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Botswana
Standards
Road Traffic:left side
Electricity:
Voltage:231V
Frequency:50 Hz
Plug types:G, M,
TV Systems:
System:PAL I
DVD-Region: 5
Geography

Location:
Southern Africa, north of South Africa
Area:
total: 600,370 sq km
land: 585,370 sq km
water: 15,000 sq km
Climate:
semiarid; warm winters and hot summers
Terrain:
predominantly flat to gently rolling tableland; Kalahari Desert in southwest
Economy
GDP: $17.24 billion (2005 est.)
GDP growth rate: 4.5% (2005 est.)
GDP per capita: $10,500 (2005 est.)
Inflation rate: 8.6% (2005 est.)
Currency: pula (BWP)
Exchange rates:
pulas per US dollar - 5.1104 (2005), 4.6929 (2004), 4.9499 (2003), 6.3278 (2002), 5.8412 (2001)
People
Population:
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2006 est.)
Growth rate: -0.04% (2006 est.)
Religions:
Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6% (2001 census)
Languages:
Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% (2001 census)
Government
Capital:
name: Gaborone
time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Independence:
30 September 1966 (from UK)


Note: Information on Botswana was mainly sourced from CIA's World Factbook and may represent an American point of view. To learn more about Botswana, please visit one of the links below.


House for sale in Maun, Botswana

Attractractive riverfront property

Africa » Botswana Real Estate » Okavango » Maun
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$65,000 USD

House for sale in Maun, Botswana
Property:House
Year built:2000
Area in sq. feet:1,198.88
Lot size in sq. feet:16,651.77
Price in USD:$65,000

For sale - fully-furnished property owned by expatriates leaving Botswana early this year. Title deeds available and registered under their company; WhiteCap Agencies (Pty) Ltd. Plot dimensions are (1547m²), or roughly 40m x 40m.

 

The property is situated in the Tsanakona area, along the western bank of the beautiful Thamalakane River (an off-shoot of the world-famous Okavango Delta) approx. 8km from the town centre of Maun with only a short 1km dirt road to the property (accessible by small cars). It is in a quiet and undeveloped part of the village with vacant plots on all fronts lending an air of exclusivity. In actual fact, the surrounding land has been reserved for future tourism property development, which means the property will only appreciate in value in years to come. The manner in which it is designed, and the fact that it is fully self-contained and furnished, makes it ideally suited for a small guest lodge. It is also ideal as a base for safari operators, or for expatriates looking for fully furnished accommodation in Maun.

 

Another one of the property's best qualities is the fact that the existing buildings were constructed in one corner (roughly one third) of the plot leaving ample room for further development on the remaining two thirds of the plot.

 

The property itself is very appealing, but somewhat rustic in quality. The brick under corrugated buildings are seven years old and include a separate living area with three bedrooms, separate bathroom/toilet and shower/toilet. A unique feature is the semi-detached open-plan kitchen with an umbrella thorn tree growing through the roof. Adjoining lounge/dining room and office/study cum spare room. All these buildings together measure approx. 111m² and form an “L” shape. A large open veranda cum carport completes the remaining part of the building with concrete paved floor measuring approx. 55m². There are also two outbuildings, i.e. Dura (portable) huts; one is used as the domestic worker’s quarters with separate outside shower and flush toilet, and the other is used a storeroom/tool shed.

 

There is a well-maintained 12000l tough/durable vinyl pool sunken in the ground with pump and filter. For children’s entertainment there is a large 10ft free-standing trampoline and a sturdy, but portable swing.

 

6ft security fencing with walling on three sides, but no walling in front of property, as this would obscure attractive river view. It has several small/medium indigenous trees (25 in all) and a small attractive/manageable garden. Electricity is supplied by Botswana Power Corporation and the property has its own electrically operated borehole with an excellent supply of safe, clean potable water. The 30m borehole yields up to 1000l/hr and water is pumped into 5000l tank on a 6m tank stand.

Features & Amenities

Air Conditioning
Appliances
Children's Playground
Lake View
Maid's Bathroom
Maid's Quarters
Refrigerator
Satellite TV
Stove/Cook top
Studio Room
Telephone
Washing Machine / Washer
Waterfront

Property Highlights

Garage
Fully Furnished
Quiet Neighborhood
Space for further development
Security fenced
Verandah cum carport

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This House for sale in Maun, Botswana was first listed on 2007-01-17 14:38:20.

Listing's direct URL ¬
Listing No. 12915
Stories:1
Bedrooms:3
Baths:2
Sleeps:6
Parking spaces:4

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