​Getting There – Waterberg Plateau

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Waterberg Plateau Park is located 300km/187mi northeast of Windhoek and 320km/200mi southeast of Etosha National Park. The driving time from Windhoek is about 3½ hours* and it’s about 4 hours* from Etosha.

The park can be visited on an organized tour or independently on a self-drive safari, but self-drive within the park itself is not allowed. Game drives can be booked in advance through the Namibia Wildlife Resorts office. The road to the park is usually accessible for normal 2WD cars.

Many visitors start their self-drive or organized safaris by way of 4x4 vehicles in the capital city of Windhoek. Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) is located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek, and is the primary entry point into Namibia.

There are no scheduled domestic flights to Waterberg Plateau Park. There is an airstrip here for charter flights. Tour operators will usually book charter flights on your behalf as part of your tour package.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Namibia page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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