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Situated high up on a red sand dune, overlooking a waterhole in the dry bed of the ancient Auob River, the Kalahari Tent Camp welcomes you to capture the spirit of the land of thirst. This exclusive getaway for the discerning visitor, boasts 15 desert tents each elegantly decorated with rustic finishes using wood, sand and canvas exteriors all in the resonant colours of the park. The tent camp is 3 kilometres from the Mata Mata Rest Camp where Kalahari Tent Camp residents can refuel and get basic supplies at the shop. The camp is designed in such a way that residents feel they have only themselves and the desert for company. 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. 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. There is also a wide spectrum of bird species.
Rates Include:Accommodation, VAT @ 15%Rates Exclude:Optional excursions, Conservation Levies
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 block is essential. Drinking water available in all shops. Shoes are essential on summer evenings for protection against the possibility of scorpion stings.
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. 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. This is a low risk malaria area. Consult your chemist.Roads in the park have gravel surfaces. This camp is NOT fenced; a Duty Manager is based at the camp at all times. The camp and access roads are strictly for the use of residents only! Visitors must supply their own firewood or charcoal. Visitors must supply their own drinking water. No fuel and no shop, closet facilities at Mata Mata.
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.
Gate HoursJanuary and February 06:00 - 19:30 March 06:30 - 19:00 April 07:00 - 18:30 May 07:00 - 18:00 June and July 07:30 - 18:00 August 07:00 - 18:30 September 06:30 - 18:30 October 06:00 - 19:00 November and December 05:30 - 19:30