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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 from Mata Mata
The Mata Mata border post is currently still closed.

Following the announcement of the closure of certain port of entries between South African and our neighbouring countries to mitigate the impact of COVID 19 (corona virus) spread, South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to clarify that the Twee Rivieren Entrance Gate is still open and will remain open for visitors to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It is only the border post that is closed.

According to SANParks, only emigration is closed at Twee Rivieren - meaning travellers cannot enter the Park and exit to Namibia at Mata Mata or exit into Botswana through one of their gates. However you can still enter the Park and exit the park at Twee Rivieren.

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
Elderly
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Curio Shop
Petrol on site
No Pets Allowed

Rooms and Units Available:

Camp Site (CK6P)

Camp Site (CK6P): Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, No electricity from 21h30 - 05h00 daily, PowerPoint

Amount of similar units: 20
Sleeps 6 Adults

Chalet (CH2)

Chalet (CH2): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Air-Conditioning, Barbeque facilities, Fan, Fridge, Hotplate, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, No additional persons allowed, No electricity from 21h30 - 05h00 daily, No electricity from 21H30- 05H00 daily, No smoking, Sink, Utensils, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Chalet (FCH6)

Chalet (FCH6): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, 2 single beds in lounge, Air-conditioned, Fan, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, Kitchen, No additional persons allowed, No electricity from 21h30 - 05h00 daily, No smoking, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 6 Adults

Riverfront Chalet (RF2)

River Front Chalet (RF2): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, DSTV (limited channels), En-suite bathroom with shower, Fridge/ freezer, Kitchen, fully Equipped, Lounge, No additional persons allowed, No electricity from 21h30 - 05h00 daily, No electricity from 21H30- 05H00 daily, No smoking, Patio Braai Area, Riverfront View.

Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Riverfront Chalets (RF4) (RF4Z)

River Front Chalet (RF4): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, Air-conditioned, DSTV (limited channels), En-suite Bathroom with WC & Shower, Fridge/ freezer, Kitchen, fully Equipped, Lounge, No additional persons allowed, No electricity from 21h30 - 05h00 daily, No electricity from 21H30- 05H00 daily, No smoking, Patio Braai Area, Riverfront View, Sink.
River Front Chalet (RF4Z): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, Accessible to Mobility Challenged, Air-conditioned, DSTV (limited channels), En-suite Bathroom with WC & Shower, Fridge/ freezer, Kitchen, fully Equipped, Lounge, No additional persons allowed, No electricity from 21h30 - 05h00 daily, No smoking, Patio, Braai Area, Riverfront View, Sink.

Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 4 Adults

Latest Reviews

The chalets are quite old and need some maintenance, door locks not working well, overall a nice camp staff are very helpfull and friendly.
Dup Fourie Sep 2021
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

Directions:


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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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 162
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM