Botswana :: Makgadikgadi
Category: Places :: Town Small
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Gweta is a small village on the A3, on the northern edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, some 75km east of the Nxai Pans National Park and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park entrance gates. It's conveniently situated for exploring these parks and is considered to be the gateway to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.Traveller Description
This is a convenient town to stock up on fresh produce before continuing to the Makgadikgadi Pans or Nxai Pan National Park. There's a police station and a hospital with a pharmacy, but no private doctor. The local butchery and supermarket sell fresh meat and produce.
|Gweta, Makgadikgadi, Botswana
|Cellphone Reception :
|Main Cellular Network :
|Police Station :
|Police Telephone :
|+267 621 2204
|Hospital Telephone :
|+267 621 2333
|Petrol Type :
|Shops, General Dealer, Lodging, Camping, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Airstrip, Mechanical Repair
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Quad Bikes, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Guided Walks, Horse Trails, Donkey Cart Drives, Swimming, Bird Watching, Stargazing
Accommodation in Gweta ranges from camping to upmarket lodging; many lodges offer guided tours and overnight camps on the Makgadikgadi Pans, as well as walks around the baobab trees and a cultural visit to the local village. East of Gweta is Planet Baobab, where it’s said that the average age of each tree is over 4 000 years. The funky bar sports an interesting chandelier and is a popular watering hole for various local characters.
Although there is no private doctor in town, you can consult one at the hospital. The pharmacy is at the hospital.
Travelling from Maun towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, you may not take red meat or dairy products past the Makalamabedi Veterinary Control Gate.
MECHANICAL INFO & FUEL:
There are no mechanical or breakdown services, and no fuel in Gweta.(2018)
If travelling from Gweta to Lekhubu Island in the rainy season, note that the road across Ntwetwe Pan may become submerged when the Makgadikgadi fills. Check with Lekhubu Island or one of the Gweta lodges if this route is driveable.
Fuel availability in Gweta is unreliable; these days, the nearest fuel stations are in Nata, Maun, Rakops, Mopipi or Letlhakane.
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