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Kalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Address: Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 54 561 2000
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Riverview chalets at Mata Mata great!

Our first time in the riverview chalets at Mata Mata and we were pleasantly surprise. Great view of waterhole and chalets modern with good bedding and linen. TV with limited... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Kroonstad, South Africa
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Bunde, The Netherlands
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Last year we visited the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park and booked accommodation in the main camp and in two more remote camps. The nature and wildlife are impressing. The roads are ok, but you must be prepared for a lot of driving because the distances are significant. The facilities in the remote camps in terms of communication and food are... More 

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Kroonstad, South Africa
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Our first time in the riverview chalets at Mata Mata and we were pleasantly surprise. Great view of waterhole and chalets modern with good bedding and linen. TV with limited channels, Kitchen with 2-plate hob, microwave, kettle and fridge/freezer. Nice outside stoep with braai and view. No electricity between 21h300 and 05h00

Thank 61Riana
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

really enjoyed it here the staff were very help when we booked in to the park quite good facilities not luxury but clean and safe.A really wild park with lots to see. you could drive it in a family car and we did see one but we felt safer and saw more from our 4x4. remember this is a wild... More 

Thank steveD4862CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

What I found was definately unexpected. From booking in at the gate the people are the most friendly that you can get. This starts everything in a positive! The accomodation is fair and clean and has all you need for a bush holiday. The park is alive with game and we saw Lion, Falcon, Gemsbok, Springbuck and many birds in... More 

Thank Andre W
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park remains one of Southern Africa’s premier destinations. Its popularity well demonstrated by the almost impossible task of securing a camping reservation during the July school holidays. We were not disappointed ......... four separate cheetah sightings, leopard and various rare birds of prey. In terms of facilities the SANParks standards are well maintained here. Worth mentioning is... More 

Thank 985renierb
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

After experiencing a number of Safari´s the highlights for us here was seeing a mother and 4 cheetah cubs on the look out for food, and also seeing Meerkats in the wild for the first time, alongside the night drive (wild cats and Spring Hares), leopard,Lion and over 120 Bird species with large numbers of raptors this was a great... More 

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Doing a game safari is a matter of chance. Sometimes you win and see something amazing; sometimes you don't. But it's all interesting. The terrain of the park is as much of the experience as the animals.I felt that four days was a good amount of time there.

Thank J K
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Thank you first of all for the silence.......... The animal sightings spectacular, the sunset Game Drive with Thys was like driving with Google on wheels! Our best sighting was the Cheetah with her four cubs! The picnic areas was very clean and the ablution was clean with extra toiletpaper! I found my soul here!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Twee Rivieren is the main rest camp of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. If you used to more modern parks like, Kruger National Park and Addo National Park, you will be disappointed. Likely not for long, because the Kgalagadi is one of those parks that creeps in your heart. The Red Kalahari sand, vast stretches of nothing and the serenity of... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Do you want to stay somewhere where you hear lions roaring in the distance at night? This is the place! A lovely small camp with chalets and campsites. It is in a part of the park with lots of animals so the water hole near the camp is well traveled. There is a store and a gas station where you... More 

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