Kgale Hill, Gaborone

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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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  • 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 »
  • Every morning I pass this hill before going to the office and coming back from the office. The hill gives you a relaxed feeling before going into the hectic city and it gives you a feeling of release ...  more »
  • If you are looking for some outdoor activity - some adventure, do visit this place. Good climb. You can do it early morning, or afternoon. Very popular with locals. You can have a nice view of the Gab...  more »
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  • safety in numbers! Wear appropriate shoes bring your drinking water and have fun! The view is worth it!
  • 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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