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

Government and infrastructure

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.

Twin towns – sister cities

Lobatse is twinned with:

See also


  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.