This mining town is known for its copper-nickel mine which provides much of the employment
in the area although the mine is also responsible for the slight sulphur smell which
occurs occasionally in the town. The town is more commonly referred to as Phikwe
rather than by its full name.
Selebi-Phikwe has few places of interest in the town itself although Letsibogo Dam
and the Lepokole Hills perhaps deserve a mention. The dam supplies water to Gaborone
and is a good spot for bird-watching attracting various waterbirds. The Dam also
plays host to a variety of water sports especially on weekends.
There are a few supermarkets with Spar and Shoprite the best options situated close
to the centre.
The town centre has a few banks, hardware stores and a bookshop as well as the usual
filling stations in the town itself.
The Lepokole Hills, just north of Bobonong, are the southernmost extension of the
Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe. There are some bushmen rock painting sites among the picturesque
outcrops as well as archaeological remains. The Hills have no facilities but plans
have been made to develop the area to try to attract more visitors.