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Town Small Rakops

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Located in Botswana :: Makgadikgadi  :: Rakops
Category: Places :: Town Small


The small village of Rakops, with its nearly 6 000 inhabitants, is situated on the Boteti River, west of the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Traveller Description

Rakops is the last stop for fuel and supplies before heading west to the Matswere Entrance Gate into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The track to the gate has deep sand in some places, so deflate your tyres. You can expect to encounter some black cotton soil during the rainy season. Only tow a trailer if you are experienced at it.

Address :  Rakops, Makgadikgadi, Botswana
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Mascom. Orange. Be Mobile

Destination Information
Police Hospital Petrol Diesel Shops Shopping Centre Lodging Camping Butchery Liquor Restaurant Airstrip Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Police Telephone :  +267 297 5115
Hospital Telephone :  +267 297 5111
Towing Service Telephone :  +267 72 842 888 (Danon-K 24hrs Tow, Recovery & Mechanical Services)
Petrol Type :  LRP and ULP

Game Viewing Game Drives Guided Walks Fishing Bird Watching
Night Drives, Scenic Flights

Travelling Information
Closest Main Route :  B300

Travellers wishing to overnight in the area can stay at Rakops River Lodge, a venue offering rooms and campsites on the Boteti River, or Xere Motel which is conveniently situated on the main road.

There is no Bank nor ATM facilities in the town.

There is a small clinic.

There is a Puma fuel stop now open where Shell fuel stop used to be.

No gas refill but you can purchase refilled cylinder bottles in town.

The Isago Wheel and Tyre offers not only tyre sale and repair, wheel balancing, wheel alignment but also offers auto mechanic, spares shop, breakdown attendance and general services.

Post office tel number is +267 297 5146.

Xere Motel (+267 297 5068) has a restaurant open to the public.

Small shops selling basic goods.

The town in services number added is for Danon-K 24hrs Tow, Recovery & Mechanical Services.

 Travel Tip!

The availability of fuel in Rakops is unreliable and cards are not accepted as payment. Travellers are advised to fill all fuel tanks at Letlhakane or Mopipi, rather than relying on availability of fuel at Rakops.

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