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Address: Gaborone, Botswana

This dam is the essential heart of the arid Botswana capital of Gaborene,...

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gaborone, Botswana
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Gaborone, Botswana
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Sandton, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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941 reviews
480 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
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 dam. The fiil of the century.

Thank ericon991
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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
Esher, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 is a photographers delight. We were only there for drinks bu the food looked ok... More 

Thank watchman2015
Gaborone, Botswana
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 ruins just a couple 100m from the Club house. These have not been seen since... More 

Thank FoodJames
Germiston, South Africa
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 and other wildlife at the dam. I will definitely visit the dam again and come... More 

Thank ArieClaassens
Gaborone, Botswana
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

There is two areas to go to, yacht club or the dame itself. Yacht club is good and popular, the dam itself is dangerous and should be visited with big caution

3 Thank Barend B
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Beautifully positioned area south of the city centre but so, so wasted. Not for visitors as trying to organise the necessary permits to get into this area is extremely difficult and time consuming. Gate staff are hostile unfriendly and unwelcoming not encouraging visitors. Road to the gate is sand and badly worn. Once inside you can pinic close to the... More 

3 Thank marions535
Gaborone, Botswana
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

visit and enjoy the water that nature has offered.unfortunately , the water is at its lowest level as rains have not been pouring as expected.

1 Thank phongak

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