All arrivals to Gaborone are done through Sir Seretse Khama International Airport which is 5 Km from the capital city. All participants will be collected from the airport by a bus. Please inform our project office of your arrival / departure times.

For the duration of the Olympiad we offer transfers between all venues. For all excursions transport is also provided by the IJSO -2018 LOC.

There are two main routes to Gaborone:

  1. Fly through OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, the journey takes 50 minutes.
  2. Fly through Hose Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, Namibia, the journey takes 80 minutes.


December IS VERY HOT season in Gaborone .Light clothing with a hat and or umbrella is advised. The temperature can rise to well above 35 degrees Celsius during the day with the nights being around 25-28 degree Celsius.