Campsites in Palapye
Large town in Botswana located halfway between Francistown and Gaborone. It is situated by the Lotsane River, towards the Central-Eastern edge of Botswana. It has become a convenient stopover over the years on one of Southern Africa’s principal North–South rail and road routes. A great camping stop over.
The first people believed to have settled in the town are the Bamangwato people. The settlement of Phalatswe, also called Old Palapye, was the capital of the Bamangwato people in the beginning of the 20th century. The ruins of Phalatswe still stand today, a few kilometres away from the centre of the town.
Summer months are from mid-September to mid-April. They are very hot and there are many thunderstorms. Daytime temperatures reaching up to 40°C. Winters are dry and mild.