Botswana Border Posts

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Botswana – Zimbabwe

 

Kazungula

06:00 – 18:00 hrs

Closest Town: Kazungula (2.29km), Impalila (8.09km)

The tiny village of Kazungula serves as the border post between Botswana and Zimbabwe and is situated close to Kasane. Kasane forms the gateway to the Chobe National park. Kazungula is also the docking point for the Kazungula ferry. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Goods acquired outside the country must be declared. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office. The motorized pontoon ferry operates between the border posts at Kazungula Zambia and Kasane Botswana. It is one of the largest ferries in South Central Africa crossing the 400 m wide Zambezi River and the ferry has a capacity of 70 tonnes.

Address: 13km or 17min East of Kasane, Chobe/Kasane, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 41, Kasane, Botswana

Tel: +267 625 1303

Fax: +267 625 1315

 

Pandamatenga

08:00 – 17:00 hrs

Closest Town: Pandamatenga (1.28km)

The Pandamatenga village and border post is located in the North West of Botswana on the border line between them and Zimbabwe. A valid passport book and your vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Goods acquired outside the country must be declared at border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office. This is one of the smaller border post and a lot quieter than the Kazungula post.

Address: Pandamatenga, Huntersroad, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 95, Kasane, Botswana

Tel:  +267 623 2025

Tel2:  +267 623 2029

 

Ramokgwebane – Plumtree

06:00 – 20:00 hrs

Closest Town: Ramokgwebane (8.96km), Plumtree (11.6km)

This is the border Control Post close to the eastern border of Botswana and Plumtree, Zimbabwe. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Goods bought outside the country must be declared. For any clarifications on this matter contact the Customs office. The town lies on a railway connection.

Address: Eastern Botswana/Tuli, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 1, Ramokgwebana, Botswana

Tel:  +267 248 9266

Fax: +267 248 9286

 

Botswana – Zambia 

 

Kazungula Ferry

06:00 – 18:00 hrs

Closest Town: Kazungula (1.69km), Imaplila (6.99km)

Kazungula ferry is situated between Botswana and Zambia. It is a pontoon ferry that will take you across the Zambezi River and it operates between the border at Kazungula and Kasana. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car, and goods acquired outside the country must be declared. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: 13km or 16min E of Kasane, Chobe/Kasane, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 41, Kasane, Botswana

Tel:  +267 625 0420

 

Botswana – Namibia

 

Mamuno/Buitepos – Trans Kalahari

07:00 – 24:00 hrs

Closest Town: Buitepos (1.88km), Mamuno (2.47km)

Mamuno Border Control is the post on the Botswana side between Botswana and Namibia. Namibia’s daylight saving time (GMT+1) is from the first Sunday of April to first Sunday in September. (ie. The times specified could then be an hour earlier). It is a dirt road. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate, for any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office. Old rock art and engravings can be found behind the Customs and Immigration staff houses.

Address: Ghanzi/Western Botswana, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 69, Charles Hill, Botswana

Tel: +267 659 2013

Tel2: +267 65 92 064

Fax: +267 659 2271

 

Mohembo/Shakawe

06:00 – 18:00 hrs

Closest Town: Muhembo (3.50km), Nova (7.01km)

This is the border post between Namibia and Botswana, situated on the northern end of the Okavango. Namibia’s daylight saving time (GMT+1) is from the first Sunday of April to first Sunday in September. (i.e. The times specified could then be an hour earlier). There is also a ferry situated and the post. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: Okavango/Moremi, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 197, Skakawe, Botswana

Tel: +267 687 5505

Fax: +267 687 5524

 

Ngoma Bridge (Chobe)

07:00 – 18:00 hrs

Closest Town: Ngoma Bridge (62m), Ngoma (1.57km)

Ngoma is the Border point between Namibia and Botswana. Namibia’s daylight saving time (GMT+1) is from the first Sunday of April to first Sunday in September. Please phone ahead as opening times may vary with the change of seasons. There is little else but the border post suspended high above the river. Check with Botswana embassy or consulate for information on visa requirements. Have your passport and drivers license on hand as well as sufficient funds to facilitate your stay. Please phone ahead as opening times may vary with the change of seasons. There are fuel stations in Kasane about an hour’s drive away. For any clarifications on custom matters please contact the Customs office.

