Shop till you drop

Besides the big shopping centres in Gabs, there are a myriad little shops in which you will find just what you have been searching for – if you know where they are. 
If you look at the map of Gabs, you will see Riverwalk Mall on the Tlokweng road; Fairground Mall in Fairgrounds Road; Game City on the main road out to Lobatse; Main Mall in Queen Street right in town; African Mall just a short walk from that off Independence or Kaunda Streets; and BBS Mall in Broadhurst. 


Larger centres

African Mall
Situated within walking distance of Main Mall,
African Mall can also be reached by turning off
Independence Avenue or off Kaunda Street. One of
the main suppliers of mobile phones is located in
the white building opposite the car park and the
mall also hosts the Ashoka Palace Indian
Restaurant. Good quality traditional German print
cloth and general haberdashery can be found in the
fabric shops in the carpark.

BBS Mall
Located in Broadhurst, just off Segoditshane Rd,
behind the BP service station next to the Gabs
Private Hospital, this houses a variety of useful
shops and services. These include a payment centre
for water, power and telephone, a doctor,
pharmacy, photo shop, large retail stores like CB
Stores and Sheet Street as well as smaller
boutiques, numerous shoe stores, JB Sports, two
small leather shops, a very handy radio shop, a
couple of fast food restaurants and a Spar
supermarket and liquor store at the far end of the
mall near the hospital. Note that there are no
payment facilities for either Orange or Mascom.
Situated behind the mall are the Broadhurst Police
Station and a post office.

Fairground Mall
The way to get to this mall is best described with
reference to the circle on the Tlokweng Road and
the University of Botswana - Technical section.
Pass the fairgrounds on the left hand side as you
travel west towards Kgale Hill, and then turn left
into the mall car park just past the Toyota
dealer. This is smaller than the other malls, but
offers different opportunities! OK Food,
Queenspark clothing store, Woolworths clothes,
Loads of Living home decor and linen store,
Truworths and JB Sports are to be found here
alongside a number of smaller boutiques and a
pharmacy and fast food outlet.

Game City
Situated right under Kgale Hill, Game City can be
reached by turning off the Western Bypass towards
Lobatse. If in doubt or coming in on a different
road, follow the Lobatse signs until you see the
mall on your right hand side if travelling west
out of Gabs. This is the largest mall in Gabs and
offers Game Discount Centre, Shoprite, Payless, Mr
Price Home and clothing, Jet, CB Stores,
Ackermans, Miladys, Stuttafords, Edgars, Options,
Foschinis, a wide selection of shoe shops and
jewellery shops, CNA, a music store, Orange and
Mascom agencies, banks including FNB Private
Clients,movies and fast food restaurants. In the
new section, you will find a pay station for water
and power utilities, Woolworths food and clothing,
Clicks, numerous clothing and furniture stores,
including Corricraft, and Mica hardware.

Main Mall
This pedestrian mall is the oldest mall in Gabs
and forms the spine of the original CBD of Gabs.
It hosts a wide variety of traditional stalls as
well as a number of privately owned rather than
franchised shops. Spar and Debonairs Pizzas are
on the eastern side of the Mall and the President
Hotel, on the western side of the mall, is one of
the landmarks of this area. Close to this is a
stationery supplier. Orange, one of
Botswana's mobile phone and internet
providers, has a very helpful office opposite the
mall in Queen Street, and Mascom has an office on
the opposite side of the mall. You can pay your
Power bill at the office in Queen Street opposite
Bank Gaborone, and this is also where account
queries are handled.

Riverwalk Mall
Located close to town and Village, on the way to
the Tlokweng border post, this mall, anchored by
Pick n Pay supermarket, offers the widest
selection of restaurants in Gabs, as well as
movies, banks, and payment centres for mobile
phone networks and DSTV. Besides the numerous
large and small clothing outlets, there is a
regular flea market on weekends. Exclusive Books,
the largest and best book store in Gabs is
situated here. There are a number of home decor
shops, Mr Price, Cape Union Mart, travel agencies,
beauty salons, a designer boutique, hairdressers,
a pharmacy, a music store and HiFi Corporation.
Remember to walk around the corner to the back
parking area where you will find a health shop,
WUC payment centre where account queries are
handled, a store stocking locally made leather
products, small computer outlet, more boutiques, a
florist and a hairdresser. Next to the mall is the
Riverwalk Super Spar, Incredible Connection and
HomeCorp - a large furniture store.

