Tar road – Maun / Shakawe (378km)
Tar road – Ghanzi / Shakawe (558km)
Tar road – Kasane / Maun / Shakawe (999km)
Tar road – Gaborone / Maun / Shakawe (1,312km)
Tar road – Mohembo Border Post / Shakawe (13km)
Air Botswana and SA Airlink are the only two carriers with direct flights from OT International (JHB) & Cape Town (CT) to Maun (BW). Various Air Charter companies based in Maun fly to Shakawe Airport. Transfers to and from Shakawe Airport and the houseboat are by road and takes approximately 5 min.
All the main roads to Shakawe are tarred and therefore no need for off-road driving.
We personally enjoy the route via Pioneer Gate / Skilpadshek (Lobatse) or Tlokweng / Kopfontein (Gaborone) to Kanye – Jwaneneg – Kang – Ghanzi to Sehitwa from where you turn left to Shakawe. This road is in a good condition and we highly recommend Kang Ultra Stop if you wish to sleep over.
Alternatively you can drive Martin’s Drift/ Groblersbrug to Palapye – Serowe – Letlhakane – Orapa – Mopipi – Rakops – Motopi – Maun on to Sehitwa from where you turn right to Shakawe. This road also in a good condition and we recommend you sleep over either at either Khama Rhino Sanctuary outside Serowe, Xere Motel on the Rakops road or in Maun if you really would like to stretch it.
Please let me know if you need any further assistance.