Address: Chobe/Kasane, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 346, Kasane, Botswana

Contact: Border Control

Tel: +267 620 0050

Tel2: +267 623 6002

 

Impalila Island

07:00 – 18:00 hrs

Closest Town: Kasane (557m), Impalila (5.24km)

There is a border post off the main street in Kasane on the river bank that deals with all border, customs and immigration functions necessary for visits to Impalila Island which is across the river in Namibia. Access to the island is for lodge guests only and they are taken across the river in small power boats. There is secure parking in the grounds of the Immigration office and guests are transported from there to Namibian Immigration, which is on Impalila Island, by small boats. The boat trip takes about 15 minutes. At the end of their stay on Impalila Island they are brought back via the same boats after exiting Namibian Immigration and then they re-enter Botswana at the same office in Kasane. There is also an airstrip on Impalila Island for access by air.

Address: Main street Kasane, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 381, Kasane, Botswana

Tel: +267 625 0252

 

Botswana – South Africa

 

Middlepits

08:00 – 16:00 hrs

Closest Town: Middlepits (6m), Bogogobo (3.46km)

Middlepits town and the border post is situated in the Kgalagadi district and forms the border between Botswana and South Africa. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.7

Address: Kgalagadi, Botswana

Postal: Bag M10, Tsabong, Botswana

Contact: Border Control

Tel: +267 653 0060

Fax: +267 653 0069

 

Martins Drift

08:00 – 18:00 hrs

Closest Town: Martin’s Drift (308m), Groblersburg (738m)

Martin’s Drift is the border post on the Botswana side between Botswana and South Africa. It is important to have a valid passport and sufficient funds to facilitate your stay when reaching the border post. Also please enquire as to the Custom regulations before embarking on your trip. All foreign goods must be declared upon entry. This is also an important spot for the mining of diamonds, a big part of the Botswana economy.

Address: Eastern Botswana/Tuli, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 100, Sherwood, Botswana

Tel: +267 491 5907

Tel2: +267 491 5913

Fax: +267 491 5905

 

Sikwane

06:00 – 19:00 hrs

Closest Town: Derdepoort (531m), Sikwane (625m)

Located close the Botswana’s capitol of Gaborone, and forms the border post with South Africa. For South Africans coming to Botswana, a valid passport book and vehicle papers are needed. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office. All the custom duty fees are paid in cash only.

Address: Sikwane, Southern Botswana/Gaborone, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 54, Sikwane, Botswana

Tel: +267 570 0000

Fax: +267 577 8220

 

Pont Drift

08:00 – 16:00 hrs

Closest Town: Pont Drift (56m), Rhodes Drift (3.95km)

Border post between South Africa and Botswana on the Botswana side. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office. Just beyond Pontdrift border post lays the beautiful Mashatu Game reserve.

Address: 187km or 02h35min E of Selebi-Phikwe, Eastern Botswana/Tuli, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 129, Selebi-Phikwe, Botswana

Contact: Border Control

Tel: +267 264 5260

Fax: +267 264 5354

 

Platjan

08:00 – 16:00 hrs

Closest Town: Platjan (96m), Baines Drift (13.4km)

This is the border post on the Botswana side from South Africa between Alldays and Selebi Pikwi on the Limpopo River. A valid passport book and vehicle papers for your car must always accompany you. Goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: Eastern Botswana/Tuli, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 129, Selebi-Phikwe

Tel: +267 264 6333

Fax: +264(0)6375

 

Zanzibar

08:00 – 16:00 hrs

Closest Town: Zanzibar (443m), Usutu (11.7km)

Border Post between South Africa and Botswana on the Botswana side. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: Eastern Botswana/Tuli, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 122, Tsetsebjwe, Botswana

Contact: Border Control

Tel: +267 263 0012

Tel2: +267 264 6217

 

Tlokweng Gate – Kopfontein

06:00 – 24:00 hrs

Closest Town: Tlokweng (251m)

Tlokweng is situated near Botswana’s capital, Gaborone. It forms the border post between Botswana and South Africa. A valid passport book and vehicle papers for your car, must be on hand. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared by border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: Southern Botswana/Gaborone, Botswana

