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About Botswana

Botswana, an active member of SADC and neighbour to South Africa to the east and south-east, has transformed itself into one of the fastest growing economies in the World since its independence in 1966. This transformation has mainly been contingent on the supportive interrelation between an open market economy and a system of elite democracy, as well as heavy deposits on diamonds and other Minerals (such as Gold, Uranium, Copper, etc).

Botswana remains one of the unique and attractive business destinations within the SADC region. Some of the market opportunities in Botswana include the mining, cattle and energy sectors. It is considered politically and economically stable, with low levels of corruption. As a result, it is home to the regional headquarters of several international mining corporations. Although foreign direct investment in Botswana is generally open, some sectors of the economy are reserved for its citizens. Botswana imports refined petroleum products and electricity from South Africa, to complement the domestic production of electricity from coal.


The City

The capital and largest city of Botswana,  Gaborone is named after Chief Gaborone of the Tlokwa tribe, who once controlled land nearby. Because it had no tribal affiliation and was close to fresh water, the city was planned to be the capital in the mid-1960s when the Bechuanaland Protectorate became an independent nation.

The centre of the city is a long strip of commercial businesses, called “Main Mall” with a semicircle-shaped area of government offices to its east. Gaborone is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, and this has created problems with housing and illegal settlements. The city has also dealt with conflicts spilling into the country from Zimbabwe and South Africa during the 1980s.

The Masa Square Hotel in Gaborone has been designed as a beacon for comfort and class. It captures the essence of the elegance of Botswana for those who are travelling for business and leisure. 

The Masa Square Hotel caters for your every need: from a gorgeous swimming pool and views over Gaborone to excellent dining and pristine lodging services that are the definition of class and comfort.

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The Hotel

Masa Square Hotel
Plot 54353, Western Commercial Rd, Gaborone, Botswana



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