in Central District, Botswana

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-21.312 and 25.376 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -21° 18' 41" and E 25° 22' 35"
Currency and Currency Code:
Pula - BWP
Spoken languages:
English, Tswana
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 10:01 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Gaborone
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:49 am and 5:43 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
20.013 and -155.278 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Kukui Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Botswana in Southern Africa

Safety Score: 3,2 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Botswana.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Botswana. Last Update: 2020-06-03 07:22:25

Delve into Orapa

Orapa in Central District with it's 9,189 habitants is located in Botswana about 233 mi (or 376 km) north of Gaborone, the country's capital town.

Current time in Orapa is now 10:01 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Gaborone with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Orapa. The closest airport in Botswana is Orapa Airport in a distance of 5 mi (or 8 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Serowe, Francistown, Masunga, Maun and Molepolole. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 22°C / 72 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Evening Temperature 24°C / 74 °F
Night Temperature 13°C / 56 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 32%
Air Pressure 1022 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (5 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Thursday, 4th of June 2020

23°C (74 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 5th of June 2020

21°C (70 °F)
13°C (56 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Saturday, 6th of June 2020

21°C (70 °F)
12°C (54 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Debswana - Seolo Hotel

1,6 mi
Finch Street
001 Orapa

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Komatsu Mining Trucks - Orapa Diamond Mine

Published: December 19, 2007
Length: 32:59 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: marsicana

Komatsu mining trucks carrying waste rock in the Orapa diamond mine, Botswana.

200-ton Caterpillar 789Cs on Orapa Diamond Mine

Published: December 19, 2007
Length: 45:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: marsicana

Two passing Caterpillar 789C mining trucks on Orapa diamond mine, Botswana.

Caterpillar 789C Mining Trucks

Published: December 19, 2007
Length: 35:14 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: marsicana

Some more Caterpillar 789C mining trucks transporting waste on the Orapa diamond mine, Botswana.

Close-up Komatsu Mining Truck

Published: December 19, 2007
Length: 11:22 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: marsicana

Another Komatsu mining truck making a close pass on the Orapa diamond mine in Botswana.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Orapa is a town located in the Central District of Botswana. It is the site of the Orapa diamond mine, one of the largest diamond mines in the world, and is considered to be the diamond capital of the country. Nearby is another kimberlite mine owned by Lucara Diamond, thought to have very large reserves of diamonds. The town has four schools, one of which teaches in English, serving a community containing a high proportion of expatriates.

Located at -21.3339, 25.3647 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Botswana, Central District (Botswana)

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Orapa, ORP, Орапа