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.
06h30 - 22h00
Tel. (+264-62) 560405
Fax. (+264-62) 560406
P.O. Box 422
22°16.93 S 19°59.48 E
Buitepos Border Post
22°16.85 S 19°59.87 E
Buitepos / Mamuno:
Open from 7am to midnight
Open from 6am to midnight
Open from 6am to 10pm
Buitepos to Lobatse: ±800 km
Buitepos to Ramatlabama: ±800 km
Buitepos to Maun: ±500 km
Buitepos to Ghanzi: ±200 km
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.