Smaller centres

Kgale View Shopping Centre
This centre is perhaps best known for Café Dijo
– a popular coffee and lunch spot for many Gabs
residents. Open six days a week (see Eating
), this indoor/outdoor café is also a
wireless hotspot which makes it an ideal meeting
Make a point of visiting Creations of Africa for
souvenirs and gifts from Botswana, and the
Oxfam-type shop around the corner is always worth
a quick stop. One of the best hardware shops in
Gabs, Knack Hardware, is to be found here. A
liquor store, stamp shop, Super Spar and Woolies,
plus a few fastfood places, Postnet, a pharmacy
and a stationery shop complete the lineup at this
bustling little centre.

Maru-a-Pula Shopping Centre
This small shopping centre located in Nyerere Rd
is home to Choppies, a very good spice shop, a
picture framer, and a Chinese restaurant.

Middle Star Shopping Centre
Located on Nyerere Drive, this is one of the
oldest shopping centres in Gabs and offers an
interesting selection of shops and services. The
anchor tenant is Choppies Supermarket, but it
boasts Curves (the gym for women), a travel
agency, Chinese shop and two gems – Fresh Café,
(see Eating out) and Hazelwood which sells
handmade local jewellery, cards and excellent
decoupage as well as offering craft lessons (see
Pleasure & leisure). Next to the centre,
you will find an excellent pharmacy, Botschem,
that stocks a small but interesting range of gifts
in addition to the usual pharmacy ware, and is
flanked by a branch of Liquorama and a butchery.

Molapo Crossing
Although it is a little difficult to reach at the
moment, Molapo Crossing is well worth a visit.
Situated on the Western Bypass just next to the
Molepolole interchange, this small centre has
among other things, an excellent Pick n Pay (great
for meat and fresh flowers among many other
things), a pharmacy, health shop, outdoor activity
outlet, several small boutiques stocking excellent
leather accessories and quality outfits, video
hire shop, Liquorama, a photo shop, Postnet, the
only petshop in Gabs, a dedicated lingerie
boutique, a wedding boutique, an art gallery and
last but by no means least, Chilli Pepper – the
one and only home industry and ‘almost
antique’ furniture outlet in Gabs.

Mowana Park
One of two shopping areas in Phakalane, this
centre is anchored by Choppies and Woolworths, and
also offers you a choice of boutiques, Arabesque -
an excellent shoe shop, a hair salon, beauty
salon, traditional Thai beauty and massage spa,
bottle store, the only tobacconist in Gabs, Orange
agency, Wimpy, Nandos, the Espresso Deli, two
pizza outlets – Town Square and St Elmos and an
Asian restaurant. Just down the passage from the
pharmacy, Pharmalulu, you will find a friendly
GP. Upstairs is the Evolution Gym which offers a
wide range of services and classes. A number of
ATMs are located in this centre.

Sebele Centre
A real convenience centre - open till late and
located on the A1 opposite the fire station. You
will find Pick n Pay food and liquor, Woolworths
food and clothing, the excellent Knack Hardware
store, a very well-equipped and helpful pharmacy,
a jewellery store catering for all pockets, a
Christian music and bookshop, a branch of BMS
office supplies, Mukwa furniture and gifts, a Mac
computer outlet, a linen and towel outlet, Sweets
from Heaven and the Photo shop (no longer at
Mowana Park, Phakalane), and an excellent
biltong/home industry shop. If you are peckish, on
the ground level you can try Debonairs and Milky
Lane, while upstairs you will find a Japanese
restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and a
contemporary coffee shop/restaurant. More shops
are set to open soon.

