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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park reviews

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“You absolutely need a 4 X 4 - do not think of doing this trip in a sedan! You also need to pay for petrol with cash, ZAR only, at Twee Rivieren - no credit cards accepted and no Foreign Currency - make you you have Rand. Always carry plenty of drinking water and preferably book well in advance, especially if you want to stay at Nossolo Rest Camp which is very popular.” - BiddyH

The Magic of the Kalahari

BiddyH
Views: 585 Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Apr 23, 2013

If your idea of heaven is to completely shrug off the material world and get into the middle of nowhere, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is just what you have been looking for - no cell phones, no crowds, just you and nature! This unique conservation area borders South Africa, Botswana and Namibia and is home to the fantastic Kalahari black-maned lion, among other wonders. This is a very dry region and the lack of vegetation makes game viewing really easy - all you have to do is find a suitable waterhole and wait...the game will come to you! If you have the time, an excellent option is to drive through the Park from South Africa to Namibia, spending at least two nights in the reserve. I would suggest spending your first night at Twee Rivieren Camp on the S A border (you will need to go through immigration control here - DO NOT neglect to have your papers stamped here, otherwise you will have difficulties leaving at the Namibia Border!) After your overnight stay at Twee Rivieren, (where there is a floodlit waterhole for night viewing and photos)you can take a slow drive to Mata-Mata camp - this takes about 2.5 hours - make sure you have plenty of drinking water - there are no shops enroute! The Kalahari (Kgalagadi)is a unique experience and not to be missed. Mata-Mata camp has had a revamp since my visit and the new chalets are reportedly very nice indeed. Do take everything you need with you if possible - the shops at the camps stock basics but you may not find what you need and prices are inflated.

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