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Mashatu Nature Reserve ( Pty) Ltd

Mashatu Nature Reserve ( Pty) Ltd is an associate company of BDC. Mashatu Nature Reserve is a luxurious executive lodge located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana.  The lodge boasts 14 luxurious suites at the main camp and 8 twin tents with private-en-suite facilities at the tent camp, with a combined capacity of hosting 44 people. Activities provided include: cycle safaris, walking safaris, horse safaris, specialised education & entertainment children’s programme, cultural village excursion, photography and cable car crossing when the Limpopo River is flowing.


Trans Union is an associate company of BDC, which is owned by Trans Union South Africa and BDC . The Company's main activity is to conduct credit checks for financial institutions and other business. It is a credit bureau- company that collects information from various sources and provides consumer credit information.

Peermont Global Botswana

Peermont Global (Botswana) Limited is an associate company of BDC. The company operates businesses in the   hospitality industry comprising Hotels, Conferencing and Casino operations. The company is recognised in the local market as one of the dominant operators in the hospitality industry. The company operates in Gaborone and Francistown. The Gaborone International Convention Centre (G.I.C.C) and the Wallmont Hotel at the Grand Palm are two well-known operations within the company's portfolio.

L P Amusement

A company that operates an amusement centre at Lion Park. The park has various water features and activities such as paintball, camping sites and lion viewing in an enclosure. The park also boasts a Conferencing facility which can be used for other events such as weddings and parties. Lion Park has the following rides: wave pool; super tube and tower; speed slide; kiddies slide; pool slides; lazy boats; train; big wheel; star dancer; waltzer; roller coaster; cup and saucer; Charlie go-go; and swings.

Fairground Holdings

Fairgrounds Holdings ( Pty) Ltd is a 100% subsidiary of BDC. The company is trading as Botswana Conference and Exhibition Centre and boasts over 10, 000 square metres  of covered exhibition space, a 1000 seater conference chamber, seminar rooms seating up to 350 delegates, 10 breakaway rooms catering for 30 persons each and offices for organisers, secretariat and other support staff. The Centre is fully serviced with security and media facilities, ample parking and restaurant.

Botswana Export Credit Insurance (BECI)

Founded in 1996, BECI is the only credit insurer in Botswana; a private company which is a subsidiary of BDC. The company's key operations are in export credit insurance, invoice discounting, debt collection, legal insurance, and construction bonds. BECI’s primary function is to provide an enabling environment and support both exporting companies and those businesses selling locally, by offering Trade Credit Insurance to protect them from the risk of non-payment by credit customers.

Cresta Marakanelo

Cresta Marakanelo is the operating company for the eight Cresta Hotels in Botswana. The company was established in 1987, when Cresta Hospitality was awarded the Management contract for the Marakanelo Hotels in Botswana. Cresta is recognised in the local market as the largest hotel operator both in the number of rooms (eight hotels and 724 rooms) and in the geographical spread of its hotels. There is no other hotel operator that has such a dominant presence in the larger cities in Botswana as well as the key tourist areas.