- There is currently construction work underway at Kieliekrankie and Urikaruus Wilderness Camps due to the building of one additional unit at each camp. At Kieliekrankie construction work will take place behind the current units on the right hand side of the parking area and at Urikaruus the additional unit will be built away from the four units towards the back of unit number one. These construction sites will be properly fenced off to minimise any unnecessary discomfort. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
- Construction work will commence at Nossob during January 2015 with the development of new riverfront chalets and luxury camping sites as well as the replacement of the camping site ablution facility. According to planning the construction work will take place over a period of 14 months.
- There is currently construction work underway at Mata-Mata Rest Camp due to the building of additional units. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
New camping site ablution facility at Mata Mata
- The new camping site ablution facility at Mata Mata was placed in operation and the old ablution facility will soon be demolished.
Where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons, where imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-mane lions and vantage points for leopard and many raptors... this is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park.
An amalgamation of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa (proclaimed in 1931)and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares – one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world.
Red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob show antelope and predator species off to spectacular advantage and provide excellent photographic opportunities. Kgalagadi is also a haven for birders, especially those interested in birds of prey.
5 things to seek
- Gemsbok – these large striking desert antelope are the emblem of the park.
- Suricate (Meerkat) – these hyperactive little omnivores have a wonderfully intricate family structure.
- Black-maned Kalahari Lions – Physically impressive, they are the kings of the Kalahari Desert. Article: Lions of the Kgalagadi by Lara Raubenheimer
- Sociable weavers – the busy little birds construct huge communal nests.
- Pygmy falcons – the park is famous for its birds of prey. This is the smallest falcon in Africa and is often seen around Sociable Weaver colonies preying on the birds.
- No foreign currencies will be accepted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) on the South African side, only ZAR (South African Rand) will be accepted within the KTP.
- Kindly note that the roads in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are not sedan friendly, although the roads are maintained on a monthly basis, sedan vehicles find it difficult to cope with the conditions. Vehicles which will be using any of the 4x4 routes in the park must note that the recommended ground clearance should be 190mm, to make the drive more enjoyable.
- Tourists wanting to exit the park other than the point of entry must kindly note that all immigration controls must be done at Twee Rivieren / Two Rivers, and that a 2 night stay in the park is compulsory.
- No children under the age of 12 is allowed at any of the park’s Wilderness camps.
- Please also note that no firearms or wood will be cleared via the Mata Mata border control. Individuals wishing to clear firearms or wood should do so via Rietfontein border control.
Read about Our Camps
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Internal roads not suitable for Sedan Vehicles
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- DSTV (Limited Channels)
- New Bird of Prey species identified in Southern Africa - 24th October 2014
- 2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event - 17th July 2013
- Special offer on bookings at !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park! - 21st May 2013
- Media Release: SANParks and Griqua Cricket bat for the community - 28th February 2013
- Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region - 21st December 2012
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