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There are 4 ways to get from Nelspruit to Kalahari Desert by plane or taxi

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 Nelspruit to Maun, travel  •  12h 40m

  1. Fly from Nelspruit (MQP) to Maun (MUB) MQP - MUB
  2. Travel from Maun to Kalahari Desert

3 alternative options

Fly Nelspruit to Gaborone, travel  •  12h 52m

  1. Fly from Nelspruit (MQP) to Gaborone (GBE) MQP - GBE
  2. Travel from Gaborone to Kalahari Desert

Taxi to Skukuza, fly to Maun, travel  •  28h 6m

  1. Take a taxi from Nelspruit to Skukuza
  2. Fly from Skukuza (SZK) to Maun (MUB) SZK - MUB
  3. Travel from Maun to Kalahari Desert

Taxi to Skukuza, fly to Gaborone, travel  •  14h 32m

  1. Take a taxi from Nelspruit to Skukuza
  2. Fly from Skukuza (SZK) to Gaborone (GBE) SZK - GBE
  3. Travel from Gaborone to Kalahari Desert

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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: November 28 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nelspruit and Kalahari Desert is 950 km.

It takes approximately 12h 40m to get from Nelspruit to Kalahari Desert, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Nelspruit Airport is to taxi which takes 25 min and costs R 310 - R 370.

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Map of how to get from Nelspruit to Kalahari Desert.
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  • Distance: 950 km
  • Duration: 12h 40m

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

There is no direct connection from Nelspruit to Kalahari Desert. However, you can take the taxi to Nelspruit airport, fly to Maun, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Nelspruit airport, fly to Gaborone, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Nelspruit to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Nelspruit to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Nelspruit to Gaborone via Vilankulu, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Skukuza to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Skukuza to Maun via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Flights from Skukuza to Maun via Capetown
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Skukuza to Maun via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Flights from Skukuza to Maun via Nelspruit, Capetown
Ave. Duration
27h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Skukuza to Maun via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Skukuza to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Skukuza to Gaborone via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Nelspruit to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Nelspruit to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Skukuza to Maun via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Other operators
Taxi from Nelspruit to Skukuza
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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