A member of the Sun International Group, the luxury Gaborone Sun Hotel & Casino is located in Botswana's capital city of Gaborone and offers discerning travellers and business people excellent accommodation and sophisticated conference facilities with the added advantage of a premium casino. World renowned for its abundant wildlife, Botswana is home to the magnificent Kalahari Desert and the wild Okavango River delta.
Voted the best hotel in Botswana, The Gaborone Sun Hotel & Casino provides its guests with superb restaurants and bars, comfort and luxury as well as high-tech conference facilities.
The guest rooms at the Gaborone Sun Hotel are furnished in soft African hues and provide a serene, comfortable environment where guests can relax or catch up quietly on after hours work.
The Gaborone Sun Hotel & Casino has been extensively refurbished and offers a total of 196 rooms which comprises of a palatial Presidential Suite, Suites, Luxury rooms and 154 Standard Rooms.
Standard room features include full en-suite bathroom, adjustable air-conditioning and heating, colour satellite television with remote control, mini bar, telephone with voice mail, personal safety deposit box, hairdryer and electric shaver plug (220 volts AC, 50 cycles). 24-Hour Room Service is available.
Facilities at the Gaborone Sun Hotel & Casino:
The big draw card at the Gaborone Sun Hotel, the upmarket casino, transports its visitors to the world of state of the art casino technology.
Video slot machines and smart cards provide players with hours of coinless casino pleasure. Slots: There are many slots to choose from including top paying machines; Jokers Wild Poker, Double Nutty, Break the Bank, Hunters Gold, and Triple Crowns. Slots denominations range from 10t (thebe) to P5 (Pula). Salon Prive: The exclusive slots prive is for top end players only and is situated in an luxurious area demarcated for the MVG's. Winnings can be redeemed directly from your Smart Card or to transfer funds to your smart card.
The adjacent Gaborone Country Club golf course offers complimentary membership to all guests and access can be arranged to the Phakalane Golf Estate.
Two all weather floodlit tennis courts are available to guests staying at the Gaborone Sun Hotel.
2 air-conditioned squash courts.
The Gaborone Sun Hotel offers sophisticated conference facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and excellent professional service from the banqueting team.
The Gaborone Sun Conference centre consists of a main conference room, which may be divided into three separate rooms. In addition there are five seminar rooms for use as meeting rooms. The centre is totally self-contained with a reception and lobby area and assembly area that includes a bar. Simultaneous translation facilities are available.
All conference and meeting rooms at the Gaborone Sun Hotel are equipped with wall to wall carpeting, air conditioning, independently controlled lights with dimmer switches, PA Systems, black-out facilities, telephone jacks and conference aids.
Gaborone, the capital, is situated in the southeast of the country and is a centre of education, sport and culture. The University of Botswana, The National Museum and Art Gallery as well as the National Sports Stadium are all located in the city. Maitisong Cultural Centre offers Music and Drama.
Near to Gaborone is a dam and yacht club offering sailing and fishing. Use of the facilities is available to visitors at the invitation of a club member. 10km south west of the hotel is the privately operated, 3000 ha Mokolodi Nature Reserve, where visitors can enjoy guided game walks amongst the elephant, cheetah and antelope.
Day trips can be made to see local crafts at Oodi, Thamaga and Pilane. A trip to the weaving centre at Lentswe-La-Odi, just north of Gaborone, is especially recommended as the local craftwork can be bought at very reasonable prices.
Botswana's National Parks and Game Reserves are world renowned attractions. The beautiful Okavango Delta area, northwards in the Kalahari Desert, is home to more than 300 exotic species and a variety of fauna. The Moremi Wildlife Reserve in southern Africa, covering 1812 sq km in the northeast corner of the Okavango Delta, is spectacular. Small boats travel the delta through lagoons abundant with birdlife. Most lodges and safari camps have restaurants and licensed bars.
Botswana's magnificent wildlife can be observed in the national parks. Visits can be arranged independently or with tour operators. Botswana is particularly good for horseback safaris and it is also possible to go on elephant-back safaris. Entry permits are required for all reserves.