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Ghanzi is known as the Capital of the Kalahari.
If you are coming in from Namibia, there are no buses that cross the border, but if you make it across to the border town Charles Hill there is a bus that leaves at 7:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and a few times later in the day for a very cheap price. It takes about 3.5 hours to get to Ghanzi from there due to numerous stops along the way.
Ghanzi is a stop over point for travelers wishing to visit the Okavango Delta; there are many lodges in the area and one filling station, namely Shell. It is the only available fill-up point between Kang and Maun, which is a span of about 500 km, if you are travelling to the Okavango Delta.
There are lots of interesting things to see in Ghanzi, as it is a Bushmen town. Kuru has a small shop there, where a person is able to buy various handcrafted bushmen articles. There are a few sightseeing spots in Ghanzi-Lions, cheetahs and wild dogs can be seen in big spots made available to them at the main gate of TauTona. There is also a place called "Ghanzi gat". This is a hole that was made while the tar road was being made in Ghanzi, but while using dynamite to break the rock open, the people accidentally opened a water vein. This filled the 40m deep hole with water.
An annual farm show in August attracts many people from all over southern Africa. It is also a great time where all the people in Ghanzi come together and celebrate.