Driving to Namibia
From Cape Town, the N7 freeway runs all the way up the Western Cape into Namibia, crossing the border at Vioolsdrift (also known as Noordoewer).
From Johannesburg, follow the N14 to Upington and connect with the N10 freeway leading to Grunau in Namibia, brushing past the Augrabies National Park en route. Other border crossings include those at Vellorsdrif, Ariamsvlei and Klein Menasse.
The Trans-Kalahari Highway links Walvis Bay and Windhoek with Gaborone (Botswana) and Gauteng, (South Africa).
It’s also possible to enter Namibia from Botswana via the Mata Mata gate in Kgadigadi National Park, provided that you plan to spend at least two nights within the park and stop for immigration at Twee Rivieren.
The Trans-Caprivi highway runs through the Caprivi strip and via Botswana into Zimbabwe. An entrance fee applies to passenger cars and is payable at the border.
Coach travel is available on the Intercape Mainliner (www.intercape.co.za). Routes run to Windhoek from Cape Town and Johannesburg (via Upington), as well as to and from Livingstone (Zambia) and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).