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Waterside Cottages is located on the banks of the Notwane River, a 14 km drive from Gaborone CBD. Guests can relax in luxurious thatched, self-catering cottages, nestled amongst unspoilt bush and natural surroundings. The spacious cottages are equipped with a private patio, satellite TV, microwave, small fridge and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower, basin and complimentary toiletries. Free WiFi is available. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast and BBQ facilities in the privacy of their own cottage, admiring the surrounding views. Enjoy local dishes at the renowned Mokolodi Restaurant, 5-minutes' drive from Waterside Cottages. There is also a selection of restaurants and bars in the city.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 single bed
Bedroom 3:
1 extra-large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Gaborone
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  • T
    Botswana Botswana
    The fruits provided were good. Besides that the cottage along with it's surrounding were exceptional,peaceful.
  • L
    Botswana Botswana
    We came fully prepared with our own food. But we appreciated the continental breakfast as additional options for our family.
  • Colin
    South Africa South Africa
    Where to start? We were upgraded to the deluxe villa - absolutely stunning. The attention to detail - immaculate, exceeded all expectations. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Had a bush view and an allocated private picnic spot on the water a...
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Cilla Golding

Company review score: 9.3Based on 907 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

We have lived and worked in Botswana since 1994. We love the diversity Botswana has to offer and couldn't imagine ourselves living anywhere else.

Property information

Waterside Cottages provides a tranquil setting just 12km from Gaborone City Centre where you can escape from business meetings in the city and be one with nature in completely unspoilt African bushveld.

Neighbourhood information

All the properties in our neighbourhood range in size from 4-6 hectares therefore providing privacy. Each property owner has developed their property in their unique way. Our choice was to keep ours in its natural state for our guests to enjoy.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Waterside Cottages
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Kitchenware
    • Electric kettle
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Linen
    • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Private bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Sofa
    • Seating Area
    Media & Technology
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Satellite channels
    • TV
    Room Amenities
    • Socket near the bed
    • Electric blankets
    • Tile/marble floor
    • Private entrance
    • Ironing facilities
    • Iron
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    • Picnic area
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Barbecue
    • BBQ facilities
    • Patio
    • Garden
    Food & Drink
    • Breakfast in the room
    Building characteristics
    • Detached
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Air conditioning
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules
    Waterside Cottages takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 13:00
    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
    Until 10:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 21
    Accepted payment methods
    Smoking is not allowed.
    Parties/events are not allowed
    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    FAQs about Waterside Cottages

    • Waterside Cottages is 8.1 miles from the centre of Gaborone. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Waterside Cottages (subject to availability). These have:

      • 1 bedroom
      • 2 bedrooms
      • 3 bedrooms

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Guests staying at Waterside Cottages can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Yes, there is a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Waterside Cottages on this page.

    • The prices at Waterside Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, Waterside Cottages is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Waterside Cottages offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Check-in at Waterside Cottages is from 13:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

      • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Waterside Cottages (subject to availability). These can accommodate:

        • 2 guests
        • 4 guests
        • 6 guests

        For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.