Twee Rivieren Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the banks of the Dry Nossob Riverbed.
Activities and facilities at
Twee Rivieren Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas.
Twee Rivieren Restcamp is the main camp at the entrance to the park has a landing strip for light aircraft.
Twee Rivieren Restcamp has a reception, shop, fuel, restaurant, information centre and swimming pool. This is the only camp with 24 hrs electricity and cell phone reception.
Things to seek at Twee Rivieren Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park:
Species that can be seen throughout the year include White-browed Sparrowweaver (which breeds in the camp), Crimson-breasted Shrike, Brubru, Pririt Batis, Black-chested Prinia, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Common Scimitarbill, Red-eyed Bulbul, Marico Flycatcher, Red-headed Finch and Yellow Canary. These species are however all widespread in the park.
During the summer months species such as Diderick Cuckoo, Willow and African Marsh Warbler, as well as Barn (European), Greater Striped, South African Cliff and White-throated Swallow amongst others may be seen. All occurring swallows are widespread in the park during summer.
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar can also be heard at night during summer.
Other species present in summer are Spotted Flycatcher, Cape White-eye and Long-billed Crombec.
The winter season is a good period for spotting Fairy Flycatcher and Dusky Sunbird that move into the park. Spotted Eagle Owls are resident in camp and Pearl-spotted Owlet and Whitefaced Owl may occasionally be heard or seen. European, White-rumped, Little and Bradfields Swift ay be seen during the rainy season while passing through.
Facilities at the Twee Rivieren Restcamp include:
Laundry tubs in camping areas and ironing facilities (no irons)
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.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FUEL AT TWEE RIVIEREN RESTCAMP:
We engaged with Total South Africa to initiate a process to upgrade our Filling Stations in the Park and a contractor has been appointed to start with the work on the Filling Station at Twee Rivieren that will commence shortly. The upgrade will include the replacement of the underground fuel tanks, driveway, water drainage system and fuel pumps. The project will be completed over a period of three months with construction work to take place daily between 08h00 and 16h30 from Mondays to Saturdays. During this process we will only sell diesel fuel from a temporary above ground supply tank that will be situated in the camp reception area. It is not possible to store and sell unleaded petrol from a similar tank system and we hereby request park visitors to fill up their vehicles on route to the park at Askham that is situated 74kms from the park on the R360. Diesel and Unleaded fuel will be available at our other two main camps Mata Mata and Nossob. We look forward to your visit to the park and please accept our apology for any inconvenience that you might experience with fuel supply at Twee Rivieren during your visit. We aim to improve our facilities in the park for the benefit of our valued customers.
Kgalagadi Accommodation options include six different camps of varying size, facilities and cost.
Accommodation at Twee Rivieren Restcamp - Kgalagadi Park:
Six-bed family chalet, two bedrooms, bathroom (shower), living room, air conditioner and fully equipped kitchen.
Three- and four-bed family cottages, one bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom (shower), living room with extra beds, air conditioned and fully equipped kitchen.
Cottages with two single beds and a double sleeper couch (suitable for children under 12 only), bathroom (shower), airconditioner and fully equipped kitchen.
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.
The entrance at Twee Rivieren Gate is situated approximately 260 km north from Upington. This road has been upgraded with a tarred surface.
Gate Hours are:
Summer - 06:00 - 19:30
Winter - 07:30 - 18:00
Lectures, slide shows and holiday programs are organized from the information centre
Nossob 4x4 Eco Trail
Camp Site No Power (CK6): Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, No power.
Camp Site (CK6P): Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, PowerPoint.
Cottage (FA2Z): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Fully Equipped, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, Unit accessible to the mobility challenged, WC and shower.
Family Chalet (FCH6): 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds, 2 single beds in lounge, Air-conditioned, Fully Equipped, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, WC and shower.
Family Cottage (FA2/4ZA): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 2 single beds in kitchen area, Air-conditioned, Fully Equipped, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, Unit accessible to the mobility challenged, WC and shower.
Family Cottage (FA2/4A): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 2 single beds in kitchen area, Air-conditioned, Fully Equipped, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, WC and shower.
Family Cottage (FA3): 3 single beds, Air-conditioned, Fully Equipped, Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles, Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, Open plan unit, kitchen and sleeping area combined, WC and shower.
- No cancellation fee will be incurred for cancellations made after payment of first deposit up to and including 46 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation fees equal to 50% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of cancellation made between 45 days and 30 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of a cancellation made between 29 days prior to and date of arrival
- 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival/no-shows
Reservation made within 45 days prior to arrival is payable within 24 hours from the day reservation is made.
- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.
It is your responsibility to check if the reservation is correct. Should the reservation be incorrect, please contact our office immediately.
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.
Cancelling or downgrading of a reservation 45 days 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%.
Should the reservation not be taken up on the arrival date the accommodation will be held until 09:00 the following day after which the reservation will be cancelled and the deposit, where applicable, forfeited.