|The Sleeping Giant|
|Elevation||1,287 m (4,222 ft)|
|Location||South-East District, Botswana|
Kgale Hill (Setswana for "The Place that Dried Up") is a hill located in Gaborone, Botswana. Nicknamed "The Sleeping Giant", Kgale Hill reaches a summit elevation of 1,287 metres (4,222 ft) above sea level. The hill used to be home to a television repeater and is now a tourist destination.
Climbing and recreation
The hill is the site of the PPC King of the Hill race, a collaboration between PPC Botswana and the Gaborone Runners Club. The 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) race begins at the PPC Botswana office, travels past Game City Mall, winds around the Kgale Quarry, climbs up the hill, and goes back to the PPC Botswana office.
Filming for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency took place at the foot of Kgale Hill, giving rise to the nickname "Kgalewood" for the set. The show's producers signed a ten-year lease for the area, and the Botswana government has invested US$5 million in the TV show in order to develop the set for tourism.
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