Adansonia Hotel Francistown
Central Region

Accommodation Botswana

A warm welcome awaits you at the Adansonia Hotel in Francistown, located on the banks of the Tati River approximately 8 km from the City Centre. Gaze at the lush greens or the sunlight swimming pool to sooth your senses. The hotel consists of 73 spacious standard, deluxe and executive air-conditioned and wall to wall carpeted rooms which exhibit a distinctive contemporary charm , designed and furnished with careful attention to detail with modern amenities.

About Francistown

As one of the oldest towns in Botswana and site of southern Africa's first gold rush, Francistown, home to 92,500 people, is a typical frontier town, strategically placed as the gateway to the north, with all the main roads to Gaborone, Zimbabwe, Maun and Kazungula passing through it. It manages to maintain its character despite being Botswana's second-largest urban centre and "Capital of the North".

Evidence of human habitation goes back for 80,000 years. In the 1820s, the Ndebele stormed through before coming to rest near Bulawayo, bringing their influences and taxation to the Kalanga territory of north-eastern Botswana. The first European to visit Nyangabgwe (the nearest village to present-day Francistown) was missionary Robert Moffat.

He was followed by Karl Mauch, who discovered gold along the Tati River in 1867, followed soon thereafter with more deposits in the Francistown area itself. Francistown was the site of southern Africa's first "gold-rush". Area hailed as the Ophir of Africa, was rushed by prospectors and adventurAdansonia Hotel Francistown, Central Region, Botswanaers alike to stake their claim of fame and fortune, many coming from as far as Australia and America.

With the rapid influx of people, Daniel Francis - after who Francistown was named - organised the establishment of the town. Initially the town consisted of just one main street lined with bustling western-style saloons and supply stores running parallel to the " Cape to Cairo " railway line.

Many of these old shafts and dumps now litter the urban sprawl, most whose history has long been forgotten, along with the dreams of early pioneers. But the excitement of the times is preserved in the evocative names of some of the mines which remain; ' Phoenix ', ' Bonanza ', ' Jim's Luck ', ' Lady Mary ' and ' White Elephant ' to name but a few. It is not only the mine names which tell a story, the main street in Francistown is still called ' Blue Jacket Street ', and is dedicated to the memory of an old prospector, Sam Andersen. Sam was famous before arriving in Botswana as having been the first man to walk, with little more than his prospecting wheelbarrow, right across Australia's Western Desert. Yet he is immortalized in Francistown for the blue denim jacket that he always wore.

The gold in eastern Botswana is a complicated mix of narrow reefs, which made it very difficult for the early miners to extract, and by the 1940's much of the small scale operations had ceased, leaving the larger mines, which now merely sustain their operations hoping for new finds and an improvement in the gold price.

But today more fortunes are found in Francistown's couple of casinos than in the shallow shafts, and the real buzz is in the city's nightlife. The city boasts a range of good restaurants, sophisticated shopping malls, cinema, night clubs (jazz club called New Yorker), a couple of excellent hotels which offer fully equipped conference facilities, one of the largest referral hospitals in Botswana, an extensive library, sports facilities, well-kept parks and colourful markets.

Nowadays, the city is experiencing an economic boom. In the last few years Francistown has had a near total facelift - to the point that much of its original dusty frontier town atmosphere has disappeared.

Whether you are continuing north to Zimbabwe (90 km to the border) or northwest to either Maun or Kasane, Francistown is a good place to purchase any further supplies you may need and fill long-range tanks.

Standard Room:
Double bed
Exquisitely furnished
Wall to wall carpeted
Satellite television
Shower in room
Hot beverage facilities
WiFi ready (Complementary use to all guests)
Twin Room:
Two single beds
Exquisitely furnished
Wall to wall carpet
Satellite television
Shower in room
Hot beverage facilities
WiFi ready (Complementary use to all guests)
Mini bar fridge



Deluxe Room:
Double bed
Exquisitely furnished
Wall to wall carpet
Satellite television
Shower and bath in room
Hot beverage facilities
WiFi ready (Complementary use for all guests)
Mini bar fridge
Executive Room:
Queen size bed
Exquisitely furnished
Wall to wall carpet
Satellite television
Hot beverage facilities
Jacuzzi in room
Large spacious room
WiFi ready (Complementary use to all guests)
Mini bar fridge

Dolly Hole Grill - Restaurant and Bar

Located adjacent to the pool
Bar made in solid Mukwa teak
Sits up to 125 guests
A la cart menu
Fully air-conditioned

Conference Rooms

The property boasts for four conference rooms:
Two conference rooms with a sitting capacity of between 150 to 300 pax
Two conference rooms with a sitting capacity of between 60 to 100 pax

Convention Center
Main Hall - sitting capacity of between 500 to 1000 pax
Small room- sitting capacity of upto 150 pax
Small room - sitting capacity of upto 20 pax

Adansonia Hotel Francistown, Central Region, Botswana Adansonia Hotel Francistown, Central Region, Botswana

Rates per room per night, bed and breakfast: on request

Standard/Deluxe/Executive rooms
Single/double -
Motlopi or Mokomoto conference room (150 to 300 persons) -
Mothwa or Musu conference room (60 to 100 persons) -
Meals per person
Lunch or dinner buffet -

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Contact & reservations:

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy

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