Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, home to towering crimson sand dunes, leather skinned and scattered vegetation, and some of the only wildlife resilient enough to thrive under these kinds of conditions, is also home to another impressive site: the Twee Rivieren rest camp. This desert outpost has the full backing of the area’s atmospheric charm and rustic scenery, locked onto the dry riverbed of the Nossob. This particular area is the administrative headquarters for the entire Kgalagadi Transfrontier park, and is home to impressive seasonal migrations of various desert wildlife.
Accommodation at the rest camp is provided at camp sites, finished with braai (barbecue) facilities, communal ablutions and laundry, and electricity points. Family cottages are available, with air-conditioning, two single beds, two-plate stoves, fridge-freezer combination, and a double sleeper couch, with all units suitable for the disabled. Family chalets are also available for accommodation, with air conditioning, two-plate stoves, and fridge-freezer combinations.
Located on the 3.8 million hectare sandveld stretch along the South African side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park (considered by some to be possibly the largest sandveld area in the world), is Mata Mata rest camp: a charming chalet getaway hidden in the folds of the Auob River, Mata Mata furnishes its guests with authentic, self serving accommodation, an intimate group environment in which to enjoy the afterglow of a fantastic day out in the bush, and a stone’s throw trip out to the surrounding wildlife and vegetation.
Accommodation at Mata Mata Rest camp is available at twenty individual camping sites, with braai (barbecue) facilities, communal ablutions and laundry, and electrical power points. Additionally, the camp provides chalavans, three and five bed units, with fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms with showers. Five chalets are also available for accommodation, cooled by ceiling fans, with hotplates and fridges, as well as braai (barbecue) areas and patios.
Crowned in a thicket of one of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park’s popular tree savannahs, Nossob Rest Camp makes perfect use of the area’s stunning natural scenery. The camp itself is draped neatly over the dry Nossob river bed, and is understood to be a premium area for the spotting of local predators in the act of stalking other locals at the watering hole. 38,000km² worth of park, Nossob provides premium big-five spotting, and a wonderful, rugged, self-catering camping experience.
Nossob accommodation is provided in twenty camping sites, finished with braai (barbecue) facilities, communal ablutions and laundry areas, as well as electricity points for all the units. Chalet units are fully furnished with ceiling fans, hotplates and fridges, pergolas and braai (barbecue) area, and are all fully wheelchair accessible as well.
Enveloped by the wide reach of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, Bitterpan Stilted Wilderness Camp is a truly secluded and beautiful retreat from other often noisy and, at times, too built up bush destinations. The camp itself is accessible by 4 x 4 vehicles only, and left completely unfenced and open to the park around it. Wistful adjoining walkways give the camp a romantic and intimate experience, and it is here that guests have the opportunity to soak in the character and atmosphere that makes a place such as Bitterpan Stilted Wilderness camp an honest, unique and beautiful camp.
Accommodation at Bitterpan is offered in four reed cabins, units incorporating two single beds each, as well as communal kitchen and braai(barbecue) areas, and access to a gas fridge-freezer combination. Bitterpan units are all wheelchair friendly, lighting is supplied via solar panelling, and cooking and hot water are both gas powered.
Elevated above the red sands of the Kalahari and suspended in time is Bitterpan an exclusive, stilted camp overlooking a waterhole.
Kgalagadi’s magnificent red sand dunes are the monolithic setting for Grootkolk wilderness camp ? a huge getaway destination that is still relatively new within the greater scheme of the park, Grootkolk is both completely modern, and entirely fused with the spirit and atmosphere of its sister camps, the Kalahari tented camp and Bitterpan. Extremely comfortable, while maintaining a genuine sense of the bush surrounding it, Grootkolk wilderness camp truly is the best of both worlds.
Accommodation at Grootkolk is fully catered with linen, cutlery and crockery, as well as gas powered hot water and solar powered fans and lighting. Available units include two-bed Desert Cabins, lively units cooled by solar panelling and ceiling fans, with fireplace heating. Kitchens and barbecue areas are both communal, and the unit also comes with a gas fridge-freezer combination, as well as gorgeous verandas. One of these units is also wheelchair accessible.