Kgale Hill, Gaborone

4.1
Hike up 1,287 m (4,222 ft) and bask in the panoramic views from the top of Kgale Hill. Nicknamed "The Sleeping Giant," the hill's summit can be reached by any of three routes: Rusty's Route, which gets quite steep in places; an hour-long walk along Transfeldt Trail, or; the rolling saddle of Cross Kopje. Notice the baboons on your journey, but don't get too close, as the playful primates have been known to cause problems for tourists. Use our Gaborone travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Kgale Hill and other attractions in Gaborone.
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  • Hiked this awesome hill for the first time in August and I will definitely be frequenting it every chance I get. There is 2 ways to hike, through the paved road or the rocky steep path (most adventuro...  more »
  • The Hills offer a great view of the city including parts of the Dam, the Quarry and the rest of the city with the backdrop of misty mountains and bushy hills at sunrise. It takes about an hour to clim...  more »
  • With a height above sea level of approx 1598 metres the total vertical climb is about 600 metres. It start fairly and then quickly becomes quite rocky and makes for a great climb. There are few routes...  more »
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  • safety in numbers! Wear appropriate shoes bring your drinking water and have fun! The view is worth it!
  • Just ok
  • Its awesome, one must go up there before its no longer free
  • Pat yourself in the back if you make it all the way to the top. Perfect hiking destination.
  • one of the tourism attraction in gbs
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