Kasane is a town in Botswana, close to Africa’s ‘Four Corners’, where four countries meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is at the far north-eastern corner of Botswana where it serves as the administrative center of the Chobe District. The population of Kasane was 9,008 in 2011 census.
Kasane briefly obtained international fame as the location of the remarriage of Elizabeth Taylor to Richard Burton, in 1975.
The town lies on the south bank of the 200–300 meters wide Chobe River which forms the border with Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. The Namibian island of Impalila lies opposite the town on the north bank of the river. About 8 kilometers to the east of Kasane is the village of Kazungula. Here the Kazungula border post serves the Kazungula Ferry crossing to Kazungula in Zambia on the north bank of the Zambezi. Nearby a second border post serves the road into Zimbabwe which runs 70 kilometers east to Victoria Falls.
Kasane is at the northern end of the tarred highway from Francistown and Gaborone. There is also a tarred road to the Namibian border 51 km west at Ngoma.
Kasane is at the north-eastern boundary of Chobe National Park and its road links make it a popular access point for tourists to the park as well as those including it in an itinerary taking in the Okavango Delta, the Caprivi Strip and Victoria Falls.
The town is served by Kasane International Airport.
Not too long ago Kasane was a remote and forgettable small village. However, its strategic location along the main tourist routes (meeting point of four countries – Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia) has led to rapid expansion in recent years.
As there are no boundary fences between the park and the village, game such as elephant and warthogs can frequently be seen wandering down the roads of Kasane.
Kasane also boasts an old and dignified baobab tree with its own story to tell: in the early twentieth century the hollowed out center of the tree trunk served as the local prison for many years before the current brick structure behind it was built.
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- Absa ATM – Kasane Spar Google Map
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- Absa ATM – Kasane Choppies Google Map