallest buildings in Botswana, the iTowers, which host offices to the Botswana Stock Exchange. The CBD is also home to Prime Plaza which host offices for Barclays Botswana and Time Projects. The CBD is also home to several law firms and restaurants such as Masa Centre’s Gourmet grill and the CBD’s Carvella Portuguese Restaurant. In the CBD we also find the iconic memorial statue of “the three Chiefs”, a monument to Chief Khama III, Chief Sebele I and Chief Bathoen I who in 1885 travelled to London to petition the invasion of Cecil Rhode’s British South Africa Company into Botswana (then called Bechuanaland) and after winning the support of the British people and Queen Victoria herself, established the Bechuanaland Protectorate, stopping the acquisition of the land by Cecil Rhodes. The Monument was unveiled in 2005, on the 39th anniversary of Botswana’s Independence in the CBD.
Aha Masa Square, which is located in a prime location of the CBD, is Gaborone’s ideal hotel for business or leisure. Situated within Masa Centre this 4 star Hotel offers comfort and class in the heart of Gaborone’s Business hub. Within the Centre itself one can find all the essentials needed, from a range of restaurants, including the renown Gourmet Grill, and the New Capitol Cinema. Aha Masa Square is the prime choice for your stay in Gaborone, whether you want to experience the arts and culture of the City, or have a well rested night for your business ordeals in the thriving CBD. Find your direct booking to this spectacular hotel here. Experience the lively and upcoming African City of Gaborone.
Author: Sebastian Bergman – Account Executive Hotel Stays Africa