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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 32m

  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 4m

  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 51m

  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 12m

  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  •  15h 44m

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

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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 5 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Durban and Kalahari Desert is 1178 km.

It takes approximately 13h 32m 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 6h 5m and has one stopover.

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Air Botswana, Safair and Airlink 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 32 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 32m

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 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Durban to Maun via Port Elizabeth, Capetown
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Durban to Maun via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Durban to Maun via Capetown
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Durban to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Durban to Gaborone via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Durban to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Durban to Windhoek via Port Elizabeth, Capetown
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Durban to Windhoek via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Durban to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$400 - $600
Flights from Durban to Maun via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $600
Flights from Durban to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$380 - $600
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
+ (011) 852 6120
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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