Postal: Private Bag 00102, Gaborone, Botswana

Tel: +267 317 0800

 

Ramotswa – Swartkopfontein

06:00 – 22:00 hrs

Closest Town: Ramotswa (1.71km), Boatle (8.95km)

The border post for Botswana to or from South Africa. For South Africans coming to Botswana, a valid passport book and vehicle papers are needed. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: Ramotswa, Southern Botswana/Gaborone, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box V118, Ramotswa, Botswana

Tel: +267 539 0344

Fax: +267 539 0344

 

Pioneer Gate – Skilpadshek

06:00 – 24:00 hrs

Closest Town: Gopane (864m), Radikhudu (7.97km)

The border post for Botswana, crossing over from South Africa en route to Lobatse, Botswana. For South Africans coming to Botswana a valid passport book and vehicle papers for your car are needed. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office. They are open till midnight.

Address: Southern Botswana/Gaborone, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 211, Lobatse, Botswana

Tel: +267 533 3992

Tel2: +267 533 0382

Fax: +276(0)630 1161

 

Ramatlabama

06:00 – 22:00 hrs

Closest Town: Ramatlabama (Botswana – 630m), Ramatlabama (SA – 1.16km)

The border post serves as the border crossing for rail and road traffic between Botswana and South Africa. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border post. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office. Ramatlabama is the southern end of Botswana’s A1 highway; it is a single paved carriageway.

Address: A1, 1km or 0min S of Ramatlabama, Southern Botswana/Gaborone, Botswana

Postal: Private Bag 001, Pitsane, Botswana

Tel: +267 54 862 96

Tel2: +267 540 7170

Fax: +267 548 8306

 

Two Rivers

07:00 – 16:00 hrs

Closest Town: Tweerivieren (283m), Two Rivers (357m)

The Border Post between Botswana and South Africa, crossing in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office. For immigration information you will need to phone the Two Rivers Police station.

Address: Twee Rivieren, Kgalagadi, Botswana

Contact: Two Rivers Police station

Tel: +267 65 302 28

 

Bray

07:00 – 16:00 hrs

Closest Town: Bray (Botswana – 312m), Bray (SA – 1.52km)

This is the border crossing between Botswana and South Africa. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: R375, 2km or 2min NE of Bray, Southern Botswana/Gaborone, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 103, Werda, Botswana

Tel: +267 653 0068

Tel2: +267 653 0069

 

McCarthy’s Rest

08:00 – 18:00 hrs

Closest Town: McCarthy’s Rest (Botswana – 142m), McCarthy’s Rest (SA – 1.17km)

The border control is situated between Tsabong Botswana and Kathu South Africa on Route R380. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: Kgalagadi, Botswana

Postal: Private Bag 10, Tsabong, Botswana

Tel: +267 653 0056

Tel2: +267 654 0511

Fax: +267 653 0055

 

Bokspits – Gemsbok

08:00 – 16:30 hrs

Closest Town: Bokspits/Gemsbok (966m), Gemsbok/Bokspits (1.62km)

There is no actual border control. Immigration is handled by the Bokspits Police Station. You will need to report at Bokspits Police Station. Bokspits is the Botswana border with South Africa (Gemsbok). This means the post is not at the border between the two countries but is situated a couple of km away in the small town of Bokspits. No one seems to check vehicles at this border control point, as you have already had a chance to travel through the town before having to check in.

Address: 6km or 7min NE of Molopo, Northern Cape, South Africa

Contact: Bokspits Police Station

Cell: +267 73 002 892

 

Makopong

08:00 – 16:00 hrs

Closest Town: Makopong (Botswana – 635m), Makopong (SA – 3.82km)

Makopong village and border control post is situated in the Kgalagadi District and is the Botswana side of the border with South Africa. A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car. Any goods acquired outside the country must be declared at the border gate. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.

Address: Southern Botswana/Gaborone, Botswana

Postal: P.O. Box 164, Werda, Botswana

Tel: +267 653 0063

Fax: +267 653 0064

 

Check with your nearest Embassy or Trade Mission for updates on the above as we cannot be held Responsible for the accuracy of the above information.

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By: 5VictoriaFalls24

Date: 22 June 2013