As the Corona Virus (COVID-19) continues to escalate across the globe, safety strategies and social boundaries have been put in place by governments to slow down the spread of the disease.
Businesses are making health a priority whilst continuing to serve their valued customers. Here is a round-up of businesses in Botswana making the best of these trying times, staying open or offering new services to meet your needs.
Food & Groceries
For halaal meats, cheese, and groceries, O3 offers both bulk and single unit purchases. Download their price and product list below.
WhatsApp 75 416 494 to order.
All Mr. Veg stores nationwide have adequate stocks and products, sold at regular prices. For convenience to the public, Mr. Veg is offering a home delivery service for a P25 fee for a minimum order of P200.
Visit their website for available stock and products and prices at www.mrveg.co.bw. For your first order, we suggest you check to make sure it’s gone through correctly.
Orders can be placed at:
77 048 300 (WhatsApp)
Gaborone- 396 0549
Kasane- 625 2231
Maun- 686 4198
Francistown- 241 8642
Senn Foods Factory shops have joined the ranks now and they’re offering delivery. You have to WhatsApp your order through. They then give you a price for your order. They have certain days they deliver to certain areas. This sounds like it has been super popular.
Mogoditshane – 73 322 333
Tlokweng – 72 116 525
Francistown- 77 413 517
Go Fresh is providing home delivery of their selection of fresh vegetables and herbs. Download their product list, that includes various lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and peppers. Orders can be called in and paid via EFT. Home delivery within Gaborone metro is P25 per delivery. Download their menu an
Farmer’s Natural Produce
Thanks to a social media outpour of love and community support, Julia Farmer is now offering a new Veggie and Herb Service. She has a limited amount of produce available on a first-come-first-served basis. This includes plain and mixed spinach, beetroot, spring onions, and white mealie cob, plus herbs. Best of all? You can also order some of their chutney and relish. Result.
- Email Julia Farmer for a price list or to place an order.
- She will confirm availability and cost, and provide banking details.
- You EFT by Sunday at 2 pm.
- Collect your order on Monday from 1-4 pm at the REWA Community Library.
Spar now has a website where you can order. Visit: http://mysparbotswana.com/
Call & Collect
Spar is now offering a call & collect service for the elderly and vulnerable. You send your shopping list to your closest Spar. You’ll then be able to pay and collect from your car. A great service for those at risk.
The Square Mart Food Lover’s Market
In line with preventative measures from the Government where only a few people are allowed in a store at a time. Square Mart have extended their operating hours until midnight to accommodate their shoppers.
Choppies are now offering a delivery service. They’re offering Free same-day delivery within Gaborone and surrounding areas.
To place your order:
Call: (orange) 72604017
(BTC) 76834994 (BTC)
Or WhatsApp: 72541223
Email: [email protected]
Sefalana Hyper Gaborone
To help you avoid long queues Sefalana now has an order via-email option for minimum purchase of P500. Send in your order, have it prepared and ready for collection or have it delivered. They offer delivery within a 10km radius and it’s same-day delivery. Bonus
WhatsApp: 71 712 569
Email: [email protected].
MyFoodness will go to restaurants that are open for takeaway and has now partnered up with SPAR G-West to collect your groceries.
It’s operating its pickup and delivery with strict safety measures. In compliance with the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry Regulations.
My Foodness have trained their Riders to:
- always wash their hands with soap/sanitiser before pick up and after delivery
- avoid contact during pick-up and delivery
- keep a distance of minimum one & a half meter from customers during delivery – and with restaurant staff when they pick up orders
- deliver food to your doorstep; ring the doorbell or knock on the door, then wait for a meter away from the food, for you to come out and fetch it
Phone: 75 954 460
Order groceries from local stores and have them delivered at your home or work site in 1 or 2 hours from order time.
Oh, and if you’re an essential worker you get a discount. We LOVE that.
Call 72 706 599
Major League Security
It looks like this security company is now moved from secure document delivery to groceries to your doorstep. Clever. They’re charging P60.
Give them a ring on 73126196
Let’s Talk Medical
With the new lockdown restrictions, they no longer shall be selling any non-essential products online for delivery, but your essentials can be delivered for free. Delivery within a 15km radius.
Phone: 371 3835
Kalafhi Medical Center
Need a doctor to come to you? As of the 6th April 2020, we will be offering house visits services to our valued clients.
1. Doctor consultation + treatment
2. Medication delivery
3. 24 hrs helpline TC apply
4. Private Nursing Services
Contact: 311 5929 / 74 266 506
Almost all of your favourite restaurants are offering take-aways. Give them a ring to check. These are a few that were first on our radar.
The Daily Grind launched ‘The Grind At Home’. These meals you can take home and reheat at your convenience. Or get MyFoodness to deliver.
Phone: 393 9464
Fortunately, some of our favourite restaurants have stepped up and started to offer delivery! This includes Cappuccino’s. They deliver between 10 am and 8 pm around Gaborone.
Phone: 390 9945
And there’s more…
Don’t forget that many other local restaurants also offer delivery including Steers, Deboinairs and Pizza Hut.
You might not know, but Wimpy Gaborone is also offering delivery. Phew. Have a look at their menu below. Delivery is P10 for orders over P60. Or if you want their full menu you can also pick up your food from a Wimpy in Gaborone.
Please, follow the Government’s guidelines and #StayAtHome. There’s no shortage of food delivery opportunities, and no need to put yourself and others at risk. Act as though you’ve already got the disease. The best thing to do to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is slowed down is to just stay home, and stay safe. Please note we haven’t tried all of these options, so we’d love you to let us know if you’ve tried them.
** This article is proudly sponsored by O3 Beverages**
Thank you O3 for supporting our small business.