Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Accommodation

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park accommodation offers rest camps, luxury game lodges and tented camps situated amongst the stunning Kalahari desert landscape.

Rest Camps in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Twee Rivieren is the largest rest camp in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with many different accommodation styles ranging from family cottages, chalets and camp sites. Twee Rivieren Rest Camp facilities include a reception, fuel, restaurant, shop, information centre and swimming pool. This is the only camp with 24 hrs electricity and cell phone reception. Twee Rivieren  is located on the banks of the Dry Nossob Riverbed

Mata-Mata Rest Camp in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park sits on the banks of the Auob River on the western boundary of the Park,  2,5 hrs drive from Twee Rivieren. Accommodation options include chalets, family chalets, and camp sites. Facilities include a reception, swimming pool, fuel and a shop. A generator provides electricity for 16.5 hrs per day, but please note there is no telephone or cellphone reception.

Nossob Rest Camp is located within the dry riverbed of the Nossob, 3,5 hrs drive from Twee Rivieren. Accommodation is in guest houses, cottages and camping sites. Nossob Rest Camp facilities include a reception, swimming pool, information centre, shop and fuel. A generator provides electricity for 16.5 hrs per day. No phone reception is available at the camp which makes it a true getaway.

Wilderness Camps

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has several wilderness camps that accommodate a maximum of 8 people to retain exclusivity. Wilderness camps include Bitterpan, Grootkolk, Kalahari Tented Camp, Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp, Urikaruus Wilderness Camp and Gharagab Wilderness Camp.

Xaus Lodge

This eco-lodge in the heart of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 60km north of Twee Rivieren, overlooks a vast salt pan and waterhole, sleeping 24 people in 12 luxury chalets.

Guests enjoy wilderness walks, game drives and Bushmen interaction. Features include a cosy lounge with a fireplace, an art and craft shop, a large observation deck perfect for stargazing, a  swimming pool and a fire in the boma. You can purchase authentic local Bushman crafts at the gift shop which make a great memento.

!Xaus Lodge is the ideal place to disconnect, as there are no cell phone, Wi-Fi or television signals. Just sit back and take in the beauty of the Kgalagadi.

Ta Shebube Rooiputs

Rooiputs is located about 25 km north of Twee Rivieren along the Nossob River Valley. The lodge has extensive panoramic views and lions often visit the adjacent waterhole.

Accommodation comprises of 9 standard en suite thatched chalets, 1 family unit and 1 luxury desert / honeymoon suite with a romantic outside sunken bath.

Each chalet is built on a wooden deck and has stunning views. Chalets have a main sleeping area with double or twin beds, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, outside shower and a large veranda.

Lodge facilities include a lounge area, a bar, dining area, library; plunge pool, craft shop and a boma.

Ta Shebube Polentswa

Polentswa is a classic tented camp capturing the romance of a nostalgic bygone era, located 222km from Twee Rivieren along the predator rich Nossob Valley on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. All tents are set on raised wooden platforms under large canvas roofs that also encompass a spacious private veranda and an outdoor shower.

Accommodation consists of 6 luxury classic safari tents; 1 family unit; 1 desert/honeymoon tent with outside sunken bath. Each tent at Polentswa has a main sleeping area with double or twin beds with en-suite bathroom, a sitting area, an outside shower open to the stars.

The open fronted main building overlooks a waterhole that attracts many species of game. Other facilities include a lounge area, bar, dining room, library, craft shop, boma and a plunge pool.

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