Botswana’s National Monuments

Lentswe la Baratani Hill
Lentswe la Baratani Hill

Botswana has over 2,500 such sites, of which more than 100 have been gazetted. The National Monuments and Relics Act of 2001 ensures that the sites are adequately protected. Most are free to visit and some have full time guides. Continuing the series of articles, MIKE and JEREMY BROOK* cover Lentswe-la -Baratani Hill, Segorong Gorge, Mogobane Mines and Mogobane Sanctuary, all within an hour’s drive, south-west of Gaborone.

Lentswe la Baratani Hill

There are many legends surround Baratani, but the best known is about two young lovers who were denied permission to marry. Despondent, they tragically both flung themselves off the cliff to their deaths. Or, most likely, they may simply have eloped.

Editor's Comment
Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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