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There are 3 ways to get from Richards Bay to Kalahari Desert by plane

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Fly to Maun, travel  •  12h 45m

  1. Fly from Richards Bay (RCB) to Maun (MUB) RCB - MUB
  2. Travel from Maun to Kalahari Desert

2 alternative options

Fly to Gaborone, travel  •  12h 27m

  1. Fly from Richards Bay (RCB) to Gaborone (GBE) RCB - GBE
  2. Travel from Gaborone to Kalahari Desert

Fly to Windhoek, travel  •  14h 22m

  1. Fly from Richards Bay (RCB) to Windhoek (WDH) RCB - WDH
  2. Travel from Windhoek to Kalahari Desert

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Botswana

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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: January 26 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Richards Bay and Kalahari Desert is 1192 km.

It takes approximately 12h 45m to get from Richards Bay to Kalahari Desert, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Richards Bay Airport to Maun Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Air Botswana and Airlink offer flights from Richards Bay Airport to Maun Airport.

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The best way to get from Richards Bay to Richards Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs R 85 - R 110.

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Map of how to get from Richards Bay to Kalahari Desert.
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  • Distance: 1191.5 km
  • Duration: 12h 45m

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

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

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Richards Bay to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Richards Bay to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Richards Bay to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Richards Bay to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $750
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Richards Bay to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650

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