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Road conditions

24 August 2023

  • We recommend the use of 4×4 vehicles with high-ground clearance and low-range capabilities.
  • We insist on 4×4 vehicles with high-ground clearance and low-range capabilities for bookings at Bitterpan and Gharagab. No SUVs or AWDs will be allowed on these routes. The same is applicable to the Leeudril 4×4 and the Nossob Eco-Trail.
  • No Overlanders, Unimogs or similar vehicles are allowed on the roads to Bitterpan, Gharagab, Leeudril or the Nossob Eco-Trail.

Tourists crossing into Namibia

24 August 2023

Tourists crossing into Namibia, kindly note that the standard black and white ‘ZA’ vehicle sticker is required. Please also see the Border Arrangements notice.

Nossob 4×4 Trail

24 August 2023

  • Reservations can be made by contacting Ian Heyns at [email protected]
  • Trail fees include one camping site at Nossob Rest Camp on the eve or end of the trail, depending on where the trail starts.
  • The duration of the trail is four days and three nights.
  • Only 4×4 vehicles with high-ground clearance and low-range capabilities are allowed. No Overland, Unimogs or similar vehicles will be allowed on the trail.
  • No trailers will be allowed on the trail.

Border Arrangements

24 August 2023

Border Posts

  • Botswana and South Africa: All border posts have now opened. Guests will be able to enter from one country and exit into another providing:
    • Guests have to spend a minimum of 2 nights in the Park.
    • Clearing Customs and immigration for Botswana and South Africa at Twee Rivieren.
  • Namibia: The border post at Mata Mata for both countries have now opened. The following applies:
    • Guests have to spend a minimum of 2 nights in the Park.
    • Clearing Customs and immigration for South Africa at Twee Rivieren
    • Day visitors from Namibia must show their passports to the Namibian Customs and Immigration ever if they are returning to Namibia the same day.

Border Regulations

Please check each country’s website including:

Clients wishing to make use of the farm stall in Namibia whilst staying at Mata Mata, must have cleared passport control at Twee Rivieren; i.e. they need to have stamped their passports out at Twee Rivieren.