All across Gaborone you will see sign indicating that speed cameras operate on the roads – especially the ring road. Well here is a somewhat fuzzy picture of a Policeman using his camera on the roadside. Gaborone is the ONLY place in all of Botswana you will ever see the Police and the Police With Speed Cameras! Watch your speed in and around the Capital. It’s not worth it and the Police can be very threatening, drunk and demand bribes. I know from a bad experience with them. It’s not worth the hassle. Slow it down.
(Click on the first photo to see the camera better)
I am not accusing anyone, but I have no doubt more than one VT Member has stolen hotel towels at some time in their travels. Well, don’t do it here! I first noticed this in the capital Gaborone. Hotels in Botswana embroider their towels with the name of the accommodation and the telephone number. You really don’t want to get involved with the police here and you certainly don’t want something on you that says “I HAVE BEEN STOLEN FORM THE ….. HOTEL”. I was threatened with jail and a fine when I drove to the police Station to report I hit a fence with my car. What do you think they would do with a real crime and criminal?
Don’t do it here. I suggest you try another country if you really need some free towels.
The Mall area in the very centre of Gaborone is full of shops, restaurants and services. Gaborone is relatively quiet for a nation’s capital on weekdays. On Sundays it’s a quiet as, well, Church. Most things are closed on Sundays. The grocery stores are open, but limited hours. If you really must have something I suggest you get it on Saturday.