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KALAHARI MOLOPO LODGE

TWEE RIVIEREN

KIELIEKRANKIE

URIKARUUS

NOSSOB

BITTERPAN

GROOTKOLK

GHARAGAB

KALAHARI TENTED CAMP

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park encompasses some 3,6 million hectares of conservation wilderness in Botswana and South Africa. The region is arid – Kgalagadi means “place of thirst”. However, while water might not be visible in the dry riverbeds, underground sources provides sustenance to plants and animals. Vegetation is sparse with spectacular red sand dunes and offers visitors the opportunity to view wildlife in their natural magnificence.

The climate in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of extremes. In summer it gets very hot – be prepared for temperatures of more than 40 °C. During the winter night-time temperatures can fall to below freezing point.

Wildlife in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is varied and rich. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is famous for its predators, including species such as the magnificent Kalahari Lion with its black-mane, lion and cheetah. The seasonal movement of antelope, such as springbok, eland and wildebeest, provides opportunity for seeing a kill – the theatre of life right in front of your eyes. Raptors, including the lappetfaced vulture, blackbreasted snake eagle, bateleur and Gabar Goshawk are plentiful. The “small folk”, meerkat, honey badger (ratel) and scaly ant-eater create entertainment of the wild type!

Guests at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park have a choice of accommodation. Three rest camps (Twee Rivieren, Mata-Mata and Nossob) offer chalets and camping facilities, while the six wilderness camps (Bitterpan, Grootkolk, Kieliekrankie, Urikaruus and Gharagab) are geared towards visitors looking for a more authentic wilderness experience. The Kalahari Tented Camp caters for the discerning guest (while still taking affordability into account). For those looking for a luxury desert experience, the !Xaus Lodge is the answer.

You can enter the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park from South Africa, Namibia or Botswana. From South Africa, the entry point is the Twee Rivieren gate, some 260 km north of Upington. From Namibia, the Mata-Mata gate is the entry point. From Botswana, you can enter the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park through three gates: Kaa, Two Rivers and Mabuasehube.

Please note that tourists are required to stay in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for two nights if you are going to enter in one country and leave in another. Also, it is advisable to rather travel in a 4x4 vehicle, since conditions might prove too demanding for a sedan. However, there are some camps that can be reached with passenger vehicles. If you are going to use one of the 4x4 routes in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park, the minimum ground clearance should be 30-45 cm.

Grootkolk Camp Gharagab bush camp Nossob Rest Camp Klahari Tented Camp Bitterpan Mata Mata Rest Camp Kieliekrankie Twee Rivieren rest Camp South African Tourist Botswana Lodges Molopo Lodge Urikaruus Rest Camp