East Gate Namibia

Welcome to East Gate, Namibia.

This is your home away from home... an oasis on the Trans Kalahari highway which is the strategic coast-to-coast route linking Maputo, Mozambique on the Indian Ocean to Walvisbay on the Atlantic coastline of Namibia.

Our accommodation establishment is situated 400m from the Buitepos borderpost between Namibia and Botswana and just the place to care for all your needs after a long day of travelling.

Buitepos is the main access point to the centre of Namibia and all tourism attractions this vast, sparsely populated country has to offer.

Officially, East Gate is a self-catering rest camp, but it's really so much more.

Our extended facilities are nestled in the refreshing landscape of Omaheke, one of the eleven administrative region of Namibia.

Omaheke is the Herero word for sandveld (sand terrain), which is appropriate.

Surf the rest of our site to find detailed info about our country and all the available facilities and activities East Gate has to offer.

We, as the Van Vuuren-family, invites you to experience "home" with us.

East Gate Namibia offers
accommodation facilities
at the Buitepos border post
between Namibia and Botswana.
This is the ideal stop-over for travelers of the Trans Kalahari Highway.

Sit and relax whilst having a well-prepared meal to refresh your body and mind.
We serve you Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from a mini a la carte menu.


Facilities available at East Gate
include fuel, accommodation, shopping,
a coffee shop

restaurant, camping,
a swimming pool, internet,
conference facilities, and more.


Types of accommodation available:
Luxurious bungalows, standard bungalows, cabins, camping, bush camps, etc.
Adequate ablution facilities.


Our wish for your travel...

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rain fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

~ An Irish blessing

Printable Bookings Form

You are welcome to download a bookings form here.

Please fill it in and send back to our office to confirm your Buitepos accommodation now.

Current weather..

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."

~ Jawaharal Nehru

Miscellaneous Info

Office Hours
06h30 - 22h00

Tel. (+264-62) 560405
Fax. (+264-62) 560406

P.O. Box 422
Gobabis, Namibia

GPS Coordinates

East Gate
22°16.93 S 19°59.48 E

Buitepos Border Post
22°16.85 S 19°59.87 E

Namibia - Botswana
Border Post Info

Buitepos / Mamuno:
Open from 7am to midnight

Botswana - South Africa
Border Post Info

Open from 6am to midnight

Open from 6am to 10pm

Approximate Distances

Buitepos to Lobatse: ±800 km

Buitepos to Ramatlabama: ±800 km

Buitepos to Maun: ±500 km

Buitepos to Ghanzi: ±200 km

Did you know...

In March 1998 the residents of Botswana and Namibia met at Buitepos on the border between the two countries to formally inaugurate the Trans-Kalahari Highway.

The new road formed part of the strategic route that linked Maputo (Mozambique) on the Indian Ocean to Walvisbay on the Atlantic coastline of Namibia. The Trans-Kalahari Highway was designed to serve as the backbone of an economic corridor and was expected to usher in a new era of east-west economic integration while at the same time consolidating the Southern African Development Communities (SADCs) vision of a free-trade area.

The highway was also intended to free the landlocked Botswana from dependence on South Africa for routes to a deep-water port.

Buitepos accommodation really contributes to the success and necessity of the Trans Kalahari Highway.