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General

Cresta Botsalo Hotel is a fully licensed hotel with a 24 hour front desk. Between Gaborone and Francistown lies the town of Palapye. Cresta Botsalo Hotel is accessible on the main highway linking the capital to Francistown. With the personal attention that Cresta Botsalo Hotel offers, you can allow yourself time to take a break and refresh your mind, body and soul. This Francistown hotel offers well-equipped conference facilities, comfortable air conditioned accommodation and personalized service to make your stay as much of a success as your business trip.

Accommodation

Cresta Botsalo Hotel is a 51 room fully serviced hotel along A1 highway. All the rooms are air conditioned, En-suite with wall to wall carpeting, Hot & cold water. TV, telephone and internet. Laundry and dry cleaning is also available.

Join the locals and dine at the Savuti Grill, enjoy a cocktail at the poolside or simply explore the history of the Bangwato Tribe and the resting place of their King, Sir Seretse Khama.

Check-in time

14:00

Check-out time

10:00

Cancellation / Prepayment

Payment: All prices are inclusive of VAT at 15% in Namibian Dollar (N$). Payment in approved currency will be accepted at the rate of exchange of the bankers of Namibia Reservations CC at the time of the receipt of payment. Any shortfall resulting in exchange fluctuations will be for the account of the customer. Payment must be made 60 days prior to arrival, whereupon a due date for the payment will be given, and can be made by electronic transfer, credit card (VISA and MASTER card are both accepted). Cancellations: Policy Any cancellation of bookings made between 60 to 45 days prior to arrival will result in a 20% cancellation fee of the total cost. Any cancellation of bookings made between 44 to 30 days prior to arrival will result in a 40% cancellation fee of the total cost Any cancellation of bookings made between 29 to 14 days prior to arrival will result in a 70% cancellation fee of the total cost Any cancellation of bookings made between 13 to 0 days prior to arrival will result in a 100% cancellation fee of the total cost 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival.

Children and extra beds

Please inform us of children traveling along and their requirements.

Facilities

  • Air Condition
  • Bar
  • Desk
  • Fitness
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • WiFi

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Palapye

Palapye

Palapye is a large town in Botswana, situated about half way between Francistown and Gaborone (240 km away from Gaborone and 170 km away from Francistown). Over the years its position has made it a convenient stopover on one of Southern Africa’s principal north–south rail and road routes.

Located here is the Morupule Colliery coal mine, which supplies Morupule Power Station, Botswana’s principal domestic source of electricity. The power station has undertaken an expansion project to increase its generation capacity in an effort to meet the country’s increasing demand for electricity. Construction began in 2010. Currently, the plant produces 120 MW of electricity.

In 1997 Palapye was said to be the fastest-growing village in Africa, and was expected to expand its population from 30,000 to 180,000.

Sports & nature

The main sport played in Palapye is soccer, with many people also playing softball. Sports are usually played at school grounds, which have adequate facilities and fields. Palapye has currently four known soccer teams, FC Palapye, Palapye United and Palapye Swallows and Motlakase Power Dynamos. However, due to there being no stadium in the town, all four teams usually play their matches elsewhere, although occasionally some games are played in schools, on their sports fields. FC Palapye play their matches at either Letlhakane, Orapa, Francistown, Sua, Maun or Selibe Phikwe. Both teams are not well known teams, gathering only a very small handful of supporters.

Culture and history info

Culture and history infoThe Bamangwato people, under Kgosi Khama III, are widely believed to be the first people to have settled near present-day Palapye. Their capital was the settlement of Phalatswe, also called Old Palapye, and was situated at the western end of the Tswapong Hills. It existed up to 1902, and the ruins of its church, built in 1892, are still to be seen a few kilometres from Palapye's town centre. Chief Khama contributed some 3,000 pounds to its construction, and took a keen interest in church affairs. The Bamangwato people's houses were initially clustered around the church, but finding its vicinity too rocky, they moved 1.5 km away. The name Palapye, formerly rendered as Palachwe or Palapwe, refers to the Impala antilope.
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