Accommodation in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Urikaruus Wilderness Camp - Kgalagadi National Park

This area was proclaimed in 1931 mainly to protect migratory game, especially the gemsbok. Although the Botswana-South African border bisects the park, there is no boundary fence and the wild animals have complete freedom of movement in a well-balanced ecological area.

Alongside with the adjacent Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, this park comprises an area of over 3.6 million hectares. This is one of very few conservation area of this magnitude left in the world. Tucked away between Botswana and Namibia, this park boasts vast open spaces and endless horizons, one of the world's truly unspoilt eco-systems.

There is something magical about this vast desert national park. Despite frequent drought and extremes of climate, its land nurtures life in great abundance, and the plains teem with animals of virtually every description, the famous Kalahari Lions, Gemsbok with their warrior-like markings, colourful and acrobatic raptors soaring the forever blue skies and endless numbers of Springbok. Urikaruus wilderness camp is located in the Mata-Mata region of the park, between the veil of old camelthorn trees, overlooking the Auob River. Urikaruus is accessible by passenger vehicles.

Room Description at :

Riverside Cabin (RC2)
- Check in at Twee Rivieren or Mata Mata
- Unfenced, built on stilts, tourism assist. on duty - No children under 12 allowed
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - No additional persons allowed
- Equipped kitchen - Gas fridge / freezer
- Provide own drinking water and firewood - Barbeque facilities on deck
- Solar power for lights, gas for hot water
- Wc and shower

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation and 14% VAT

Rates Exclude:
Optional excursions

Extra information

Water and wood
Urikaruus Wilderness Camp - Guests have to provide their own drinking water and firewood.

Shop
The closest shop and fuel supply is at Twee Rivieren, where guests who have booked Urikaruus also check in. The camp is unfenced, and there is a tourism assistant on duty.

Climate
The Kalahari is an arid region with an annual rainfall of 200 mm, mainly between January and April. In summer day temperatures may exceed 40 degrees. Winter days are sunny with night temperatures often below zero.

General
Roads in the park have gravel surfaces.
Light aircraft may land on a tarred runway at Twee Rivieren. Prior permission must be obtained from the Park.
Hired cars may be collected at Twee Rivieren provided that an advance booking was made.
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.

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ......... R66,00 per adult / R33,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R132,00 per adult / R66,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R264,00 per adult / R132,00 per child, per day


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015


Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ......... R70,00 per adult / R35,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R140,00 per adult / R70,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R280,00 per adult / R140,00 per child, per day