Tlokweng is a village located directly adjacent to the capital of Botswana, Gaborone, in the South-East District. It can be considered part of the conurbation of Gaborone. Tlokweng stands on the other side of the river, and is on the road to the border with South Africa, the border post being just 15 km to the east. The population was 35,982 at the 2011 census. It is now part of Gaborone agglomeration, home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The tribe originating from Tlokweng is referred to as Batlokwa. Many people from across Botswana have come to seek permanent and sometimes temporary settlement in Tlokweng because of its proximity to the capital city where most jobs are.[2]

Tlokweng is located in Botswana
Coordinates: 24°40′S 25°58′E / 24.667°S 25.967°E / -24.667; 25.967
DistrictSouth-East District
1,002 m (3,287 ft)
 • Total35,982
Time zoneGMT +2

In literatureEdit

Tlokweng is associated with a main character in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith. The protagonist, Mma Precious Ramotswe, marries Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, born and raised in Tlokweng. J.L.B. Matekoni is the proprietor of a garage in Gaborone named "Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors".

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "2011 census". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.
  2. ^ "Distribution of population by sex by villages and their associated localities: 2001 population and housing census". Archived from the original on 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2008-02-04.

Coordinates: 24°40′S 25°58′E / 24.667°S 25.967°E / -24.667; 25.967