Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Only 10km from the resort, Mokolodi is located South of Gaborone on the Lobatse Road and has a total land area of 12, 355 acres. Mokolodi is a home to a variety of mammals including the endangered white rhino. This reserve offers tourism activities such as a game drive and viewing together with guest accommodation.
Park Opening Hours:
07h30 to 18h00 - Winter
07h30 to 18h30 - Summer
Kgale Hill offers a pleasant climb with breath-taking views of the Dam and city. Visitors can choose one of the three well-defined routes up the hill; each takes less than an hour. There is a resident troop of baboons living on Kgale and a pair of black eagles consistently nests in the craggy cliff-face just below the peak. There have also been early morning sightings of leopard.
Gaborone Game Reserve
Occupying only 550ha, the Gaborone Nature Reserve has a good network of roads where game can be observed, impala, kudu, ostriches, wildebeest, zebra, gemsbok, eland, and even two rescued rhinos, but no dangerous predators except eagles and other predators. There’s a wide range of birds in a diverse habitat of scrub, woodland, and forest. Protected and endangered species breed in the ponds. Also features an education center, two picnic sites, and game and bird hides for viewing the animals.
Bonnington Farm Monument
The Bonnington Farm Monument stands as a relic of the former Broadhurst farms from the early 1800s. Settled strategically by Kgosi Sechele I to ward off encroaching Boers, it was later acquired by Dan Le Cordeur Sr. and his wife Rene in 1952. Used for crop cultivation and cattle farming, the government of Botswana expropriated it in 1980 for Gaborone's expansion. The farm became a national monument in 2006.
Had a great time at Grand Palm
Whether you want to have a conference meeting, or a meal at The Fish Eagle restaurant which by the way has excellent food and great service, or you just want to go out back and enjoy sitting in a hammock chair by the water or hang out at the bar, Grand Palm has got it all (Picture taken around 2008).