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Entertaining and educational

When we arrived at the site the gate was padlocked. We were pleased to find a note fixed to it with... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Mainz, Germany
via mobile
Ancestral Place within driving limit from Gaborone

Drive for about 40 kms from Gaborone on A1 road towards Francistown, you will get a sign board... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Gaborone, Botswana
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11 Oct 2018
“Matsiengs footprint”
27 Aug 2017
“Entertaining and educational”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We were on a day out to various attractions, last stop here. No one has been this way in a long time. The road was just a little dirt road and eventually 1.2km before the stop, disintegrated into nothing. Wasn't prepared to ride over that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lodie25
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the site the gate was padlocked. We were pleased to find a note fixed to it with the caretaker's mobile phone number. I called him and about 15 minutes later he arrived. He was a funny, charming and entertaining guy who...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank AntJa2704
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Drive for about 40 kms from Gaborone on A1 road towards Francistown, you will get a sign board indicating Matsieng Foot prints. It has got few foot and hand prints. This has got permanent water and is believed from where the ancestors came. The markings...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank sriram1969
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lucky, the guide, gave us the historical background of the rocks and the site. The footprints on the rocks take one back in time. Interesting part of History that one is seldom exposed to. Enjoyed listening to the stories.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Vuyelwa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Not really impressive but definitely in a folksie way. The guide we had was full of stories and anecdotes, all very interesting. The footprints themselves are interesting in that no one seems to know exactly how old they are or even who did them. Very...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ericon991
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Seeing giant footprints on a rock that the guide said were the giant Matsieng's took me down memory lane to my childhood. the guide retold the stories I have heard about Matsieng as a child and shared the cultural importance of the area for the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Ninie S
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

One of the places I enjoyed the best while on my holiday in Gaborone. Mostly thanks to the guide Lucky, who was very knowledgeable about the geology and the myths surrounding this famous site, said to be where the first man emerged from and where...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Des1963
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Interesting tales from the local folks. The guide was very knowledgeable about the place and its history. Worth a visit. Downside is that it is not easily accessible, sign boards have apparently been removed due to roadworks.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank NicoleLMM
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Filled with interesting tales and evidentiary footprints etc. The tour guide is knowledgeable and very entertaining. Directions to the place not well marked but the people are very friendly and helpful with directions. Well worth the visit nonetheless!

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank charlesrembe
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Matieu will present you with plenty of details this site where, as a matter of fact, you will not find any footprint but a series of petroglyph. Nice place, very characteristic especially from the naturalistic point of view.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Alicia v
15 February 2017|
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Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
Cost free, Just show up..that's it
26 October 2016|
Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
I think an hour is more than enough...perhaps phone the Botswana tourism office and get all the details.
13 October 2016|
Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
We visited the site on Sunday around lunch time....so I think they do.