stunning scenery

The Best View in Gaborone.

Join us at the Club House for food and drinks with a beautiful view or become a member and go out on the water and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Gaborone Dam has to offer. 

Opening Hours
Wednesday & Friday Saturday & Sunday
11am to 8pm
11am to 6pm

The Club is open to members at all times upon presentation of membership cards to the GYC security gate.

Club Water Activities

Our water-based activities include sailing, canoeing, rowing, and windsurfing (dam water levels permitting). We also organise various fun and fund-raising events, such as the Annual Raft Race, Club Parties, Quiz Nights etc. You must be a Club member to access the water. Become a member today!




Wind Surfing

Club Facilities & Events

Club Bar & Kitchen

Entry fee required for non-members (this does not entitle you to access to the water). During opening hours visitors are welcome to share the best view in town when the bar is open and food and snacks are served. Our menu is available to download.

Social Events

Social events include quizzes, themed parties, club outings to various parts of the dam, art exhibitions, the annual raft race and much more. For information on forthcoming activities please visit our Facebook site or join our Whatsapp group.

Club House Hire

The beautiful Club House facilities can be hired for private functions and we can provide conferencing, catering and bar facilities – for information on hiring out the Club please contact our Club Manager. We look forward to hosting you.

Available Facilities

Our Club House has a fully-catered for kitchen and bar with seating looking out on to the water. Bathrooms and WiFi are available on-site and the swimming pool, showers, and boat shed facilities are available to members. 

A Hidden Gem to Visit in Gaborone

About us

Gaborone Yacht Club, or GYC, is a registered member of the Botswana Yacht Racing Association (BYRA), Botswana Sports Council and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The Club is run by a committee and is registered with the Botswana Registrar of Societies.

The Club caters for sailing, canoeing and rowing and is open to members and their guests. Safety is of highest priority to the GYC and anybody going out on a boat is obliged to wear a life jacket.

Caring for the environment is also important for the Club and we expect members and visitors to respect the flora and fauna on the island and not litter.

Our History

Gaborone Yacht Club was established in 1965 with the first Commodore being Dr Standing. The club was originally located on the eastern side of Gaborone Dam, but in 1984 the Club secured a lease with Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) for the present site, at the tip of a peninsula on the Western side. Construction of the current facilities began in 1984 and the Club moved in in 1985.

In 1988 the dam wall was raised and when the dam filled the new site became an island. For many years, when the dam was full, the only access to the site was by ferry. We now have a raised causeway, which allows for vehicle access all year round.

Check Out Our Club

Take a peek inside our Wonderworld

Gain access to the water and member exclusive benefits.

We look forward to hosting you!

Get in Touch


Club Manager: Sue
Phone: +267 71 579 707


Leaving from Kgale circle, travel east, over the railway line. Just after the sharp 90 degree bend, turn right into the dirt road (there is a large sign), through the Water Utilities Corporation gate and follow the signs to Gaborone Yacht Club.

Alternatively travel south along Old Lobatse Road past the Department of Water Affairs and with Old Naledi to your right. After the first speed bump, but before the 90 degree bend, turn left into the dirt road, through the Water Utilities Corporation gate and follow the sign to Gaborone Yacht Club.