With only six rooms, Olive Leaves is a small, cosy and charming guesthouse ideally situated in the heart of Gaborone in one of the oldest areas in town. Our motto is: "It's Like Coming Home." We know that when one comes home from a long day at work or a long journey, one wants nothing more than to come home, relax and unwind. This is the atmosphere that the Olive Leaves staff strives to nurture.

The premises is walled, has electric fencing and an automatic gate (the remote of which is given to each guest). A real oasis in the desert, the Olive Leaves has a tranquil, mature and verdant garden that is lovingly tended by Frikkie, our resident handyman and gardener extraordinaire.

Being in the centre of Gaborone, the Olive Leaves is a five-minute drive from the The Main Mall. Avani Hotel & Casino is a two-minute drive away, and the Airport about 12 minutes away traffic permitting. Also about 800m away, is the Maruapula Shopping Centre, which has a small supermarket, a pharmacy, a bureau de change and a Chinese restaurant.

Service & facilities

Each of Olive Leaves’ rooms is en suite and equipped with a fridge and air conditioner. Each room has a flat-screen TV with digital satellite television offering several entertainment channels, news channels and sports channels. We also offer uncapped wi-fi, which can be accessed from the rooms. Our immaculate pool is perfect for taking a dip on a hot day and on request, we can furnish you with a braai stand and utensils to have a barbecue by the pool.


We do not serve lunch or supper, but our breakfast is varied and tasty. In line with the theme of making our guests feel at home, we serve our breakfast buffet-style. You can choose serve yourself a choice of six different cereals, yoghurt. Make yourself a cup of tea of your choice (green, Rooibos, Five Roses), hot chocolate or coffee (instant, filtered, decaf).

You can make yourself some toast and top it with one of the four different jams we offer or with cheese. You have a choice of at least four different fruit (depending on what is in season), or you can help yourself to some fruit juice. You could also have a cooked breakfast. We can prepare eggs done to your taste, as well as bacon, sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes.

The Olive Leaves is ideal for: the businessperson who wants a place to wind down after a long day's work; the tourist in transit who wants the first (and last) taste of Botswana; the person who wants a working holiday in a home away from home; and the person who just wants to get away for a couple of days.

Come and experience the special charm and homey-ness of Olives Leaves, and the friendliness of the staff - we will be most excited to host you!

  • air conditioner (all units)
  • airport transfers
  • DSTV in room
  • electronic safe (some units)
  • internet facilities
  • parking all onsite
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities