Welcome to Ramotswa, a charming village located in the South-East District of Botswana. Despite being overshadowed by the nearby capital of Gaborone, Ramotswa boasts a rich cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and a thriving local industry. Let’s explore what this hidden gem has to offer.
Ramotswa is the tribal capital of the BaLete people, an ethnic majority springing from the Nguni tribe. The village is home to 27,760 people according to the 2011 census. One of the most notable figures from Ramotswa is Kgosi Mosadi Seboko, the first woman to serve as a paramount chief in Botswana. Her presence in the House of Chiefs was hailed as a victory for women’s rights in southern Africa.
The main industry in Ramotswa is a wheat flour mill, which provides employment opportunities for many locals. The village also manufactures metal products, contributing to the local economy. Nearby Otse is the site for Moeding College, a secondary school originally established during the colonial era. The school for the disabled run by the Campbill Rankoromane Community educational center is also located in Otse. Police XI, Botswana Premier League champions for 2006, are based in Otse as well.
Ramotswa’s climate is semi-arid, with a tree and shrub savanna vegetation. Although only a fifth of the area is farmed, the density of cattle, goats, and sheep is high. On the outskirts of the village lies Mothubakwane ward, where a prominent figure Tlotlo Oepeng lives. Other notable places include Siga ward, home to Killer Giants, the local football club, Lesetlhana ward housing the central business district, and Taung village where the industry lies.
Ramotswa is also home to several notable natives and residents, including Mosadi Seboko, the Motswana chief of the Balete people in Botswana, football players Donald Thobega and Ofentse Nato.
If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss the chance to visit Otse, where you can see a colony of vultures from the cliffs overlooking the hamlet. Ramotswa is a perfect destination for those who want to experience the authentic culture and lifestyle of Botswana. Book your trip now and discover the hidden treasures of Ramotswa!