Tourist Attractions in Botswana

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    DO NOT GET PULA AT THE BORDER !
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    DO NOT GET PULA AT THE BORDER !

    by DAO Updated Aug 26, 2012

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    The Tlokweng Gate is one of the border posts between South Africa and Botswana. It is between Gaborone and Zeerust. The South African gate is called Kopfontein Gate on the R49 north of Zeerust. On the Botswana side you continue on the A1 to Gaborone. It’s the best way to get to Gabs from Sun City. Just inside the checkpoint area you will find the WORST money exchange rates in Africa (except Zimbabwe). The Bureau de Change gives criminally bad rates here!

    Unique Suggestions: Try to exchange as little as you can get away with. Gaborone has loads of banks and ATM’s.

    Fun Alternatives:
    Read this tip and save it! Exchange at any good exchange place in South Africa before you come over the border or wait until you get to Gabs.

    DO NOT GET PULA AT THE BORDER !
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    Zimbabwe Day Tour

    by ORDflier Written Nov 23, 2005

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    Although it was nice to see Victoria Falls... you probably want to go during the "rainy season" It was beautiful but overpriced. The entire 8 hour experience cost close to $160 per person.

    Unique Suggestions: Go during the rainy season...

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    • National/State Park

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    Gaborone...

    by TracyG Updated Jun 14, 2005

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    Unless you have to got to Gaborone, I would give it a miss all together, It is very expensive (by Botswanan standards at least!) and there is nothing 'really' there to see anyway.

    Unique Suggestions: I have been told, though, that if you are there for a day or so, the National Museum and Gallery are okay.

    Fun Alternatives: Go to Maun instead, it's the gateway to the Okanvango Delta...

    Gaborone - Botswana

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    This was a group picture!

    by Pierangelo Written Sep 6, 2003

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    Beware when you give the camera to someone for a group picture: this can be the outcome...

    Fun Alternatives: Automatic release

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