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How To Travel To Namibia

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By plane

The primary entrance point for air traffic is Hosea Kutako International Airport, situated 45 minutes east of Windhoek. Flights are available from Frankfurt, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Maun, Harare, Lusaka, and Luanda. Flights to and from South Africa are operated by South African Airways, British Airways, Airlink, South African Express, and the no-frills Kulula.com. Flights to Luanda are operated by TAAG Angola Airlines.

By car

There are nine frequently utilized border crossings with neighboring counties:

Angola

  • Oshikango (Santa Clara),  +264 (0)65 26-4615, fax: +264 (0)65 26-4616.  
  • Ruacana, +264 (0)65 27-0290, fax: +264 (0)65 27-0010. 

Botswana

  • Buitepos (Mamuno),  +264 (0)62 56-0404, fax: +264 (0)62 56-0418. On the Trans-Kalahari-Highway, connecting the B6 and A2 between Gobabis and Ghanzi 
  • Mhembo (Shakawe),  +264 (0)66 25-9900, fax: +264 (0)66 25-9902.  

South Africa

  • Araimsvlei (Naroegas),  +264 (0)63 28-0057, fax: +264 (0)63 28-0058. Connecting the B3 and N14 between Karasburg and Upington 
  • Verloorsdrift (Onseepkaans),  +264 (0)63 26-9134. Connecting the C10 and R358 between Karasburg and Pofadder 
  • Noordoewer (Vioolsdrift),  +264 (0)63 29-7122, fax: +264 (0)63 29-7021. Connecting the B1 and N7 between Keetmanshoop and Springbok 
  • Oranjemund (Alexander Bay),  +264 (0)63 23-2756, fax: +264 (0)63 23-3483.  

Zambia

  • Wenela (Sesheke),  +264 (0)66 25-3430, fax: +264 (0)66 25-2293.  

By International bus

International bus services entering Namibia are most convenient from Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg, and Gaborone.

  • Intercape Minaliner [www] provides bus service from Windhoek to Victoria Falls, Capetown, and the Angolan border.
  • Monnakgotla travel operates a bus from Windhoek, Namibia, to Gaborone, Botswana, twice a week.
  • Insight Luxury Coaches operates a bus from Windhoek to Livingstone, Zambia, twice a week. Fares start at N$450. which is less than the Intercape fare

By train

TransNamib’s regular overnight train from Upington, South Africa, to Windhoek has been terminated. Train travel into and out of Namibia is no longer feasible.

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