Westgate Mall
Heading west along the Western Bypass towards
Kgale Hill, the Westgate Shopping Centre is
positioned just before the two Engen garages. It
has a very large Choppies which stocks an
impressive array of Indian spices and vegetables,
in addition to its usual range of groceries and
foodstuffs. Chutney an excellent but unassuming
Indian restaurant and a Chinese restaurant are
situated in this centre, as is Mma Bolao, stockist
and agent for Carole Boyes items and Wetherleys
furniture, as well as beds and many other home
decor items. The Bernina sewing shop and the main
branch of Pharmalulu are also located in this

Shopping areas

Broadhurst Industrial
A large and busy shopping area that has many
retail and light industry outlets – it’s worth
spending an afternoon just popping in and out of
the stores for future reference. It is perhaps
best known for the Craft Centre – home to Delis
and a fascinating selection of shops.
Opposite the Craft Centre are a couple of shops
well worth a visit:
Contemporary Linens
Tel: 395 3265
Brilliant towels (including bamboo and sports
towels), duvets and duvet covers, mattress
protectors, sheets and blankets. Gift sets and
towelling and waffle weave dressing gowns for men
and women. Outlet for Nortex

Blue Cypress Bakery & Confectionery
Baking equipment, moulds, colourants, icing
accessories and baked goods. German breads and
pretzels also made to order.

Old Lobatse Road
(Close to the CBD and running south from the large
brown building with the interesting windows)
offers everything from furniture to cars. Old
Lobatse Road is good for fabric shopping and
haberdashery – especially Sizmos. You will find
Daniel Hechter, Ikea, a small but interesting food
and clothing Woolworths, as well as the National
Library for the Visually Impaired here.

Haillie Selassie Road, which runs parallel Old
Lobatse Road, is the place to go for anything to
do with cars – car parts, tyres, brake services,
panel beaters etc. The Apple shop and Mukwa
furniture and home decor shop are in this road.
Close by is the Gabs Station and there is a very
good bicycle shop next to the filling station at
the taxi rank opposite the station. If you are
looking for camping pots, this is the area to be
in - try Jumbo Supermarket.

Oriental Plaza
Located off the Western Bypass (if you’re coming
from town over the flyover, turn left before the
airport lights and right and then second left.)
Be prepared to sift and sort.

Commercial areas

Commerce Park and Gabs West Industrial
Commerce Park is divided into the east and west
sides and is best pinpointed as being close to the
Game City circle. You will need not just one day
to find all the little places in here.
Gabs West Industrial and Commerce Park are two
areas that house the many light industries and
essential outlets.

Retailers and smaller suppliers

Art & crafts

Raku Pottery
Rika von Schwerin-Franken &
Wendy Keorapetse Phatsima
Tel: 316 1654 / 394 7872
Ceramic artists - beautiful raku pots.

Art supplies

Art World
Tel: 393 2608 – suppliers of hobby and art and
craft materials, pottery clay and tools, brushes,
screenprinting equipment. Located in Broadhurst
Industrial main street, over the road from

Tel: 392 4497– art supplies, and educational
materials. Located in Block 3 Industrial, opposite
Car World and next to Canon, off the Western


Tel: 392 2487
Visit Botswanacraft just off the Western Bypass
at Barclays Circle for the largest selection of
baskets and craft items, including jewellery,
pottery, ornaments, as well as an impressive
selection of Tshirts, cushions, books and maps.

Main Mall
You will find a very good selection of baskets for
sale in the Main Mall six days a week.

Old Age Crafts
Tel: 390 2768
Traditional baskets and crafts on sale in this
small shop which is located in the Craft Centre,
on Nakedi Road in Broadhurst.

Tshwanelo Crafts
Tel: 318 2702
Share Tsuna’s passion for Hambukushu basketry.
Located in the Craft Centre in Broadhurst.

Beauty products

Refer to Beauty in Services for
products supplied from salons. For those available
privately, see below.

Tel: 71 548 174 - Susan

Victorian Garden Products
Tel: 71 320 681 - Debbie


Gabs Bedding
Tel: 390 6476
Have your bed custom made with a posture logic
foam or sprung mattress. Samples on display at Mma
Bolao in Westgate Mall, on the Western Bypass.
Located in Commerce Park.

The Bed Shop
Tel: 74 209 244


Tel: 392 2487
An excellent source of books and maps on

Books available from BSPCA premises in
Books sold by Joyce at Physio Fanatics, behind
Phakalane Spar and proceeds go to BSPCA.
Outlet in Notwane with proceeds going to BSPCA.

Tel: 391 0816
Located in Game City Mall on the A1 out to
Lobatse. A selection of imported books, magazines,
music, games, stationery and children's toys.
Local and imported newspapers.

Exclusive Books
Tel: 370 0130
Excellent selection of local and imported books,
magazines, newspapers and a small range of
educational toys. Their very helpful staff will
assist you in placing orders which usually take
3-4 weeks to arrive. Fanatics vouchers can be
spent here.

Tel: 319 0615
Located in Nyerere Drive Shopping Centre (Middle
Star), they have a small selection of books on

Lesedi Christian Bookshop and Music
Tel: 72 566 254
Situated on Independence Avenue close to Photo

National Museum and Art Gallery
Tel: 397 3860
A selection of books on Botswana can be found in
the Mchudi Hut at the museum, which is on
Independence Avenue at the end of Main Mall.


At times
A South African-based company exhibits quarterly
at Game City Mall and Mowana Park, Phakalane.
Watch for the yellow billboards.

Bots.Irano Trading Co
Tel: 71 763 373
Handmade Persian carpets and craft.

Contract Flooring
Tel: 395 6001
Carpets and bamboo and laminated wooden floors.
Located in Riverwalk Shopping Centre.

Hugo Interiors
Tel: 395 2924
Bame can help you with a Persian carpet contact.

Mma Bolao
Tel: 316 3193
Small selection of Persian carpets. Located at
Westgate Mall, Western Bypass.


Tel: 71 301 380
Designs inspired by southern African scenes and
lifestyles. Made in Botswana. Visit to view the selection.

Passion Monkey
Tel: 390 6719 / 72 654 822
Botswana-inspired card design.

Computers and software

Hi-Fi Corporation
Tel: 370 0071
Stockists of small and large electrical and
electronic equipment. Located at Riverwalk
Shopping Centre.

Incredible Connection
Tel: 393 7007
Computer hardware and software, and technical
support. Located at Riverwalk Shopping Centre.

Pinnacle Media
Tel: 395 1714/390 7617
Stockists of computer software and hardware.
Located in Main Mall.


Arma Trading Store
Tel: 395 2479
Exclusive mens wear - dressing the nation for 20
years. Located in African Mall.

There are tiny little boutiques everywhere –
many stocking low price Chinese goods, but little
gems are hidden in every centre – and worth a
look. High to low end goods are also available at
the bigger, better known stores usually found in
the bigger malls.

Emthunzini Hats
Tel: 71 728 209 - Riette
Hats for men, women and children - approved by
the CANSA association.

Gym clothes
Tel: 72 686 781

Indian clothing
Tel: 72 738 230

Passion Monkey
Tel: 390 6719 / 72 654 822
Botswana inspired T-shirt design for all ages.


You can buy ready made or have them custom made
– see Services.
Stockists of ready-made curtains include
Woolworths, Loads of Linen, Edgars, Sheet Street,
Mr Price, Ackermans, Cash Bazaar, Game.

Deli products

Chilli Peppers
Tel: 318 2627
Home industry products from cakes to pickles.
Located at Molapo Crossing.

Tel: 395 7933
Pastas, cold meats, organic eggs, precooked
meals. Located in the Craft Centre, Broadhurst
Industrial. Open Monday - Saturday.

Espresso Deli
Tel: 390 3231
Small but impressive selection of cheeses, cold
meats, accompaniments. Located in Mowana Park,
Phakalane. Tues to Sunday.

Free range chicken and eggs
Tel: 316 1773 - June Wilson.

Kuhestan Farm Products
Persian cordials, pickles and preserves.
Tel: 72 631 402 / 71 661 342 - Carla and Homan

Tel: 316 1519. Siobhan organises delicious Romesco
olives and olive products from Mooi River.


Crotone Foods
A good selection of foods. Located on the Tlokweng
road, next to the Shell filling station.

Meat n' More
Tel: 390 3436
Halaal butchery. Located in African Mall, off
Independence Avenue.

World Foods
Tel: 391 3741
After the Game City circle, at Barlow World turn
right into Commerce Park, and about 200m down the
road, turn right after second speed hump and right
again immediately. Great meat, fish and cheese.


A multitude of outlets
You will find furniture outlets in every shopping
centre, in Gabs West Industrial and in Broadhurst
Commercial and Industrial areas. Listed below is
a small selection of stores - where you may find
that special item.

Tel: 533 7593/533 7224
Excellent locally made pine furniture. Available
at the Camphill Community Trust in Otse, just
outside Lobatse on the A1.

Tel: 313 3883
Large upmarket furniture outlet, newly opened and
located at the end of the new extension of Game
City Mall.

