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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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  • This is a great place to go and hike. The view from the top is fab, as you can see the Gaborone Dam. It can get busy on weekend mornings and the track is narrow. Some litter which is really sad to... 
    This is a great place to go and hike. The view from the top is fab, as you can see the Gaborone Dam. It can get busy on weekend mornings and the track is narrow. Some litter which is really sad to...  more »
  • Me and my wife done it for our morning exercise. What a view and look amazing from top their. Was really tiring but worth it. 
    Me and my wife done it for our morning exercise. What a view and look amazing from top their. Was really tiring but worth it.  more »
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  • Awesome place in the lap of nature a small mountain & forest at the one corner of the city .. Perfect trail towards the top of the hill and you may find some baboon 🙈 over there they are not harmful but keep a small stick on safe side.. No entry fee no proper entrance but near the mine gate you can start as you will find proper parking space there .. but park at your own risk .. View :- from the top you can see the complete capital city of #Botswana Highway & dam both look awesome from here .. perfect sunset and sunrise point but we started late nearly 9AM so missed sunrise and couldn't wait for sunset 😁 Packing:- Just take a water bottle and another thing is that nothing available at the top except they beautiful view 🏔️ Carry some snacks too .. you can enjoy your 1 or 2 hrs Note :- don't go will children under 10 years old because road is too round only big big stone 🪨 that have to climb it's difficult for them some pic of that trail uploaded under can see Thanks 02/07/2022 #Africa #botswana #explore #nature #sunset #sunrise
  • Awesome Adventure in Diamond city Gaborone, Botswana. Mountains ⛰ climbing. There are 2 ways to go up - (i) Via Rocks 🪨 (ii) Via Gravel road halway and steep upside trend road. Feel like a winner after you reach top hill. Even you will find your friends all of sudden sometimes. Morning Sun Rise 🌞 is The Best experience one can feel overthere. Planned visit to this place is mostly not possible, all of sudden is best one.

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