Botswanacraft
Botswanacraft
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Botswanacraft is the largest handcraft centre in Gaborone. We are also home to The Courtyard Restuarant @Botswanacraft. And we are available for private hire for dinners, public music shows, conferences etc.
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1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The food in the restaurant was very good. We appreciated the special and agreable atmosphere there. We had a very kind and attentive waiter called Oteng who helped us make a selection fom the menu.
You definitely have to enjoy the restaurant and the shop.
Written February 26, 2020
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Hi there, thank you so much for all the bubbles! And for coming and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! We're so glad that Oteng looked after you while you were here!
Written February 27, 2020
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MSethi2905
Gaborone, Botswana49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Botswanacraft store has the best choice of unique Made in Botswana souvenirs. My personal go to preference for gifts are their choice of pottery and jewellery. They have a vast selection of BW baskets, cute kids gifts and tableware. Recommend it if you are looking a good one stop shop of high quality souvenirs.
Written September 1, 2019
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Thanks for sharing the great review!
Written September 12, 2019
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harmonyrkt
Ridgewood, NJ54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Came to Botswanacraft in March 2018 and looked forward to returning in 2019. Wonderful locally/regionally made art, crafts and jewelry. Both times I found a very affordable and unique necklace for my wife and both times she loved it. Even though I had to travel with my purchases, I would much rather support a local business than buy gifts at the airport. They also have a really nice cafe in the back. Highly recommended for travellers to Gaborone.
Written March 29, 2019
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footballSD
Hamilton, Canada175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
In Gaborone The best part was the restaurant - local foods with lots of locals eating there. Try the Seswaa -pounded beef (or goat) and the Mma D's Morogo (spinach and vegetables) with peanuts - very tasty. The porridge item is like a mashed potato and well worth trying.
The craft market was well stocked with Tshirts, jewellery (various price ranges), linens, misc gift items - much cheaper than in South Africa for similar items. Very clean and clearly set up. Baskets were beautiful but expensive.
Written May 1, 2014
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Barbaravaardt
Somerset West, South Africa155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
What a great find this was. Fabulous gifts to buy and take home. Wonderful service. There is a lovely restaurant there too. You wont wanna miss this spot !
Written May 21, 2021
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,868 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
They offer the highest quality baskets at fixed prices. Some of the huge ones cost 600 Euro but they are superb. So is a sales guy there.
Written November 28, 2020
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MARIANNE37A
St. Petersburg73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
I love this place and will be back and back and back there ! Love the atmosphere, nicely arranged beautiful craft, friendly smiling staff. Love their outside coffee/ Restaurante set up. Very good traditional food for lunch, equally good place for breakfast with friend. Well done to the management for keeping it up nice as is over the years !!!
Written May 2, 2017
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Thanks for your great review, it's such a pleasure to have happy customers! Let's hope we can keep it up! :)
Written May 7, 2017
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WilmaWood
Ontario, Canada46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
We found it the best lace to shop but do not expect to get a bargain. It simply is not going to happen here. We bought several very unique things anyway. REALLY enjoyed our lunch here.
Written December 31, 2014
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Jacek L
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Pleasant restaurant with lovely staff. I spent here nice morning.
Chicken liver was delicious, service was fast.
Nice time
Written October 30, 2023
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Silviaf
Newcastle, Australia182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I was focused on baskets, as basketry in Botswana is one of the finest in the world. At Botswanacraft there are baskets for all purses, and they are honestly priced following a hierarchy that reflects the degree of intricacy of the design and the finesse of the weave. If you are after gifts that do not cost too much, head for the corner where baskets of small-medium measure are piled. You'll figure out what the numbers 1, 2, 3,...etc...mean in terms of pulas (the local currency).
If you are after work of arts that cost you over 200 dollars (120 Euro) go to where there are baskets hung on the wall. Some are absolutely amazing. The weave is fine and the development of the design is obtained by simply threading reeds of different natural colour. I was transfixed at some of the basketry work. And, come to think of it later when I was in Cape Town, prices at Botswanacraft are really honest! My major purchase was valued around 80 dollars, but it was worth every single cent. Next time...hopefully (if I manage to go back to that beautiful country) I will get one of the expensive pieces...before gallery people in Paris, Milan, London...discover the beauty of this humble and magnificent art of the Setswana.
I had the same experience in Laos years ago, when I purchased an incredibly beautiful, hand-woven shawl for 120 AUD, and it is now worth five times what I paid.
Do not be afraid by the price of the baskets if it is over 500 AUD or more. Just think about the quality of the craftmanship and the time spent to make them. And compare with other baskets that you may find elsewhere in Africa and sold in your country. Ad then you'll agree with me...it is worth investing in the pieces that will grace your home with something unique.
Written November 13, 2022
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