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There are 7 ways to get from Cape Town to Okavango Delta by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly, drive  •  13h 40m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Maun (MUB) CPT - MUB
  2. Drive from Maun to Okavango Delta

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Bus, train, drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Tlokweng
  3. Take the train from Gaborone to Francistown
  4. Take the bus from Francistown to Maun
  5. Drive from Maun to Okavango Delta

5 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  43h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
  3. Take the bus from Gaborone to Maun
  4. Drive from Maun to Okavango Delta

Bus, drive via Cape Town  •  44h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
  3. Take the bus from Gaborone to Maun
  4. Drive from Maun to Okavango Delta

Bus, drive via Cape Town #2  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
  3. Take the bus from Gaborone to Maun
  4. Drive from Maun to Okavango Delta

Drive  •  35h 51m

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Okavango Delta 2430.4 km

Drive via Bellville  •  36h 26m

  1. Drive from Bellville to Okavango Delta 2429.7 km

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Botswana due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Botswana

Domestic travel is restricted within Botswana due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Botswana

International flights leaving South Africa are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: September 25 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Okavango Delta is to bus and train and drive which costs R 1 300 - R 2 100 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The fastest way to get from Cape Town to Okavango Delta is to fly and drive which takes 13h 40m and costs R 5 500 - R 7 000.

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The distance between Cape Town and Okavango Delta is 1687 km. The road distance is 2430.4 km.

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It takes approximately 13h 40m to get from Cape Town to Okavango Delta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to Maun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Okavango Delta is 2430 km. It takes approximately 35h 51m to drive from Cape Town to Okavango Delta.

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Air Botswana and Airlink offer flights from Capetown Airport to Maun Airport.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 14 - R 18.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Okavango Delta.
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  • Distance: 1687.3 km
  • Duration: 13h 40m

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Okavango Delta, Botswana?

There is no direct connection from Cape Town to Okavango Delta. However, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Maun, then take the drive to Okavango Delta. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Johannesburg, take the bus to Gaborone, take the bus to Maun, then take the drive to Okavango Delta.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Capetown to Maun
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Capetown to Maun via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Standard
$7
Business
$12
1st Class
$19
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
+ (011) 852 6120
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Eagle Liner
Phone
+27 87 150 1895
Email
customercare@eagleliner.co.za
Website
eagleliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
eagleliner.co.za
AT and T Monnakgotla
Phone
267 3995900
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Maun
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Tlokweng
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$21
Flexi
$23
Full Flexi
$25
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$35 - $60
Flexi
$35 - $55
Saver
$30 - $50
Greyhound ZA
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Francistown to Maun
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
seabelo.bw
TransLux Express
Phone
+27 86 158 9282
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
res.prasa.com
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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