Mahalapye is a charming city in south-eastern Botswana. Easily accessible from airports at Gaborone and Francistown, the city is most famous for being the gateway to the Kalahari Desert. If you've ever wanted to see dramatic scenery like Fish River Canyon or stay in comfortable private safari reserves with expert guides, basing yourself at Mahalapye makes perfect sense. Aside from being conveniently located, it's also a friendly, pleasant city to explore.
South-Central Botswana has become a major draw for tourists from all over Africa and the wider world thanks to the wildlife and natural beauty of the Kalahari. Nowhere is better situated to serve as a springboard for a Kalahari adventure than Mahalapye. You could see the majestic Kalahari lion, watch Kudu as they speed across the plains, or see water buffalo herds making their migrations. It's all easy to arrange from safari agents in Botswana, Africa's number one safari destination.
From Gaborone, you can use public transportation by boarding a combi which has a blue plate or take the scheduled bus. You can also hire a car if you intend to self-drive in the Kalahari. The journey is roughly a 3-hour drive on tarmacked highway.