Delcardo Botswana Design
Tel: 318 2388
Excellent custom-made wood and metal furniture
locally made. See Services. Located in Game
City Mall.

Home Corp
Tel: 391 0477
Largest stockists of indoor and outdoor
furniture, carpets, large and small electrical
appliances, homeware. Located in Riverwalk
Shopping Centre.

Loads of Living
Tel: 395 1735
High quality imported furniture and household
items. Located in Fairground Mall.

Mukwa Interiors and Gifts
Tel: 395 1671
Excellent supply of custom and ready-made
furniture and household goods, including good
glassware and crockery. Located in Haile Selassie
Road, off Old Lobatse Road.


African Affairs
Tel: 363 7777
Made in Africa, located in Grand Palm Hotel.
Stocks classy gifts from all over Africa.

Tel: 392 2487
Excellent selection of locally crafted and
produced items from clothing to soft furnishings,
ornaments, books and artefacts. On the service
road of the Western Bypass, close to Barclays

Creations of Africa
Tel: 350 0400
Wonderful for T-shirts, candle holders and
kids’ gifts Made in Botswana. Located in Kgale
View Shopping Centre.

Tel: 71 451 828 - Lauren
Sells homeware gifts - lovely ceramic, pewter and
linen items.

Tel: 391 0786
Excellent for that special gift for men and
women. Small selection of Hidesign and Bushby
bags. Located in Game City Mall.

Tel: 319 0615
Wonderful selection of decoupaged items and
pewter and jewellery. All Made in Botswana.
Located in Middle Star Star Shopping Centre,
Nyerere Drive.

Tel: 393 8323
Lovely selection of Indonesian jewellery, gifts
items and clothing. Located in the Craft Market,
Broadhurst Industrial.

Kalahari Quilts
Tel: 72 616 462/72 618 711
Beautiful locally made quilts incorporating
African themes and fabrics. Located in the Craft
Market, Broadhurst Industrial.

Mma Bolao
Tel: 316 3193
Stockist of Carol Boyes products and many other
interesting items. Located in Westgate Mall,
Western Bypass.

Old Age Crafts
Tel: 390 2768
Traditional Made in Botswana goods. Located in
the Craft Market in Broadhurst

Tel: 318 2750
Ever changing selection of gifts from here and
elsewhere, with an emphasis on community project
products. Located in the Craft Market, Broadhurst

Savannah Decor
Tel: 390 6746
Always a good stop on your shopping trawl.
Wonderful selection of cushions and musical wind
chimes, in addition to other items. Located in
Craftmarket, Broadhurst Industrial.

World Design
Tel: 370 0210
Stockist of Diana Carmichael products among many
others. Small, but high quality selection of Made
in Botswana gifts. Located in Riverwalk Shopping

Handbags and shoes

Stride Right
Tel: 315 8250
An interesting selection of shoes and handbags.
Tucked away behind Riverwalk in Carbo Centre Mall.


Builders Warehouse
Located on the A1, just past the airport junction
traffic lights - you can't miss the yellow

Bush Mills
Tel: 393 8583
Pots, stones, irrigation systems etc. plus light
fittings, hardware, safety equipment. Located off
the Western Bypass; turn left onto the service
road at BotswanaCraft and right into Ngunaeko

Knack Hardware
Tel: 318 7301
Probably the best service in Gabs and stocking
the usual goods, but also mesh for homemade mossie
screens, wheelbarrows, good quality plugs and
adaptors. Located in Kgale View Shopping Centre.

Mica City
Tel: 391 0827
Very well stocked. Unusual size light bulbs etc,
air rifles, wheelie bins. Located in Game City


Established stockists
There are plenty of established stockists of
jewellery in the major shopping centres and malls,
but you might like to try one of these for
something a little different.

Tel: 319 0615
Different selection of Made in Botswana
items – reasonably priced and upwards. Located
in Middle Star Shopping Centre, Nyerere Drive.

imagine Jewellery
Tel: 71 311 035
Jewellery by Kat Janilsson.

Kgale Crafts
Tel: 71 960 479/390 4579 - Sue Steel
Handcrafted fashion jewellery.

Tel: 318 2750
Interesting stock of unusual jewellery. Located
in the Craft Market, Broadhurst Industrial.

