Star Grading Application Process

Establishments are encouraged to obtain and familiarise themselves with definitions, minimum requirements and the grading criteria for each category before applying for grading under a particular category. Operators also need to consider their scope of operation.

The assessment is done with the cooperation and full knowledge of the operators. Operators are required to provide details of their operations as well as the desired grades of their facilities. The information is provided through the application form that has to be submitted to Botswana Tourism.

Grading Fees

The grading fees required to be paid by a tourist enterprise licensed under the Toursim Act (Cap. 42:09) shall be as follows:

Enterprise Type Fee (BWP)
Guesthouses (including Bed and breakfast) 1000
Self-catering 5,500
Selected serviced hotel 7,500
Fully serviced hotel 10, 000
Game Lodge and camps 10,000
Other Tourist Enterprises 5,000

Below are links to all the necessary forms to be used for applying for grading.

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