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Kolobeng
Kolobeng

Kolobeng is one of the early churches and formal schools in Botswana, established by the missionary doctor David Livingstone of the London Missionary Society. He was the first western medical doctor to practice in Botswana. He set up the mission at this place because it was close to the Kolobeng river which was then known as "The river that never dries up". This is where he introduced Bakwena to irrigation and European methods of building.

It is also the place where he won over his first Motswana convert, Kgosi Sechele I of Bakwena. At this monument there are remnants of the mud brick walls of the buildings that used to be there. There are also imported ceramics, Late Iron Age pottery and gunflints. Other finds at the site include the graves of Elizabeth, Livingstone's daughter, Dolman, an adventurer, and John Coleman, his servant.

Driving Directions:

The ruins of Kolobeng mission are situated in the Kweneng District. The monument is half an hours drive away from Gaborone, on the Thamaga-Kanye Road. Go past Kumakwane. The site is on the left, immediately after crossing the Kolobeng River
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