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There are 5 ways to get from Durban to Kalahari Desert by plane or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Durban to Maun, travel  •  13h 21m

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Maun (MUB) DUR - MUB
  2. Travel from Maun to Kalahari Desert

4 alternative options

Fly Durban to Gaborone, travel  •  14h 13m

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Gaborone (GBE) DUR - GBE
  2. Travel from Gaborone to Kalahari Desert

Bus to Pietermaritzburg, fly to Maun, travel  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
  2. Fly from Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Maun (MUB) PZB - MUB
  3. Travel from Maun to Kalahari Desert

Bus to Pietermaritzburg, fly to Gaborone, travel  •  15h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
  2. Fly from Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Gaborone (GBE) PZB - GBE
  3. Travel from Gaborone to Kalahari Desert

Fly Durban to Windhoek, travel  •  16h 3m

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Windhoek (WDH) DUR - WDH
  2. Travel from Windhoek to Kalahari Desert

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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: December 1 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Durban and Kalahari Desert is 1178 km.

It takes approximately 13h 21m to get from Durban to Kalahari Desert, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Durban Airport to Maun Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 10m and has one stopover.

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Mango, Safair, Air Botswana and two other airlines offer flights from Durban Airport to Maun Airport.

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The best way to get from Durban to Durban Airport is to bus which takes 26 min and costs R 420 - R 600.

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Map of how to get from Durban to Kalahari Desert.
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  • Distance: 1178.1 km
  • Duration: 13h 21m

What companies run services between Durban, South Africa and Kalahari Desert, Botswana?

There is no direct connection from Durban to Kalahari Desert. However, you can take the bus to Durban Airport, take the walk to Durban airport, fly to Maun, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Durban Airport, take the walk to Durban airport, fly to Gaborone, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Durban to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Durban to Maun via Capetown
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $900
Flights from Durban to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $500
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Durban to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $450
Flights from Durban to Windhoek via Capetown
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Durban to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Durban to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $370
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durban to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
+27 (0)11 213 9953/4/5
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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