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BEST vacationer sights within the Northern Cape

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Driving by means of the Northern Cape is an unimaginable experience stuffed with surprises. A street journey by means of this a part of South Africa is an off the crushed observe journey in comparison with the favored Backyard Route for instance. The distinctive panorama of Kalahari, the various wildlife of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and the unimaginable spring flowers of Namaqualand are simply a few of the sights of the Northern Cape.

Some elements of the Northern Cape may be visited as a separate journey or as a mixed with a street journey to Namibia.

The perfect time to go to the Northern Cape?

Relying on which locations you need to go to and what you need to see. To see spring flowers in Namaqua Nationwide Park August is the perfect time. If you wish to see the Augrabies Falls in its finest summer time months between February and Aril is the perfect time for that. For safari drives within the Kgalagadi Nationwide Park Could to September the cooler and drier months is essentially the most favorable time of the yr. In summer time November to February, it will get highly regarded within the Northern Cape not the perfect time in the event you’re planning to go on a tenting journey.

The price of touring 

All of it depends upon how far you need to go, what kind of lodging you select if you wish to prepare dinner for your self or eat out, and many others. Tenting and making meals is essentially the most finances manner of touring by means of the Northern Cape. If you wish to keep indoors reasonably than tenting staying at motels/guesthouses in cities and cities works out cheaper than inside Nationwide Parks. Distances between locations are fairly massive petrol is likely one of the important bills on a street journey.

In the event you’re planning to go to a few SANParks on the journey it may be price shopping for the Wild Card particularly in the event you’re a household. With the Wild Card, you don’t should pay park entrance charges, it’s legitimate for one yr from the acquisition day and provides you free entry to 80 parks and reserves.

Our finances breakdown, 12 days, 2 individuals

  • Petrol (normally on an extended street journey it’s one of many important bills) – R 4500.
  • Lodging (10 nights tenting, 1 evening lodge) – R 3573. Your lodging finances might be nearly the identical for as much as 6 individuals as a result of in most campsites you pay per web site not per individual.
  • Entrance charges (for SA and residents, for foreigners multiply that quantity by 3) – R 636 (in the event you don’t have the Wild Card). We didn’t pay any charges we purchased a Wild Card firstly of our journey.
  • Meals (purchasing, consuming out, espresso) – R 3600. Principally shopping for meals and cooking, a few breakfasts on the way in which, and occasional stops.

Whole: R12 309* or R512 per individual/day.

To see how a lot it’s in different currencies you should utilize a web-based foreign money converter.

A pie-chart with four graphs showing our expenses on the road trip
A pie-chart with our complete finances for the Cape City – Kalahari journey

Must know earlier than the journey 

  • In the event you’re planning to camp in SANParks or in a Nationwide Reserve take into account that energy shops at most campsites decide for caravans (motorhomes). In the event you don’t have one, you’ll want an adapter to have the ability to cost your units. Often, you should buy it at an area store in most parks.
  • On this a part of the county, you drive so much on gravel roads, particularly in Nationwide Parks and Reserves, take a spare tire or two in case you get a flat drained.
  • Cities within the Northern Cape are fairly far aside all the time ensure you have sufficient petrol.
Power outlets in National parks, South Africa
Caravan kind energy shops in SANParks in South Africa

Superb locations to go to within the Northern Cape

Tankwa Karoo Nationwide park 

  • Distance from Cape City – 315 km
  • Driving time – 4h30min

In the event you coming from Cape City on the way in which you’ll be able to cease at a few wine estates on the Breedekloof wine route and do some wine tasting. There are some stunning farms within the space that produce good high quality wines.

Tankwa Karoo Nationwide Park is situated on the border between the Western and Northern Cape within the Succulent Karoo Biome, a singular whole arid spot. We stayed right here just for one evening however one can simply come right here for a weekend getaway from Cape City. There are various totally different routes to drive and so much to discover right here. On a transparent evening, this place is a wonderful stargazing spot. All roads within the park are gravel however in the event you don’t go to 4×Four trails it is possible for you to to drive it with a sedan.

It’s necessary to keep in mind that there are not any retailers or eating places contained in the park. It’s important to carry meals and water with you in addition to fill your automobile with petrol. The final petrol station is in Ceres, 180 km from Tankwa, solely diesel is offered within the park.

What animals are you able to see in Tankwa?

Principally you’ll see many antelopes and small predators. Aardvark, mountain zebra, gemsbok, springbok, bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal, klipspringer, bowsprit tortoise, and Cape cobra. Out of those, we noticed springboks, klipspringers, gemsboks, and plenty of birds.

