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Bitterpan Wilderness Camp

Bitterpan Wilderness Camp

Elevated above the red sand dunes of the Kalahari and suspended in time is Bitterpan – an exclusive, stilted camp overlooking a waterhole. Bitterpan is situated in the center of the wilderness opening up a new 4x4 route through the Kalahari dunes from Nossob to Mata-Mata and the Kalahari Tent Camp. It is on a ONE-WAY route starting from Nossob. It is approximately a 2,5-hour drive from Nossob to Bitterpan, while from Bitterpan to Craig Lockhart on the Auob tourist road takes another 2.5 hrs, and thereafter 15 minutes to Mata-Mata, or a two hour drive to Twee Rivieren. It is strictly a 4x4 route, but BIG 4x4’s such as Unimogs (heavy vehicle 4x4) are not allowed.

Guests should consider staying at Nossob before their departure for Bitterpan, as it is an approximately 3 hours drive from Nossob along a one-way 4x4 route. Guests much check in to Bitterpan at Nossob. They cannot do so at Twee Rivieren or Mata-Mata. Nossob itself is at least a three-and-a-half hour drive from Twee Rivieren.

Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Located in the far northern region of the park, will provide guests with elevated views of Kalahari dunes and the thornveld savannah. Situated 164 km (four hours) drive north of Nossob on the road to Unions End. The closest shop and fuel supply is at Nossob, where guests who have booked Gharagab also checks in. The camp is unfenced, and there is a tourism assistant on duty. The camp is accessable by 4x4 vehicles only, travelling on a one-way access road that is open to Gharagab residents only.

The camp has four log cabins.

Grootkolk Wilderness Camp

Grootkolk Wilderness Camp

The perfect retreat for special occasions, or simply just to get away from it all. The camp is tucked away in the dunes, overlooking a waterhole, 20 km from Union’s End where the three countries South Africa, Botswana and Namibia meet. It is a wilderness camp nestled amidst red sand dunes with only the stars and silence for company.

Grootkolk is 6 hours drive from Twee Rivieren and 2,5 hours from Nossob. The camp is accessable to sedan vehicles.

NB: This camp is NOT fenced and Tourism Assistant is on duty at all times.

Kalahari Tented Camp

Kalahari Tented Camp

Situated high up on a red sand dune, overlooking a waterhole in the dry bed of the ancient Auob River, the Kalahari Tent Camp welcomes you to capture the spirit of the land of thirst. This exclusive getaway for the discerning visitor, boasts 15 desert tents each elegantly decorated with rustic finishes using wood, sand and canvas exteriors al in the resonate colours of the park. The tent camp is 3 km from the Mata-Mata Rest Camp where Kalahari Tent Camp residents can refuel and get basic supplies at the shop. The camp is designed in such a way that residents feel they have only themselves and the desert for company.

Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp

Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp

Sunk into a dune, with endless views of the red Kalahari sands. This unique self-catering wilderness camp will be accessible by passenger vehicles.

Situated 50 km (one-and-a-half hours) drive away from Twee Rivieren on the Southern Dune Road. The closest shop and fuel supply is at Twee Rivieren, where guests who have booked Kieliekrankie also checks in. The camp is unfenced, and there is a tourism assistant on duty. Each unit has 2 single beds, a bathroom with w/c and shower, an equipped kitchen with gas fridge/freezer, solar power for lights, gas for hot water and braai facilities on a deck.

Mata-Mata Rest Camp

Mata-Mata Rest Camp

This popular rest camp offers a range of accommodation types to suit a variety of tastes and budgets including, chalets, family chalets, and camp sites.

The camp is situated on the banks of the Auob River on the western boundary of the Park. The camp borders Namibia and is surrounded by thorny Kalahari dune bushveld. Giraffe, typically adapted to these arid conditions are a favourite sight around Mata-Mata. The camp has a reception, swimming pool, shop and fuel facilities. A generator provides electricity for 16.5 hrs per day and there is no telephone or cellphone reception. Mata-Mata is 2,5-hours drive from Twee Rivieren.

Spend some time in the Raptor Interpretation Centre to learn about the Park’s many birds of prey.

Nossob Rest Camp

Nossob Rest Camp

Nossob offers visitors to the Kgalagadi a Guesthouse, a range of cottages and camping sites to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
Nossob Rest Camp is situated within the dry riverbed of the Nossob. The camp is surrounded by tree savannah and is famous for spectacular predator sightings. The camp has a reception, swimming pool, predator information centre, shop and fuel facilities. A generator provides electricity for 16.5 hrs per day. No phone reception is available at the camp which ad to the tranquility and peaceful atmosphere at Nossob. Nossob is 3,5 hour drive from Twee Rivieren.

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Twee Rivieren is the Park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on a dry riverbed. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas. Twee Rivieren has a reception, shop, fuel, restaurant, Interpretation Centre and swimming pool. This is the only camp with 24-hour electricity and cell phone reception.

Give yourself time to visit TRIC – the Twee Rivieren Interpretation Centre – you won’t be disappointed... The Centre showcases a history of the park and World Heritage status of the ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape. You can also connect with nature at the Twee Rivieren Hide, at the top of the dune in the north of the camp, or visit the Market Tree, where ‡Khomani traders will occasionally sell their wares.

Urikaruus Wilderness Camp

Urikaruus Wilderness Camp

Situated 72 km (two hours) drive away from Twee Rivieren on the road to Mata Mata between the veil of old camelthorn trees, overlooks the Auob River. The closest shop and fuel supply is at Twee Rivieren, where guests who have booked Urikaruus also checks in. The camp is unfenced, and there is a tourism assistant on duty. The camp has 4 x Riverside Cabins built on stilts and connected by a plank way. Urikaruus is accessible by passenger vehicles.


Luxury Lodges

!Xaus Lodge

!Xaus Lodge’s isolation allows you to experience the unspoiled splendour of the vast, arid Kgalagadi Park. Crafted to blend into the landscape, this 24 bed thatched luxury safari lodge, owned by the Khomani San and Mier communities, overlooks a large salt pan.