Botswanacraft, Gaborone

4.3
Look for traditional souvenirs at Botswanacraft, the capital's biggest handicraft emporium. Choose from a variety of weavings, pottery, baskets, and wood carvings. Pause to notice a metal sculptural installation depicting a family of zebras outside the shop next to the road. Founded in 1970 with the aim to boost the rural handicraft industry, the company today directly employs more than 40 local artisans and imports wooden masks, jewelry, and textiles from developing countries of southern Africa, including Mali and Congo. Taste some of the traditional Tswana dishes at a courtyard restaurant. To visit Botswanacraft on your trip to Gaborone, use our Gaborone online vacation planner .
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  • Took 7 students from my school in the UK for a bit of shopping and then lunch in the restaurant. A really pleasant experience and would certainly visit the restaurant again.  more »
  • The biggest collection of Bitswana crafts I have seen. Got everything I wanted there and more. Only wish we had bothered to stop there before.  more »
  • When you just visited Gaborone, try Botswana Craft for its unique artifacts, hand crafts and different traditional tswana cuisines including bream (Fish). The service was good.  more »
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  • My toast came in late. I was pretty much done eating my breakfast. Just left it there. The place is nice. Also, the shade could be better, much better.
  • The best location to find gems. I loved all the "made in Botswana" items. The baskets were my absolute favorite and the variety was enormous. They have a cute little restaurant outside that sells a few different things which can cool you down on a hot hot day in Gabarone.
  • One of the few places where Botswana traditional food is served, a great experience of food outing. I have taken my friends from all the world to taste seswaa there
  • Friendly staff, gets a bit busy during lunch but really quiet during other hours of the day. Lovely atmosphere with misters to cool you down on a hot day.
  • Great tourist spot to be visited. Good shopping but pricey. Great place to try a traditional meal.
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