Rand Bay Botanical Gardens & Resort was established in 2019 as a location of leisure, and to offer a variety of recreational activities. THE MIDWEEK SUN

Btrees and take care of them than buy plants because they wanted a very unique setup of a modern, yet natural garden. They host events including; corporate retreats, camping, social The ever greenery garden’ standard is events such as; weddings, birthday unmatched, as it boasts of water-themed celebrations, showers and any other features in the midst of the bush. celebratory social events.

Co-owner of this place, Ludo Boipelo They are transitioning into making Segwagwe who operates the place a hotel to have a full range of together with her husband, Obakeng services including accommodation Segwagwe, told Sun Expedition that the facilities. Apart from their wide range place is ideally suitable for getaways from of activities including kiddies fun moments, the city. Grand Bay Botanical Gardens

“This is a family friendly place of leisure & Resort also has a bar and restaurant and entertainment suitable for getaways offering those finger-licking treats. from the city,” Ludo said. This place is This even allows for self catering for located 35 km away from Gaborone along the guests. Their menu includes food Boatle and Mmankgodi, in an area called items like grills, scrumptious fries, Fikeng. The place is all about good vibes. cocktails and mocktails. Their mouthwatering

Their ‘water features into the bush ‘ juicy barbecue pork ribs and theme was inspired by their vision to grilled bream tastes divine. bring life into a bushy place. They have The couple told Sun Expedition that since curated amazing water features in their mission is to grow into a fancy the garden, including ponds, amazing rock lifestyle place for families and friends. water falls, as well as a swimming pool. This past weekend they hosted a These water features allow for a lovely the couple told view and especially perfect memories for Sun Expedition that they are introducing those who use the place for their events. more lifestyle events this month

The lovely green trees within the garden end. They would be adding long table are natural. They decided to nurture the branches food to their unique menu.

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interesting part about this bridge is that, it spans ‘The Mindset of A Winner’ launched

the Zambezi and Chobe rivers, linking Zambia BooK and Botswana.BTO Board Chairperson, Wincey

Ramaphoi highlighted that the expo serves as a

Oarabile Pheto recently published and situations that appear difficult can be Pheto added. He further said that this a new book called ‘The Mindset of a transformed through the human mind networking to gave him platform, the courage and fostering motivation to collaborations,

Winner’. yield success. He emphasised that through aim at winning in life. ‘The Mindset of a

BTTE is an eagerly anticipated annual event connecting local businesses with international

The book is an inspirational, practical self-discovery and the voice of others, he Winner’ therefore tells the story of the

where and motivational industry read meant professionals to change has and observed enthusiasts that failure is just a temporary markets, author and as he providing writes based opportunities on his personal for entrepreneurs

people’s mindsets for the better. It will setback on the road to success. He experiences which have contributed to

converge to celebrate and promote the nation’s and travelers.

be launched this Friday 24th November added that winning what one struggles to his life journey. He dubs this book as a

beauty 2023, where and the copies diversity. of the book The will expo achieve requires emphasizes perseverance. She valuable applauded tool for anyone partners, who is looking sponsors, and exhibitors,

be on sale. The author will also be available The book also provides a step-by-step for hope in what may seem like hopeless

sustainable tourism, highlighting Botswana’s land- for making the event a success and also for autographs. guidance for attaining a winner’s mindset situations.

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conservation and community engagement. This Botswana, forge partnerships, and inspire memointroapboslie

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coaching fundamentals from School Life tive outlooks of life. “Reading this book urged him to enlighten others that failure

tunity to explore the marvel that is the Kazungula “Despite challenges from the global pandemic,

in South Africa. helps one to understand how the human and success are only in the mind. Pheto is

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ing brilliance and a symbol of connectivity. The on adapting, innovating, and collectively navigating

mindset, process of building mindset, and find a room in our lives because they are Through this book launch, Pheto the two types of mindsets. harmful,” he said. “Having gone through expects to interact with book lovers.

Pheto said that the book reminds challenges that built an inferiority complex The launch will be held at Itekeng Hall people that nothing is impossible in life and fear, my life was filled with no hope,” in Orapa. turbulent times for the industry’s recovery,” she said. BTO Acting CEO,Keitumetse Setlang shared that BTO actively supports government and private sector initiatives across various tourism domains, cultivating both new and existing cultural, heritage, sports, adventure, gastronomy, and handicraft offerings.

“These events, covering sports, cultural activities, and more, prioritize community participation and generate economic benefits. BTO ensures private sector involvement in event services, promoting local transport, tour operators, and Destination Management Companies. In line with Eco-Tourism practices, BTO advocates for sourcing goods and services locally, aligning with the Eco-Certification Programme,” she said,

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place is ideally suitable for getaways from participants at this Expo to engage in meaningful

the city. discussions, network, and share knowledge and

“This is a family friendly place of leisure ideas on howc to collectively make tourism in

and entertainment suitable for getaways Botswana more sustainable and resilient.“We

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