Flight tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Kasane

Kasane is a small town on the border of Botswana and Zimbabwe that is full of rich culture and interesting activities. Located in the Chobe District, it is the gateway to Chobe National Park and home to some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa. With its diverse array of traditional cultures and customs, Kasane has something to offer everyone looking for an exciting African adventure. Here, you can explore the bustling local markets, take part in unique cultural experiences and visit the vibrant local communities. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a wild adventure, Kasane has something for everyone. Read on to learn more about this exciting African destination.

Getting to Know Kasane

Kasane is a town in Chobe District, Botswana. Its population was estimated to be 12,000 in 2020. According to Botswana’s National Census of 2011, Native Kalanga people are the majority ethnic group in Kasane, making up 74.7% of the population. Lozi people accounted for 11.2%. Kasane is in the Central African Time Zone, UTC+2. English is the official language of Botswana and is the language used in government, commerce, industry, and education. Setswana, a Bantu language, is spoken by 77.2% of the population. The currency used in Kasane is the Botswana Pula (BWP) which is divided into 100 Thebe. The Pula is linked to an internationally recognized currency, and is one of the strongest currencies in Africa.

Climate and Weather

Kasane is a town located in Botswana on the North Eastern border of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia. It is home to a savannah climate with hot temperatures and abundant sunshine throughout the year. The rainy season typically starts in October and goes through to March. During this period, temperatures rise and rainfall increases. During the dry, winter months, temperatures stay around 24–25 degrees Celsius and rainfall is low. Kasane experiences low humidity thanks to its location near the edge of the Kalahari Desert. The area can receive some of the 18 hours of sun it receives in the summer months, making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities.

Touring Kasane: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Kasane: Kasane Airport (BBK) and Kasane International Airport (KAS). You can get from the main airport (Kasane International Airport) to downtown in Kasane using the local bus service, which costs 150 Pula (around $15 USD). Yes, you can change money at Kasane Airport, either through a foreign exchange counter or with one of the duty-free stores.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Kasane

  1. Kasane is situated in Northern Botswana on the northern banks of the Chobe River, within the Chobe District of the Chobe National Park
  2. The region of Kasane is known for its rich cultural history that dates back to the 12th century when the first inhabitants, the Batsokwa, settled in the region.
  3. Kasane is home to local traditional cultures such as the San, Bayei, Mbukushu, Subiya and Hambukushu. Each of these cultures has their own unique music and dance traditions which are showcased together with traditional artwork at various cultural centers and events throughout the region

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