Accommodation

HELINA 2019 will take place at the University of Botswana Conference Centre in Gaborone. Location (google maps). The venue is less than 1km from the University of Botswana main campus. There are nearby hotels and lodges which have offered reduced rate to conference participants (Quote ‘UB – HELINA 2019’ when booking).

  1. City Mews on Independence Avenue Self Catering Apartments. City Mews offer modern, secure, and centrally located on Independence Avenue. The town houses have two bedrooms; the apartments have one or two bedrooms. All are fully serviced with DSTV and Wi-Fi. Independence Avenue is a prime location, close to both the Central Business District and the City Centre. https://citymews.co.bw/ Rooms @ BWP800 per night.
  2. Innisfree self-catering apartments (provides breakfast) (950m from venue) http://www.innisfreeapartments.co.bw
    • Luxury studio room – double bed, TV, wifi, shower, air conditioning, kitchenette. Complimentary breakfast for one person, extra person pays P45 --@ P695/night
    • Family suite – Free unlimited wifi access, TV, Air Conditioning, one bedroom, shower, sleeper couch in the lounge, balcony and kitchenette. Free breakfast for two people and extra person pays P45. --@ P895/night
  3. Self-catering, does not provide lunch and dinner

    Shuttle service on request. P130 per journey

  4. Indaba Lodge (1.8 km from venue) https://www.indabagaborone.co.bw
    • Standard or twin/sharing Room at P1165/night
    • Breakfast at P150
    • Lunch at P250
    • Dinner at P250
    • Shuttle service at P50/journey
  5. Peermont Mondior (1.3km from venue) https://www.peermont.com/hotels/gaborone/peermont-mondior
  6. Avani https://www.avanihotels.com/en/gaborone
  7. Hana Guest House Lodge – Tel: (+267) 390 3506
  8. Havilla Guest House – Tel: (+267) 3916465 or (+267) 76056662
  9. Regent Select Hotel http://www.regentselect.co.bw/lodge.php
  10. Also check Botswana Tourism Organisation

Local Public Transport

  • Public transport within Gaborone consists of combis/minibuses, taxis and cabs.
  • Licensed taxis are identified by their number plates, which have a blue background. These are usually shared and carry up to five passengers. A journey in a taxi costs P5, or P20 if it is ‘special’ to take a single individual to their destination on its route.
  • Minibus taxis are also available and travel a specific route, and pass through the station or mall. These are easily hailed and passengers usually tell the driver to stop when they want.