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Free entry and the man working there is very informative and funny. If in Southern Africa make... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Igor4President
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Entertaining and educational

When we arrived at the site the gate was padlocked. We were pleased to find a note fixed to it with... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
AntJa2704
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Mainz, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry and the man working there is very informative and funny. If in Southern Africa make sure you go to Matsieng and the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa the two sites will you give you a very good background on history. (Dont drive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We were on a day out to various attractions, last stop here. No one has been this way in a long time. The road was just a little dirt road and eventually 1.2km before the stop, disintegrated into nothing. Wasn't prepared to ride over that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the site the gate was padlocked. We were pleased to find a note fixed to it with the caretaker's mobile phone number. I called him and about 15 minutes later he arrived. He was a funny, charming and entertaining guy who...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank AntJa2704
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Drive for about 40 kms from Gaborone on A1 road towards Francistown, you will get a sign board indicating Matsieng Foot prints. It has got few foot and hand prints. This has got permanent water and is believed from where the ancestors came. The markings...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Lucky, the guide, gave us the historical background of the rocks and the site. The footprints on the rocks take one back in time. Interesting part of History that one is seldom exposed to. Enjoyed listening to the stories.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Vuyelwa
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Not really impressive but definitely in a folksie way. The guide we had was full of stories and anecdotes, all very interesting. The footprints themselves are interesting in that no one seems to know exactly how old they are or even who did them. Very...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

Seeing giant footprints on a rock that the guide said were the giant Matsieng's took me down memory lane to my childhood. the guide retold the stories I have heard about Matsieng as a child and shared the cultural importance of the area for the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Ninie S
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

One of the places I enjoyed the best while on my holiday in Gaborone. Mostly thanks to the guide Lucky, who was very knowledgeable about the geology and the myths surrounding this famous site, said to be where the first man emerged from and where...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Des1963
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Interesting tales from the local folks. The guide was very knowledgeable about the place and its history. Worth a visit. Downside is that it is not easily accessible, sign boards have apparently been removed due to roadworks.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank NicoleLMM
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Filled with interesting tales and evidentiary footprints etc. The tour guide is knowledgeable and very entertaining. Directions to the place not well marked but the people are very friendly and helpful with directions. Well worth the visit nonetheless!

Date of experience: December 2015
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Alicia v
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
Cost free, Just show up..that's it
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VIivi7
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
I think an hour is more than enough...perhaps phone the Botswana tourism office and get all the details.
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coolsed
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Vuyelwa | Reviewed this property |
We visited the site on Sunday around lunch time....so I think they do.
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