Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park
is situated on the banks of the Auob River on the western boundary of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier 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 Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park.
Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park has a reception, shop and fuel facilities. Electricity is provided by a generator 18 hrs per day. Phone lines are provided from Namibia.
Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park is 2½ hours drive from Twee Rivieren.Things to seek at Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park:
This camp exhibits a variety of typical woodland birds that may also be found in and along the dry river courses of the park.
Species that are present year round include Cardinal and Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Hoopoe, Pied Barbet, Swallowtailed Bee-eater, Ashy Tit, Glossy Starling and Southern Grey-headed Sparrow.
Pearl-spotted Owlet and Whitefaced Owl are also common while Scops Owl can be seen or heard in some years.
Striped Kingfisher occurs throughout the year and may be heard calling from the riverbed outside the camp. Great Spotted Cuckoo can also be seen in summer during some years.Facilities at Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park include:
- Laundry tubs in camping areas and ironing facilities (no irons)
- Hide at a water hole
- The camp has limited freezing facilities and cannot provide a freezing service to tourists.
- Shop sells commodities that you would find in your local supermarket, including fresh meat, milk, cheese, eggs, bread, wine and beer.
- Petrol (premium and unleaded) and diesel at all camps. Kgalagadi Accommodation
options include six different camps of varying size, facilities and cost. Accommodation at Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park
2 six-bed family chalets with two bedrooms, bathroom (shower), living room, air-conditioning and fully equipped kitchen.
3 two-bed chalets with communal ablution facilities. The communal kitchen is equipped.
3 park homes/chalavans (two with three beds and one with five beds) with communal ablution facilities. The communal kitchen is equipped.Conservation Fees
Please note rates do not include daily conservation levies. Please see details of Conservation FeesEntrance to Namibia
The Mata Mata Border has been opened, but only bona fide tourists to the Park can use the access facility between South Africa and Namibia. Tourists are required to stay over for two nights
in one or more of the overnight facilities of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Tourists from Namibia may make use of the new entrance to Kgalagadi, as a day or overnight visitor access point without checking in with the border officials at Twee Rivieren as long as they return to Namibia. If, however, a tourist leaves the Park to go in to South Africa or Botswana they will have to go to the passport control at Twee Rivieren.
Summer and winter 8:00 – 16:30
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Petrol on site
- Curio Shop
Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
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It was very nice to encounter a camp which was not only organised, but the staff were genuinely pleased we had arrived. Despite the -8*C and frozen pipes, it was a real pleasure to find good hospitality. Thank you for taking the trouble to ensure you deliver a good service.
Rating: Reviewed by Mendel Karpul over a year ago
Very good, but the collection in the shop is very poor - at least it should have potatoes.
Rating: Reviewed by Ursula Happe over a year ago
The layout of the chalet was perfect, and we could not wish for a better setup. The annimals at the waterhole made the stay even better. We were very impressed.
Rating: Reviewed by Frans Wentzel over a year ago
River view bungalow excellent. Illumination of waterhole could be beter.
Rating: Reviewed by Rik van der Schalie over a year ago