You can fly from South Africa or Europe, and then drive to Grunau from Windhoek. However take note that Klm which is the Netherlands national airline, is renown for bad service and we therefore advise you to rather fly Air Namibia. Once in Namibia you can drive along the Trans Kalahari Highway to South Africa and overnight at Kang Ultra Lodge, the best accommodation along the Trans Kalahari Highway between Johannesburg and Windhoek in Kang, Botswana.
From Grunau Lodge you can drive via Windhoek to Botswana. Your first stop will be in Ghanzi which is 8 hours from Grunau. In Ghanzi, Temba offers accommodation in the traditional Kalahari Arms Hotel or on a game farm, Thakadu Lodge 5 km south, en route to Grunau.
From Ghanzi it will take you 2 hours to drive to Maun. In Maun, which is just over a 1000 km from Grunau, you can select accommodation at MAUN ACCOMMODATION where you can stay in Thamalakane River Lodge or simply continue to the Okavango Delta where we offer a wide selection of accommodation in Moremi and the Okavango Delta. In comparison to Grunau Lodge the accommodation in the Okavango Delta is very upmarket. Once in the Okavango Delta you will most likely need a tour guide to arrange a safari for you.
Coming from Grunau, Windhoek and Ghanzi you might consider visiting Shakawe on the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta. Here we strongly recommend Drotsky's Cabins a birding and fishing paradise, 1100 km from Grunau Lodge.
Travelling from Grunau you can overnight at Khama Rhino Sanctuary, affordable accommodation in an eco-tourism destination, 1300 km from Grunau. Another option would be Woodlands self catering near Francistown in Botswana, Gweta Makgadigadi lodge and hotels or Nata Lodge on the edge of the Makgadigadi Pans in Botswana. From Grunau 1500 km, and 300 km from Kasane and Chobe.
In Kasane you can select your accommodation from Chobe lodge hotel and other accommodation or you can simply make a reservation at Chobe Safari Lodge, SENYATI SAFARI LODGE or Toro Lodge which is 1900 km from Grunau in Namibia. Once in Kasane you can visit VICTORIA FALLS, the adventure capital with excellent accommodation in this area. You can choose to drive from Grunau to Windhoek and to fly from Windhoek to Victoria Falls. At VICTORIA FALLS you can select some excellent accommodation.
Gaborone is the capital of Botswana and 1300 km from Grunau. You can select accommodation at Gaborone Hotels lodges and self catering or you can simply book Cresta Lodge Gaborone if you prefer luxury in the CBD of Gaborone, Botswana. If you want a more reasonable hotel the The Big Five Lodge is 10 minutes from the CBD in Gaborone and may be what you are looking for. If you were impressed with Grunau Lodge, you might like Mokolodi Lodge Gaborone, self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in a game reserve just 12 km from Gaborone.
Grunau is one of Namibia's most southern towns. You will therefore most likely want to visit South Africa after your stay at Grunau Lodge. Upington in the Northern Cape is just 3 hours drive from Grunau and it offers excellent accommodation in a boutique hotel, the Kalahari Sun River Lodge or in self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation at Upington Country Lodge or at Kalahari Monate Lodge at Spitskop Nature Reserve.
Kwa Nokeng Lodge at Martinsdrift border post between South Africa and Botswana. Kwanonekeng is on the banks of the Limpopo River.
Desert Motel near Tshabong offers basic accommodation very near Tshabong and the South African border in Botswana.
Okaukuejo Rest Camp is the oldest and most famous rest camp in Etosha National Park in Namibia. The waterhole at Okaukuejo is perhaps the best place to view game in Namibia.
Damaraland and Kaokoland is in the north-east of Namibia. Famous lodges in this area include Palmwag where you can see the desert elephants, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge which is famous for its rock paintings, Khorixas Rest Camp and the Vingerklip at Ugab Terrace Lodge, as well as the Vingerklip Lodge.
Waterberg Plateau National Park offers excellent hiking, breathtaking scenery, game viewing and luxury accommodation in the famous park in Namibia near Otjiwarongo.
Kunene River lodge in the far North of Namibia is both a paradise for birders, people interested in the Himba culture or adventurers.
The Hansa Hotel was Namibia's first real luxury hotel. The Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund still sets the benchmark for luxury hotel accommodation in Swakopmund and Namibia.
The world's highest sand-dunes are found at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert of Namibia. You enter the park at Sesriem. At Sesriem you can stay at the Sossusvlei Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei Lodge or the Desert Camp. Further from Sossusvlei accommodation such as Bethesda, Namib Desert Camp and Solitaire, to name just a few, can be found.
Betesda is situated on a beautiful desert farm about 40 km from Sesriem, the entrance gate to the Sossusvlei dunes.
Home Sweet Home in Keetmanshoop in Namibia offers self-catering accommodation and bed and breakfast accommodation.
Canyon Village is on the eastern side of the Fish River Canyon. This beautiful lodge offers luxury accommodation and although they specialize in groups, families or individuals are most welcome.
Namibia Botswana Tour starts in Swakopmund and ends in Kasane in Botswana. This is a luxury tour but will be tailormade to suit your needs. This Temba Tour is a private tour and can be a guided tour or a self-drive tour and is as such, fully flexible. It includes all the highlights of northern Namibia such as Palmwag, Etosha National Park, the Caprivi and Chobe Game Reserve in Botswana.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary and its history or the story behind this eco friendly destination.
The Rainforest Tour exposes you to the magnificent Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is arguably the most beautiful of the seven wonders of the world.
Tamarind Lodges in Kariba offers affordable self-catering accommodation in very clean, basic but fully equiped chalets less than a kilometre from the lake shore and 3 km from the dam.