The Rondawel
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This charming 60m2 thatched cottage set in a lush garden can be your piece of the bush in the centre of the city. 5-10 minutes to various shopping malls, the government enclave and only 15 minutes from the airport. Walking distance from the Gaborone Private Hospital. It consists of a separate bedroom, bathroom with a large bath and shower, and large open-plan kitchen/living area. Ideal for longer stays or a quick stop over en route to the real bush ;)!

There are dogs & children on the property

The space

Ideal for a single, couple, or family with up to 2 children who can be accommodated on camp beds or baby/toddler beds, as required. Can be rented with Bathoen Room on the same property to accommodate a group.

The water in the kitchen is purified for drinking.

Guest access

Splash pool, full DSTV (cable TV) bouquet with lots of sport, movies, news and kids channels, Wifi, shaded parking

Interaction with guests

Self-catering. Some breakfast cereal is provided.

When we are around, we enjoy interacting with guests, providing information and support, and when it works out that way, share a drink or a meal.

Other things to note

Guests are free to make use of the laundry facility on the property, or to have their laundry washed and ironed for a small fee when the housekeeper is available.

Filtered drinking water will be provided to guests.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 floor mattresses, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Smoking allowed outside


9 Reviews

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Charlotte User Profile
September 2017
Perfect. We felt so welcome; part of the family, and it was hard to leave after a week! They were very helpful and went out of their way to help with kid friendly cafes, car trouble, making dresses for our daughter and niece (beautiful traditional botswana fabric in modern, practical designs). Their children are great fun, dogs very sweet and garden full of birds. Great little pool too. We would recommend this listing to anyone, short or long stay. Thanks Gina!!

Ben User Profile
September 2017
Everything was great - we never met Gina but she was communicative and the people onsite were helpful and kind. Her referred driver was super reliable and a great help during a week of meetings. Only thing is it's a bit of a walk to the nearest shop so if you arrive late you should plan ahead for food. Overall it was a great stay - thank you!

Heather User Profile
August 2017
My husband and I had such a wonderful time staying in the rondawel. It's very spacious and clean. Gina was extremely helpful assisting us around the rondawel and Gaborone; with near by shops, and taxi services. There is a lovely garden that we spent many afternoons relaxing. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. Highly recommended!

Nikola User Profile
August 2017
lovely apartment and super friendly hosts, very enjoyable. would love to come back!

Damien User Profile
July 2017
Gina's lodge is a lovely and cosy place, a nature spot in the middle of the city.
Gina User ProfileGina is a superhost.
Response from Gina:
Thanks Damien! We look forward to welcome you back some time.
July 2017

Jonathan User Profile
July 2017
I spent just over 4 weeks with Gina and Paul ( and their two wonder childeren and two wonderful dogs ). All of which I became very fond off. I stayed in the rondavel, which far exceeded my expectations ! It was beautiful and felt very spacious ( and had everything required for a long stay). Despite the the Rondavel being on the same plot of land as the main house it always very private and yet felt like I was not isolated in a foreign city. The plot itself also felt very secure. In summary I sincerely loved my time there and I would most highly recommend stay in the Rondavel (or the guest rooms) and highly commend the character, charisma and charm of both the accomadtion and the hosts ! I will remember my time there very very fondly and should I ever return to Botswana I will definately be returning. Jonathan
Gina User ProfileGina is a superhost.
Response from Gina:
Thanks Jon! We hope you had a fantastic safari and hope to see you again some time. It was such a pleasure having you around!
July 2017

Dory User Profile
June 2017
While traveling with a colleague, we booked both of Gina's properties and were very happy with both of them. Gina is a warm, welcoming and knowledgable host. Both of her places are comfortable and have everything one might need. Situated inside a security gate, it's almost a mini-compound with nice plantings and African artwork around a central courtyard. Friendly dogs, adorable children and Gina's helpful advice on things to do and getting around Gaborone make for a very pleasant stay.

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Joined in April 2017
Gina User ProfileGina is a superhost.
I love traveling and exploring with my husband and two small children whenever we can. When we are not on the road, we are either in Gaborone or Elands Bay welcoming fellow Airbnb travelers.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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