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Kalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
+27 54 561 2000
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Well worth seeing, but be prepared to be away from everything.

Great place to teach your grandchildren how to drive... If you aren't driving a 4-wheel drive... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2016
William T
Riverside, California

Wonderful Experience so privilaged to have stayed in 5 rest camps, each one different from the... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2016
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“twee rivieren” (57 reviews)
“mata mata” (81 reviews)
“game viewing” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
+27 54 561 2000
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Reviewed November 11, 2016

Great place to teach your grandchildren how to drive... If you aren't driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle don't go! Very pleasing to see the cooperation between Botswana, Namibia and South Africa!

Thank William T
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Wonderful Experience so privilaged to have stayed in 5 rest camps, each one different from the other.

Thank mallonsLancashire
Reviewed November 10, 2016

We booked for 1 night at one of the River Side Cottages. Beautifully Appointed, Clean and spacious. Wonderful sitting area outside opposite the Water Hole. Super Braai Area, we had every thing we needed and more. Camped here before and enjoyed it but this time...More

Thank mallonsLancashire
Reviewed November 9, 2016

mata mata is an oasis in the desert - well stocked little shop, friendly staff, camp and accommodation very clean - very good game viewing area along the river

Thank dgmcknight
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Great family holiday destination! No 'electronic' distractions so wholesome 'downtime' in a special place with incredible scenery and sightings/encounters. Simple accommodation but all that you need.

Thank dombeya
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We visited several parks on our trip but the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was our favourite. The service is good, the roads are in good condition. We enjoyed the game viewing and we will definitely be back and stay this time within the park to enjoy...More

Thank Dieter S
Reviewed October 26, 2016

or as often as possible? Try and You will see. You have to rent good car (SUV 4x4 the best, SUV 2x2 OK as well, normal small car not recommend), order before accommodation (do not hesitate, lodges, tents are soon occupied), take with a lot...More

2  Thank Poker589
Reviewed October 16, 2016

This Transfrontier Park is shared with Botswana and is on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. Lots of animals some with their young.

Thank Nigeltd
Reviewed October 15, 2016

The Kgalagadi is one of the last reserves offering a real African bush/Kalahari experience. Since the accommodation is limited, so are the number of vehicles. The is plenty of game, many birds, raptors, predators. The Staff/guides/ranges are very professional, friendly and helpful. A place to...More

1  Thank Gigi2007SouthAfrica
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

It was an unforgettable experience. We will go back tomorrow. Friendly staff at Twee rivieren gate. Nossop camp was great. We enjoyed the look out base at the water hole at night and saw the most magnificent lion one night and his roar was hair...More

Thank 437melindav
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April 21, 2017|
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Response from bucketlist500 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The answers below are all correct. Must agree 4 X 4 is better. One thing not mentioned, if you go in at twee rivieren let them know you are going out at Mata Mata, because they must stamp your passport, if you do not... More
March 24, 2017|
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Response from bucketlist500 | Reviewed this property |
The answers are correct. Best option is to fly Cape Town, then Upington. Would recommend a 4WD vehicle, though not necessity. There is fuel at the park, both at Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata, but not sure about Nossob.
September 23, 2016|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
In the winter April till end off July the vegetation is low and you are able to see the game. Big game such as leopard and lion are spotted often in early morning or late at night. There is almost no rainfall , temperature... More