Lobatse is a town in south-eastern Botswana, 70 kilometres south of the capital Gaborone, situated in a valley running north towards Gaborone and close to the border with South Africa. Lobatse has a population of 29,800 (Central Statistics Office, 2002). The town is an administrative district, with a town council.[2]

Lobatse is located in Botswana
Coordinates: 25°13′S 25°40′E / 25.217°S 25.667°E / -25.217; 25.667
DistrictSouth-East District
1,188 m (3,898 ft)
 • Total29,082
Time zoneGMT +2

Government and infrastructureEdit

Lobatse Senior Secondary School is located in Lobatse. The Botswana Prison Service (BPS) operates the Lobatse Prison.[3] The High Court of Botswana has a branch in Lobatse. There is a psychiatric hospital known as Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital. The town is also home the *Botswana Meat Commission (BMC). Lobatse Stadium with a capacity of 20 000 seats is home to local sports teams.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Lobatse is twinned with:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2011 census". Archived from the original on 11 January 2013.
  2. ^ Laws of Botswana Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine, Ministry of Local Government Archived 2009-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Prisons and Rehabilitation." (Archive) Government of Botswana. Retrieved on 26 March 2013.