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Kalagadi Transfrontier Park

#1 of 8 things to do in Upington Features Animals
Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
+27 54 561 2000
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It may be remote but you MUST go!

We spent a wonderful 8 days in this park. The scenery is spectacular, as is the wildlife. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Spuddie11
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Byron Bay, Australia
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Intimate camping site Mala Mala

We camped comfortable at this small camping site on the Kgalagardi Trans Frontier Park. Special... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
478christellel
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Drakensberg
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“twee rivieren” (56 reviews)
“mata mata” (78 reviews)
“game viewing” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
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+27 54 561 2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful 8 days in this park. The scenery is spectacular, as is the wildlife. The southern half allows for better game viewing. We found that towards Nossob and further north, the road is low and the vegetation on the edges of the...More

Thank Spuddie11
Reviewed 3 days ago

We camped comfortable at this small camping site on the Kgalagardi Trans Frontier Park. Special mention should be made re the new, comfortable ablution blocs.

Thank 478christellel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful first time experience in the park... lots of game and Nosop especially had very friendly staff and clean ablusions...

Thank Moans11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 night in the park enroute to Namibia. This is our second visit to the park in a year. We just love the peace and tranquillity of the place. Out first night was at Kalahari tented and the second in a river chalet...More

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Urikaruus and the River Chalets in Mata Mata. Loved the quiet and beautifull vistas. Lots of birds. Not so crowded as The Kruger Park when you spot game. No traffic jams. Shops stock all the basics in Nossob , Twee Rivieren and...More

Thank Pieter R
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This park offered us the best opportunity so far in viewing lions, cheetahs, and birds of prey. Entrance costs 304.00R per person per day and if you want to enter from one gate, and come out of another then you must stay inside the park...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had our first trip here in June 2017 after a few trips to other parks in South Africa. The location of this park in the Kalahari desert is unique, and there are fewer visitors compared to Kruger and similar parks. The roads aren't in...More

Thank ajb6335
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Although there are a limited amount of roads you can drive on, take your time when driving on those that are accessible. There are an abundance of creatures hiding in the scrub and plenty of birds renowned for their hunting skills. Take time and watch...More

Thank Richard v
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Our visit to Kalagadi was fantastic. Game viewing was outstanding and bird life exceptional. Accommodation was good and clean but could do with some maintenance.

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you look for luxury, there maybe camps that offers just that, but I wanted peace and quiet. No rat race, just you and nature. No cell phones and technology. The only traffic jam is the one that you experience when someone spot something special...More

Thank Lindah M
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Jozeftt
22 April 2017|
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Response from bucketlist500 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The answers below are all correct. Must agree 4 X 4 is better. One thing not mentioned, if you go in at twee rivieren let them know you are going out at Mata Mata, because they must stamp your passport, if you do not... More
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clearmoon
25 March 2017|
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Response from bucketlist500 | Reviewed this property |
The answers are correct. Best option is to fly Cape Town, then Upington. Would recommend a 4WD vehicle, though not necessity. There is fuel at the park, both at Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata, but not sure about Nossob.
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DMOily
24 September 2016|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
In the winter April till end off July the vegetation is low and you are able to see the game. Big game such as leopard and lion are spotted often in early morning or late at night. There is almost no rainfall , temperature... More
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