Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 07, 2013 12:58 am

Hi guys - some advice from those who've travelled this road through Botswana to Namibia before...

We are planning a family trip to Etosha returning through our beloved Kgalagadi. Now obviously we want to get to Etosha in as short a time as possible.
We'll be leaving from Secunda on a Friday at noon. My aim is to travel as follows to Etosha:

1. FRIDAY: Secunda to Zeerust - 400km, sleep over
2. SATURDAY: Leave very early - e.g. 3am or 4am - cross the border into Bots and take the Kalahari highway.
Can you drive this whole stretch in a day and get to Windhoek or at least Gobabis? 926km to Gobabis, 1150km to Windhoek. I normally drive Secunda to Twee Rivieren in one stretch and that's 1200km, but I know there are normally lots of donkeys and cattle on the roads in Botswana...?
If not - where do you suggest we overnight - bearing in mind it will be myself, the missus and 2 small kiddos.
3. SUNDAY: Gobabis/Windhoek to Okaukuejo (Etosha).

Any thoughts? Am I a madman? -O :-?

Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 07, 2013 7:08 am

Very do-able Snorkel. I have done the transkalhari a few times. A ggod call will be from Zeerus (early) and then overnight just after the Namibia border. I normally use a place called Kalahari Bush Breaks. It's on the left, about 6k's after the border.

Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 07, 2013 10:58 am

Sounds like an awesome trip O/\ O/\

Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 07, 2013 6:55 pm

No idea, Snorkel, but iNdy will know! Depends on the composition of the party, maybe? :-?

Also, remember the Marmite! :twisted:



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Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 07, 2013 10:11 pm

O/\ O/\ O/\ an expedition \O
enjoy, enjoy, have a safe trip and nice..... TT maybe ;-)

Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 21, 2013 11:18 am

Thanks folks.
Marmite?? Why?

iNdlovu - do you have a website link for that place? :-)

Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 21, 2013 6:11 pm

Here you go

http://www.kalaharibushbreaks.com/

Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 21, 2013 6:16 pm

Marmite makes any meal perfect, Snorkel! Especially brunch! And it is long-lasting! :-)

Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 21, 2013 9:53 pm

Snorkel, RP thinks marmite solves all meal problems =O: =O: =O:

Re: Trans Kalahari Highway - travel to Namibia?

Tue May 21, 2013 10:09 pm

and thinks only to eat... I hope you will see/have/do anything else 0*\ \O