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Twee Rivieren is the park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the banks of the Dry Nossob Riverbed. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas. Twee Rivieren has a reception, shop, fuel, restaurant, information centre and swimming pool. This is the only camp with 24 hours electricity and cell phone reception.Because of the sparse vegetation and concentration of animals in the dry riverbeds of the Auob and Nossob Rivers, Kgalagadi offers premium mammal viewing destinations anywhere. It is especially renowned for predator watching and for the seasonal movement of large herbivores such as blue wildebeest, springbok, eland and red hartebeest.
Ground Squirrel and Suricate (Meerkat) are two more of the park’s more prominent species. Both these ground dwelling species live in large family groups for added protection and can easily be seen throughout the park. Honey Badger (Ratel), Pangolin (Scaly Anteater) and Bat-eared Fox are some of the park specials to search for. But it is the predators that are the park’s biggest attraction. Excellent chances of seeing cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena and the definitive black-maned lion exist. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has a list of approximately 297 species of, which only about 96 are resident. The remainder comprises mainly nomadic, migratory and vagrant species, which number about 28, 60 and 107 respectively. A variety of raptors may be seen. The two dry riverbeds in the park, namely the Nossob and Auob, support a wide spectrum of bird species and are the focus points of bird activity. The higher number and density of bird species may be primarily attributed to the large camel thorn trees (Acacia erioloba) found along these river courses, which provide important nesting and roosting sites for a variety of birds. Although the two riverbeds essentially support similar bird populations, some species are more likely to be encountered in one or the other.There are 2 roads that cross the duneveld in the park, the one being 55 km long the other 35 km. These roads traverse mainly through open grassland with occasional shrubs and trees, and provide many birders with good views of a number of species.
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Traveling distances within the parkTwee Rivieren – Nossob: 3½ hrs. Twee Rivieren – Mata-Mata: 2½ hrs. Twee Rivieren – Kalahari Tent Camp: 2½ hrs. Twee Rivieren – Grootkolk: 6 hrs. Nossob – Union’s End: 3 hrs. Nossob – Mata-Mata (over Kamqua dune road): 3½ hrs. Nossob – Bitterpan: 2½ hrs. Bitterpan – Mata-Mata: 2 hrs. Nossob – Grootkolk: 2½ hrs. Mata-Mata – Kalahari Tent Camp: 4 km
ClimateThe Kalahari is an arid region with an annual rainfall of 200 mm, mainly between January and April. In summer day temperatures may exceed 40°C. Winter days are sunny with night temperatures often below zero.Handy HintsBinoculars and cameras should be easily accessible at all times. Sun cream is advisable. Drinking water available in all shops Office Hours07:30 to sundown Take NotePets are not allowed in a national park. Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure. Shoes are essential on summer evenings for protection against the possibility of scorpion stings. Keep an emergency supply of 10 litres water in your vehicle. In the event of a breakdown, remain in your vehicle – it is the safest place.
MalariaThis is a low risk malaria area. Consult your chemist. Roads in the park have gravel surfaces.
Hired cars May be collected at Twee Rivieren provided that an advance booking was made. The travelling time from the entrance gate at Twee Rivieren to Nossob rest camp is 3,5 hours and to Mata Mata 2,5 hours. When driving from one rest camp to the other, travellers should depart with travelling times in mind to ensure arrival before sunset as no travelling is allowed in the park after dark. Wheelchair AccessTwee Rivieren 1 x 4 bed family cottage. Bitterpan 1 x 2 bed unit. Grootkolk 1 x 2 bed chalets. Kalahari Tent Camp 2 x 2 bed desert tents. These units are all equipped with appropriate ablution facilities and easy access to the unit. The information centres at Twee Rivieren and Nossob have ramps and are accessible, as is the hide at and camping ablution at Nossob.