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There are 6 ways to get from Nelspruit to Kalahari Desert by plane, shuttle, bus 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  •  15h 20m

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

5 alternative options

Fly Nelspruit to Gaborone, travel  •  14h 42m

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

Shuttle to Johannesburg, fly to Gaborone, travel  •  14h 14m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Nelspruit to OR Tambo International Airport
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Gaborone (GBE) JNB - GBE
  3. Travel from Gaborone to Kalahari Desert

Shuttle to Johannesburg, fly to Maun, travel  •  14h 27m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Nelspruit to OR Tambo International Airport
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Maun (MUB) JNB - MUB
  3. Travel from Maun to Kalahari Desert

Fly Nelspruit to Windhoek, travel  •  14h 42m

  1. Fly from Nelspruit (MQP) to Windhoek (WDH) MQP - WDH
  2. Travel from Windhoek to Kalahari Desert

Bus, taxi to Skukuza, fly to Gaborone, travel  •  16h 11m

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Botswana

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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 4 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nelspruit and Kalahari Desert is 950 km.

It takes approximately 15h 20m 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 15m 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 shuttle which takes 45 min and costs R 600.

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Map of how to get from Nelspruit to Kalahari Desert.
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  • Distance: 950 km
  • Duration: 15h 20m

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 shuttle to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, take the walk to Nelspruit airport, fly to Maun, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, take the walk 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
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $800
Flights from Nelspruit to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Nelspruit to Gaborone via Vilankulu, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Flights from Johannesburg to Maun
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,900
Flights from Nelspruit to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Nelspruit to Windhoek via Capetown
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Skukuza to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Nelspruit to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Johannesburg to Maun
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,800
Flights from Johannesburg to Maun via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,800
Flights from Skukuza to Gaborone via Capetown
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Maun via Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Airbus France
Website
airbus.com
Flights from Nelspruit to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Bus operators
LimeTime Shuttle
Phone
087 094 9444
Website
limetimeshuttle.co.za
Shuttle from Nelspruit to OR Tambo International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
limetimeshuttle.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Other operators
Taxi from Hazyview to Skukuza
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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