Schonberg Creations
Tel: 391 2421
Semi-precious stones cut and polished and set.
Silver cream and wipes. Located in BMS, second
road right off main street in Broadhurst
Industrial, coming from the breweries.


Contemporary Linens
Tel: 395 3265
Locally produced towels, duvet covers and inners,
blankets and dressing gowns.
Situated opposite the Craft Market in Nakedi
Road, Broadhurst.

Linen Box
Tel: 390 3935
Locally produced percale bed linen, towels and
dressing gowns, throws and climate controlled
duvet inners. Located in Sebele Centre on the
Western Bypass opposite the Fire Station.

Loads of Living
Tel: 395 1735
A 'different' and high end selection of soft
furnishings and linen. Located in Fairground Mall.

One stop shopping

Game Discount Store
Good for virtually anything and everything - from
toiletries and toys to electronic equipment and
small and large appliances. Located in Game City

OK Bazaars
Stockists of a large range of food products.
Located at Fairgrounds Mall.

Carries everything from food to paint. Huge range
of camping equipment. Located on Western Bypass
and Broadhurst Industrial.

Square Mart
Located in the new CBD, alongside the new SADC
building. A large and varied selection of food and
household goods, including an excellent range of
fish and Italian biscuits.

Outdoor equipment

Cape Union Mart
Tel: 370 0040 (Riverwalk) and 391 0948 (Game
Excellent selection of outdoor clothing, gadgets,
sleeping bags and safety equipment and a small
stock of ground tents and stretchers. Located in
Riverwalk Mall and Game City Mall.

Game Discount Store
Tel: 365 9800
Excellent for gas bottles, chairs etc. Large
selection of tents. Located in Game City Mall.

Hi-Range Safari City
Tel: 318 7003
Situated in Gabs West Industrial. Specialising in
all safari and 4x4 accessories, fitment of rooftop
tents, bullbars, drawer systems etc. Large Cadac
range. High end camping chairs and bags. One stop

Outdoors Africa
Tel: 391 0480
Two outlets - a small shop in Molapo Crossing and
their main shop in Gabs West Industrial, opposite
Nokia Warehouse. They have a very big selection of
fishing and camping/outdoor equipment.

Tel: 393 9830
Fishing and camping equipment - canvas ground
tents. Canvas repair service. Located on the
Tlokweng Road on the way out to the border; take
the second turning to the left and they are tucked
slightly back from, but next to Interior Décor
(before the Shell filling station).

Sefalana Cash & Carry
Tel: 395 3241/391 2361
Very good for basic camping equipment -
coolboxes, chairs, ground tents etc. Located on
Western Bypass and in Broadhurst Industrial
opposite Kgalagadi Breweries.

Pharmacies and health shops

Tel: 395 3108
Excellent for products, cosmetics and gifts.
Located in Progress House, next to Middlestar
Shopping Centre.

Clicks Pharmacy
Located in the new section of Game City Mall.

Health Alternatives
Tel: 318 5433 (Broadhurst) and 371 0045 (Molapo
Stockists of health supplements, books, foods
etc. Located at Riverwalk Mall, in Broadhurst
opposite Woolies, and in Molapo Crossing.

Pharma Lulu
Tel: 395 3649 (Phakalane) 318 2767 (West Gate)
Ask for the meds you require. Stockists of Green
Cross shoes and small range of gifts. Small
clinic. Located at Mowana Park, Phakalane and
Westgate Shopping Centre.

Pharma South
Tel: 390 6688
In addition to the usual pharmacy products, they
are agents for Garmin. Located in BBS Mall,
Broadhurst - Segoditshane Way.

Pharma West
Tel: 391 0870
Located in Game City Mall.

Sebele Pharmacy
A very well-stocked and helpful pharmacy -
definitely offers a personal touch.

Safety clothing & equipment

Fire Fighting Products & Services (FPS
Tel: 397 2783/4
Plot 1232, Haile Selassie Road. Go down Old
Lobatse Road and turn right at Gaborone Delta.
At the bottom of that road, turn right again into
Haile Selassie.

Premier Clothing
Stocks an extensive selection of overalls and
safety clothing for men and women, as well as
safety shoes and gloves etc. Located in Gabs West.
After the Game City circle, turn left into
Gaborone West and first left again.


Tel: 392 4471
Excellent selection of local souvenirs.

