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SELEBI-PHIKWE

Description and history

This mining town is known for its copper-nickel mine which provides much of the employment in the area although the mine is also responsible for the slight sulphur smell which occurs occasionally in the town. The town is more commonly referred to as Phikwe rather than by its full name.

Selebi-Phikwe has few places of interest in the town itself although Letsibogo Dam and the Lepokole Hills perhaps deserve a mention. The dam supplies water to Gaborone and is a good spot for bird-watching attracting various waterbirds. The Dam also plays host to a variety of water sports especially on weekends.

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Selebi-Phikwe

 

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There are a few supermarkets with Spar and Shoprite the best options situated close to the centre.

The town centre has a few banks, hardware stores and a bookshop as well as the usual filling stations in the town itself.

The Lepokole Hills, just north of Bobonong, are the southernmost extension of the Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe. There are some bushmen rock painting sites among the picturesque outcrops as well as archaeological remains. The Hills have no facilities but plans have been made to develop the area to try to attract more visitors.

 

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