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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 2 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 Fees

Entrance 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
Cancellation Policy:
Cancelling or downgrading of a reservation 45 days or less prior to (or on) arrival will result in cancellation fees according to a sliding scale (based on the total reservation cost) which varies between 50% and 100%.

In the event of a non-arrival, the accommodation will be held until 9:00 the following day after which the reservation will be cancelled and the full amount paid for the reservation will be forfeited.
Pay particular attention to deposit due dates provided and keep bank processing delays in mind when considering EFT as payment option. No extension of payment due dates will be granted.
If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.

- cancellations of 30 days and more from the time of arrival: 100% refund
- cancellations between 29 to 15 days from the time of arrival: 50% of total cost be refunded
- cancellations 14 days or less, a no-show or early departure: 0% refund
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Curio Shop
Petrol on site

Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park is a Self-Catering in Kgalagadi Northern Cape South Africa

The entrance at Twee Rivieren Gate is situated approximately 260 km north from Upington. All guests intending to travel to Twee Rivieren, be it via Upington or Vanzylrus, must note that the gravel sections on both routes are badly corrugated and travelling at high speed is not advised.

Gate Hours are:
Summer - 06:00 - 19:30
Winter - 07:30 - 18:00

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Rooms and Units Available at Mata Mata Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park

Camp Site (CK6P)
with powerpoint
Sleeps 6 Adults

Chalet (CH2)
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Chalet (FCH6)
Sleeps 6 Adults

Riverfront Chalet (RF2)
Sleeps 2 Adults

Riverfront Chalets (RF4) (RF4Z)
Z: Unit accessible to the mobility challenged.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Latest Reviews
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.

Mendel Karpul Sep 2017
Very good, but the collection in the shop is very poor - at least it should have potatoes.
Ursula Happe Aug 2010
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.

Frans Wentzel Aug 2010
River view bungalow excellent. Illumination of waterhole could be beter.
Rik van der Schalie Aug 2010
Helpful people and clean place.
Nathalie Meyer May 2010