Creations of Africa
Tel: 350 0400
A small selection of African souvenirs and a good
selection of Botswana tshirts. Located in Kgale
View Shopping Centre next to Knack Hardware.

Main Mall
An interesting selection of locally made items -
prices are negotiable.

National Museum and Art Gallery
Tel: 397 3860
Good selection of local souvenirs and books.

Old Age Crafts
Tel: 390 2768/390 2448
A selection of items handmade in Botswana - from
paper to pottery and masks.

Sporting equipment & clothing

Aktiv sports
Tel: 71 429 733
Stockist of Adidas clothing and footwear, soccer
balls and squash rackets. Located in Craft Centre,
Broadhurst Industrial.

Game Discount World
Tel: 365 9800
An extensive range of sporting equipment - from
darts to spinning bikes, cricket and fishing

JB Sports
Tel: 395 6145/370 0058
Stockists of surfer brands and gym wear. Located
in BBS Mall, Fairgrounds Mall, Riverwalk and the
new section of Game City Mall.

Total Sport
Tel: 391 0903
Stockist of running and gym gear. Located in Game
City Mall.


Clarity Solutions
Tel: 75 946 866
Located next to the Engen garage and Bimbos in
Phakalane. Stocks a small selection of paper,
cards, exercise books, computer paper.


Chinese Supermarket
Suppliers of fresh veg and tinned goods. Located
at Molapo Crossing.

Botswana-based supermarkets that have now been
extended into SA. Usually located in the suburbs.

OK Bazaars
A large general goods grocery store - located in
Fairgrounds Mall.

Large supermarket. Located at Game City, Main

Pick n Pay
A large South African-based supermarket – fresh
flowers and excellent butchery. Located at Molapo
Crossing and Riverwalk Mall.

Large South African-based supermarket stocking all
household products. Located at Game City Mall.

Super Spar or Spar
(This will depend on the size and quality of the
store) – a large South African-based
supermarket. Usually located in the suburbs –
two Super stores at Riverwalk Mall and Kgale View
Shopping Centre; smaller stores in Broadhurst,
Phakalane and Village.

Woolworths (Woolies)
A large South African-based food and clothing
outlet – excellent for that special nibble,
fresh fruit and veg, good underwear, and linen,
besides many many other excellent lines,
including wine. Can be food only, clothes only or
a combination of the two. Located in Broadhurst
Industrial main street (food, clothing and linen),
Fairgrounds Mall (clothing), Kgale View (food),
Old Lobatse Road (food and clothing), Mowana
Park,Phakalane (food), Riverwalk Mall (food,
clothing, linen and crockery), and most recently
in Game City and Sebele Centre (food and


Ask around
If you are wanting dressmaking or curtaining
fabric or notions, visit either African Mall or
Old Lobatse Road where you will find a number of
well-stocked shops close to Loapi House. Sismos
even stocks wool. There are a number of fabric
outlets in Broadhurst commercial area - trawl
those pavements. Upstairs at Riverwalk Shopping
Centre you will find a small but very impressive
selection of fabrics suitable for formal wear. Go
to Kalahari Quilts for your quilting requirements.
Let us know when you find a gem.

Kalahari Quilts
Tel: 72 616 462/72 618 711
Stunning quilts and quilted items made in
Botswana, using African motifs and fabric in
combination with fabrics from North America. Small
selection of children's clothing made from
local fabric.

Leentswe-la-Odi Weavers
Tel: 310 2268
Handwoven merino wool tapestries depicting life
in Botswana. Located in Odi, off the A1 to
Francistown, just beyond Phakalane.


A selection of fresh veggies, Phakalane area.
Tel: 72 628 126

Fruit and Veg City
Tel: 316 4281
Excellent supply of fruit, veg and nuts.

June Wilson
Tel: 316 1773 - a selection of fresh veggies.

Mr. Veg
Tel: 318 2219/
Home deliveries can be arranged and the quality
is excellent.

New Frontiers organic products
Maryam Newman

Wooden products

Tel: 316 1771
Christian produces benches, tables etc. and is a
wood carver of note. Located at Thapong in the

Tel: 71 340 897
Innocent produces beautiful wood and wrought iron
trays and bird feeders.

This is a handy number, but hope you never
need it: Consumer Watchdog – Kate Harriman 390

Shop till you drop
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