Kgalagadi Park – Twee Rivieren

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.

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 several species.

Internal roads are not suitable for sedan vehicles.

Camp Site No Power (CK6)
  • Base rate 2 people – Max 6 People
  • Camp Site with no power
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Communal ablution
Camp Site (CK6P)
  • Base rate 2 people – Max 6 People
  • Camp site with power point
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Communal ablution
Family Cottage (FA3)
  • Base rate 2 people – Max 3 People
  • 3 single beds
  • Aircon
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen, 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer
  • Open plan unit, kitchen and sleeping area combined
  • Wc and shower
Family Cottage (FA2/4A)
  • Base rate 2 people – Max 4 People
  • 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds in kitchen area
  • Airconitioned
  • Fully Equipped
  • Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer
  • Wc and shower
Family Chalet (FCH6)
  • Base rate 4 people – Max 6 People
  • 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds in lounge
  • Airconitioned
  • Fully Equipped
  • Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer
  • Wc and shower

Frequently Asked Questions


Game drives are available at Twee Rivieren, Nossob, Mata-Mata and the Kalahari Tented Camp

Enquiries can be made at the reception desks, subject to availability.

  • 4 x 4 Routes, when available
  • Nossob 4 x 4 Eco Trail - 214km (contact Twee Rivieren)
  • Bitterpan trail - 120 km
  • Mabuasehube Wilderness Trail - 155km
  • Wilderness Trail (starting at Polentswa) - 257km
  • Direct Route – Nossob Riverbed to Mabuasehube - 170km
  • Direct Route – Kannaguass to Kaa - 85km
  • Laundry tubs in camping area of Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata-Mata.
  • Twee Rivieren, the largest rest camp and administrative base, has a swimming pool, shop, and cell phone reception.
  • Restaurant - serves breakfast and dinner (A-la-Carte)
  • Predator centre at Nossob.
  • Hides at water hole at Nossob and Mata Mata.
  • The camps have limited freezing facilities and cannot provide a freezing service to tourists.
  • Shops in Twee Rivieren, Mata-Mata and Nossob sell commodities.
  • Petrol and diesel are available at Mata-Mata, Nossob and Twee Rivieren.
  • Five picnic sites throughout the Park with barbecue facilities and communal ablution
  • Swimming pool in Twee Rivieren, Kalahari Tent Camp, Mata Mata and Nossob.

The Kalahari is a semi-arid region with an average rainfall of 150mm in the southwest to 350mm in the northeast. The unreliable and irregular rains often accompanied by strong winds and dust-storms, between November and April.

Temperatures vary greatly from -11°C on cold winter nights to 42°C in the shade on summer days when the ground surface temperature reaches a sizzling 70°C. During the winter months, when frost is common, the ground surface temperature can be 25°C lower that the temperature of the air.

Winter in the Kalahari is a cool, dry season from September to October and then a hot, wet season from November to April.

Office Hours:
  • Office Hours: 07:30 to Sundown
Traveling Times:

Closest shop to Kalahari Tent camp is at Mata Mata camp (3 km away).

Distance from Upington – 250 km.

NB Visitors must allow for the following travelling time

From Twee Rivieren to the other camps:
Kieliekrankie 1½ hours
Urikaruus 2½ hours
Kalahari Tented 3½ hours
Mata Mata 3½ hours
Nossob 4½ hours
Bitterpan 6½ hours
Grootkolk 7½ hours
Gharagab Not possible in one day.

Travelling distances within the park

Twee Rivieren – Nossob 3½ hrs
Twee Rivieren – Mata-Mata 2½ hrs
Twee Rivieren – Kalahari Tented 2½ hrs
Twee Rivieren – Grootkolk 6 hrs
Nossob – Union’s End 3 hrs
Nossob – Mata-Mata, via Kamqua dune 3½ hrs
Nossob – Bitterpan 2½ hrs
Bitterpan – Mata-Mata 2 hrs
Nossob – Grootkolk 2½ hrs
Mata-Mata – Kalahari Tent Camp 4 km
Please Take Note:
  • Pets are not allowed in a National Park.
  • Kindly note that no firearms will be allowed in the park.
  • No open game viewing vehicles or vehicles modified with an open roof or roof will be allowed
  • The use of motorbikes and quad bikes are not allowed in the Park.
  • 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.
  • This is a low-risk malaria area. Consult your chemist.
  • Roads in the park have gravel surfaces.
  • The use of drones inside (and over) our national parks is strictly prohibited.
  • Shops in Mata Mata, Nossob and Twee Rivieren camps sell basic commodities.
  • There are no credit/debit card facilities at any of the shops, except for Twee Rivieren.
  • A 4x4 with high ground clearance and low range capabilities is recommended.
  • Twee Rivieren is the only camp with a restaurant.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • The main camps do have drinking water albeit very mineralised.
  • The Wilderness camps do not have potable water and one should provide their own drinking water.
  • Swimming pools at Twee Rivieren, Kalahari Tent camps, Mata Mata and Nossob camps.
  • Power points at camping sites, in Twee Rivieren, Mata Mata and Nossob camps.
  • Hide at waterhole in Mata Mata and Nossob camps. Waterhole at Bitterpan, Grootkolk, Kieliekrankie, Urikaruus, Gharagab and Kalahari Tent camps.
  • Predator centre at Nossob camp. Bitterpan, Grootkolk, Kieliekrankie, Urikaruus, Gharagab and Kalahari Tent camps are not fenced.
  • Only guests staying at Bitterpan and Gharagab are allowed to make use of these 4X4 roads

Tourists wanting to exit the park other than the point of entry must kindly note

that all immigration controls must be done at Twee Rivieren / Two Rivers and a minimum of two nights stay in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is required to be allowed to pass through the Mata Mata border post to and from Namibia or when entering or exiting the Park to or from Botswana.

Tourists crossing into Namibia

Kindly note that the standard black and white ‘ZA’ vehicle sticker is required. A road levy per trailer and per vehicle is payable at Namibian immigration when entering Namibia.

Tourists travelling from and to Namibia please acquaint yourself with the summer and winter time differences between South Africa and Namibia to plan accordingly. Winter changes - 1hr.the first Sunday in April until the first Sunday in September

Any Questions?

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