Avani Gaborone Hotel & Casino is located in Botswana’s capital city and offers leisure travelers a great city escape and businesspeople, and sophisticated conference and meeting spaces with the added advantage of a premium casino. A stay at the heart of Gaborone gives guests access to all the city action, nearby wildlife, and plenty of fun on-site.
Gaborone is the commercial heart of Botswana and Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino with its excellent dining establishments, lifestyle events, and conference facilities offers just the right blend of hospitality, business, and leisure.
A big draw card at Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino is the casino. The up-market gaming area has 11 tables and numerous progressive slot machines for players looking to hit the jackpot.
For your sumptuous servings…
Dining at the hotel turns into a sophisticated intimate affair at Mahogany restaurant, which has a large and varied menu of international and local favourites. Mahogany’s restaurant sets itself apart as the ideal location to experience amazing food, in an intimate and classy setting. The menu includes 100% locally sourced beef which is grass-fed and organically reared, providing patrons with honest and authentic food. Some of the menu highlights include a Beef Fillet Steak Diane, flambéed with cognac and served with tofu and steamed vegetables and a Cape Seafood Chowder, made with mussels, line-fish shrimps, served with saffron and Pernod. An extensive wine menu provides endless options for every whim and taste.
The Savuti Grill is a quick-service restaurant offering extensive carvery for lunch and dinner. This is also the venue for an extravagant English breakfast or if you prefer, a continental breakfast of baguettes, croissants, and a variety of jams and cheeses.
The Pool Bar and Restaurant has become Gaborone’s social and lifestyle spot. Hosting some of Gaborone’s must attend lifestyle events ranging from art exhibitions, music events and wine tasting festivals it’s also a perfect spot to unwind during summer while enjoying a delicious cocktail or a refreshing local beer.
The hotel has sophisticated conference facilities that appeal to incentive and conference organizers mainly because of the superiority of the venues, the high-tech equipment, and the excellent and professional service offered by the banqueting team. The PEO executive lounge offers the executive guest wonderful privileges such as a choice of two breakfast venues, and access to a selection of refreshments served throughout the day in the lounge. Complimentary evening canapés and drinks are served daily in the Peo lounge. The business lounge offers three small private meeting rooms and the common area accommodates six to eight people around the main table plus an additional three desks for individual use.
About town when in “Gabs”
City highlights in Gaborone include the Botswana Craft store which offers authentic African art and basket-ware, The Three Dikgosi monument in Gaborone’s business district, which features the statues of the chiefs responsible for Botswana’s independence, and the Riverwalk Mall. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Tour offered by the tour operator; Africa Insight is highly recommended. The tour takes in many of the sites referenced in Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series including Zebra Way (Zebra Road in the books) where the fictional main character, Mma Ramotswe lives, The University of Botswana, the rural village of Mochudi and the car yard and workshop that Speedy Motors was modeled on. At each location, the guide vividly brings to life the characters from the books with additional interesting information about Botswana’s history and culture.
The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is 15km from the hotel and there are daily direct international flights available from Gaborone to OR Tambo International Airport.