We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matsieng's Footprints

Off A1, Near Mochudi, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 71 366 643
Review Highlights
Entertaining and educational

When we arrived at the site the gate was padlocked. We were pleased to find a note fixed to it with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mainz, Germany
via mobile
Ancestral Place within driving limit from Gaborone

Drive for about 40 kms from Gaborone on A1 road towards Francistown, you will get a sign board... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Gaborone, Botswana
Read all 17 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good61%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
3 weeks ago
“Entertaining and educational”
Aug 9, 2017
“Ancestral Place within driving limit from Gaborone”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Off A1, Near Mochudi, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 71 366 643
Write a Review
Reviews (17)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived at the site the gate was padlocked. We were pleased to find a note fixed to it with the caretaker's mobile phone number. I called him and about 15 minutes later he arrived. He was a funny, charming and entertaining guy who...More

Thank AntJa2704
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Drive for about 40 kms from Gaborone on A1 road towards Francistown, you will get a sign board indicating Matsieng Foot prints. It has got few foot and hand prints. This has got permanent water and is believed from where the ancestors came. The markings...More

Thank sriram1969
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Lucky, the guide, gave us the historical background of the rocks and the site. The footprints on the rocks take one back in time. Interesting part of History that one is seldom exposed to. Enjoyed listening to the stories.

1  Thank Vuyelwa
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Not really impressive but definitely in a folksie way. The guide we had was full of stories and anecdotes, all very interesting. The footprints themselves are interesting in that no one seems to know exactly how old they are or even who did them. Very...More

Thank ericon991
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Seeing giant footprints on a rock that the guide said were the giant Matsieng's took me down memory lane to my childhood. the guide retold the stories I have heard about Matsieng as a child and shared the cultural importance of the area for the...More

1  Thank Ninie S
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

One of the places I enjoyed the best while on my holiday in Gaborone. Mostly thanks to the guide Lucky, who was very knowledgeable about the geology and the myths surrounding this famous site, said to be where the first man emerged from and where...More

1  Thank Des1963
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Interesting tales from the local folks. The guide was very knowledgeable about the place and its history. Worth a visit. Downside is that it is not easily accessible, sign boards have apparently been removed due to roadworks.

1  Thank Nicole LM M
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Filled with interesting tales and evidentiary footprints etc. The tour guide is knowledgeable and very entertaining. Directions to the place not well marked but the people are very friendly and helpful with directions. Well worth the visit nonetheless!

Thank charlesrembe
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Matieu will present you with plenty of details this site where, as a matter of fact, you will not find any footprint but a series of petroglyph. Nice place, very characteristic especially from the naturalistic point of view.

Thank carlo g
Reviewed January 21, 2015

We took our family of 8 out to the footprints and were pleasantly suprised .Located not too far from Gaborone ,the kids had fun and enjoyed the outing to Matsiengs Footprints

Thank botfam
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Bull & Bush Pub
270 reviews
4.93 miles away
Rhapsody's Gaborone
101 reviews
2.36 miles away
129 reviews
2.35 miles away
54 reviews
3.52 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
249 reviews
7.37 miles away
Madikwe Nature Reserve
156 reviews
30.07 miles away
Gaborone Sun
98 reviews
5.35 miles away
Lion Park Resort
69 reviews
16.70 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Alicia v
February 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
Cost free, Just show up..that's it
October 26, 2016|
Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
I think an hour is more than enough...perhaps phone the Botswana tourism office and get all the details.
October 13, 2016|
Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
We visited the site on Sunday around lunch time....so I think they do.