Gaborone Yacht Club is an iconic part of Gaborone’s more recent history. It was established in 1965. The club was originally located on the eastern side of Gaborone Dam, but in 1984 the Club secured a lease with Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) for the present site, at the tip of a peninsular on the western side. Constructions of the current facilities began in 1984 and the Club moved in in 1985.
In 1988 the dam wall was raised and when the dam filled the new site became an island. For many years the main access to the site was by ferry. However it now has a raised causeway, which allows for vehicle access all year round. (Except for when the dam is at 100%)
What Happens There?
The Club caters for sailing, canoeing and rowing and is open to members and their guests. Temporary membership (up to five visits) can be obtained at the gate at other times.
Visitors are welcome to share the best view in town on Wednesday and Friday evenings when the bar is open and food and snacks are served. The sunsets need to be seen to be believed. The club is also open on Saturday and Sunday. The club hosts some fun parties so well worth checking there facebook page.