The quirky village of Gweta doesn’t offer the traveller a lot as a destination in its own right and is best visited as a jumping off point for the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans further south. For travellers interested in exploring Gweta, there are a few traditionally painted rondavels to be found on the village’s sandy back roads and village tours can be organised to see the local school, kgotla (traditional court), cattle posts and to sample traditional village fare.

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are around two hours from Gweta Village by road and the drive requires a 4WD. Due to the lack of signposts and the distance from Gweta, visitors are advised to book a pre-organised excursion out to the salt pans before they arrive.

Good To Know

Best Time To Travel

  • May – October, traditionally dry season, to visit the pans
  • November – April: Ideal stopover to break journey from Chobe to Maun. Traversing the pans in the wet season is not doable
What To See

  • Gweta is a small village on the edge of the pans, providing insight to traditional life in Botswana

What To Do

  • Available from both the Village and neighboring lodge
  • Meerkat experience, village, local school, and cattle post tours
  • Sleep-out on pans weather permitting.
Expert Travel Tips

  • Easy access by road from Maun, no airstrip nearby
  • Good budget accommodation for tours into the pan
  • Self-drivers, fuel is available on turn off to Gweta from main road
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