Tankwa Karoo park entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R46, youngsters – R23
  • SADC nations – R92, youngsters – R46
  • Foreigners – R184, youngsters – R92
  • Tenting – R318 per web site, as much as 6 individuals.

Gate opening time

  • October – March from 05.30 to 19.00
  • April – September from 06.30 to 18.00

Workplace hours

  • Mon – Thu, Sat from 07.30 to 17.30
  • Fri from 07.30 to 21.00
  • Solar/Pub vacation from 09.00 to 17.30

Tenting in Tankwa

There are two varieties of campsites within the park; formal and casual. Formal campsites have good amenities. Casual or bush camps have principally nothing, however they’re cheaper, R124 per web site, max 15 individuals. We determined to remain in a proper one, Perdekloof. There are two formal campsites; Perdekloof (6 websites) and Langkloof (2 websites), each accommodate 6 individuals per web site. Telephone for reserving +27 27 341 1927

There are a number of cottages accessible for lease situated contained in the park in essentially the most beautiful spots. The value is from Z930 for 2 individuals. The cottages can accommodate 2-6 individuals.

Perdekloof campsite

Every web site has its personal bathroom, a bathe, and a kitchenette. We actually loved tenting within the Tankwa park. The world is gorgeous it offers you a sense of being within the wild removed from bustling cities and noises. The campsites are very remoted and on the similar time have all you want for a cushty keep. Don’t miss the sundown at Perdekloof, it’s magic!

Services

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy shops – no
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Telephone reception – no
  • Settle for playing cards – sure, on the reception
  • Different – kitchenette with a sink.

Things to do within the park

  • Recreation drives
  • 4×Four routes
  • Birdwatching
  • Drive over the Gannaga Go. The move is to not miss within the Tankwa. The views from the lookout level are breathtaking! Look ahead to klipspringers leaping over the rocks.
  • Mountain biking
  • Strolling
The fantastic scenery in one of the National Park in Northern Cape
Weird surroundings within the Tankwa Karoo Nationwide Park, an important locations to go to within the Northern Cape

Sutherland Observatory

  • Distance from Cape City – 347 km
  • Driving time – Four hours

Sutherland is a really good little city with many visitor homes and B&B and a few eating places, SPAR, and one petrol station (it’s closed on the weekend from 13.00 Saturdays). We will suggest shopping for meat or biltong at an area butcher’s, we purchased lamb chops and boerewors there they usually had been actually good.

You’ll be able to go to each locations the Tankwa and Sutherland on a weekend journey from Cape City. Spend one evening on the park and one evening stargazing within the Observatory.

The Observatory is simply 14 km outdoors the city. This place is unquestionably price of go to in the event you do a tour you’ll be taught so much concerning the analysis work they do right here, why Southerland is an effective place for stargazing, what sort of telescopes are there. You go to SALT and might get an thought of the way it works and what number of million light-years far again scientists can see by means of it. The tour period is between an hour and a half. Within the reception constructing, there are a number of rooms with data boards and artifacts that present some fascinating details about the house, galaxies, and planets.

There are two every day excursions (no excursions on Sundays) at 10.30 and 14.30 because it’s not far to drive from Tankwa you may make it to go to the Observatory the identical day. The tour prices R100 per individual. Reserving is important. It’s straightforward to do over the cellphone (023) 571-24-36. We booked ours simply an hour earlier than. There are stargazing excursions at evening as nicely on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat at 20.00 in summer time and 18.00 in winter. Worth R120 pp. In the course of the faculty holidays, it’s advisable to ebook a tour beforehand. 

Locations to remain in Sutherland

| Middelfontein Farm | The Blue Moon Guesthouse | Kambro Variety |

One of the building with a telescope in Sutherland Observatory, tourist destination in Northern Cape
SALT telescope, South African Astronomical Observatory in Sutherland, one of many sights within the Northern Cape

Karoo Nationwide Park

  • Distance from Cape City – 360 km
  • Driving time – 5 hours

Beaufort West is the closest to the park city, in truth, the park entrance is simply outdoors it. There are a few retailers, cafes, and a grocery store. In case you have time I’d suggest driving over the Molteno Go that begins outdoors Beaufort West. It should take about 20min. to drive to and again.

Karoo Nationwide park stunned us with its beautiful panorama and biodiversity; mountains and passes with breath-taking viewpoints and plenty of wild animals round. There are even lions right here we didn’t count on it sadly we didn’t see them. However we noticed many mountain zebras, gemsboks, springboks, elands, and pink hartebeests. There are a number of loops that you could drive some solely 4×4. To not miss Klipspringer’s move and viewpoint.

Entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R56, youngsters – R28
  • SADC nations – R112, youngsters – R56
  • Foreigners – R224, youngsters – R112
  • Tenting – from R345 per web site, as much as 6 individuals.

Gate opening time

  • April – September from 07.00 to 18.00
  • October – March from 06.00 to 19.00

Tenting within the Karoo Nationwide Park

Completely superb campsite with good amenities, a lovely view over the mountains, and plenty of large tortoises strolling round in addition to some mongoose and all types of birds. The mountain climbing trails are strolling distance from the campsite.

There are chalets and cottages for lease contained in the park. Costs begin at R1500 per chalets for as much as Three visitors and R2200 per cottage for as much as 6 visitors. Lodging and campsites may be booked over the cellphone – 023 415 2828.

Campsite amenities

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy shops – sure, caravan kind. You should buy an adaptor on the store for R175.
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Telephone reception – sure
  • Settle for playing cards – sure
  • Different – kitchen with a microwave and electrical kettle, laundry room with washing machines. Swimming pool, store, and restaurant on the reception.

Locations to remain in Beaufort West

In the event you’re on the lookout for indoor lodging choices which might be cheaper than those within the park you’ll be able to keep at one of many cozy guesthouses in Beaufort West. It’s about 2-Three instances cheaper to remain within the city.

| [email protected] | Vacation House Lekker Lê | Haus Holzapfel | @Mango’s |

Things to do within the park

  • Recreation drives
  • 4×Four drives
  • Chicken watching, there’s a hen disguise strolling distance from the campsite.
  • Mountain climbing, there are three brief mountain climbing trails.
  • Fossil path, 400m path that can take you thru a formidable assortment of prehistoric fossils discovered within the space.
The scenery in the Karoo National Park one of the attraction in the Northern Cape
Karoo Nationwide Park is an incredible place to go to for a day or two to take pleasure in its superb surroundings and wildlife

Namaqua Nationwide Park

  • Distance from Cape City – 533 km
  • Driving time – 5h30min.

Namaqua Nationwide Park is an incredible place to go to throughout the flower season which occurs right here sooner than within the Western Cape, round August. Often, the naked dessert-like panorama modifications fully after the winter rains that flip the park into one large colourful carpet.

Park entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R46, youngsters – R23
  • SADC nations – R92, youngsters – R46
  • Foreigners – R92, youngsters – R46
  • Tenting – R170 per web site, as much as 6 individuals

If you wish to have a really particular flower experience you’ll be able to keep at one of many Flower Camps. It’s fairly expensive in comparison with the usual tenting nevertheless it consists of lodging in a giant tent set on the seashore, breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner. Charges R2700 per individual per day.

Locations to remain in Springbok

Springbok is the closest to the park city in the event you don’t really feel like tenting there are various indoor lodging choices there. It’s a superb cease on the way in which to Namibia, 115 km from the border.

| HERB GARDEN RESTAURANT & ROOMS | Nama White Visitor Home | Kliprand Guesthouse |

Flower season in the Namaqua National Park, Northern Cape
The flower season is essentially the most stunning time for visiting the Northern Cape

Augrabies Falls Nationwide Park

  • Distance from Cape City – 755 km
  • Driving time – Eight hours

Augrabies Falls is a big canyon made by the Orange River. It appears spectacular even within the dry season although there’s not that a lot water. The perfect time to go to the falls in full move is between February and April. There are picket strolling paths alongside the canyon you’ll be able to observe it from totally different angles. In the event you go to the falls in August-September on the way in which you are able to do a few stops alongside the West Coast to see spring flowers in Namaqualand.

There’s a very good restaurant on the reception constructing they’ve good espresso and breakfast. Within the native store, you should buy snacks, cool drinks, souvenirs, and maps. Petrol is offered on the gate.

Park entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R56, youngsters – R28
  • SADC nations – R112, youngsters – R56
  • Foreigners – R224, youngsters – R112
  • Tenting – R285 per web site, as much as 6 individuals

Gate opening hours/workplace hours

Day by day from 7.00 to 18.00

Tenting on the Augrabies Falls

Effectively maintained campsite with good ablutions, clear, protected (aside from baboons and monkeys) and spacious. There’s a swimming pool near the reception the place you’ll be able to chill on a scorching day. The baboons and monkeys on the campsite are fairly annoying. They don’t seem to be shy in any respect, don’t go away something unattended. We beloved meerkats and floor squirrels operating across the campsite. Within the morning and night, you’ll be able to see many various birds.

There are indoor lodging choices within the park; chalets for two individuals from R1175 and cottages for Four individuals from R2000. Telephone for reserving +27 (0) 12 428 9111

Services

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy shops – sure
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Mobile phone reception – sure
  • Settle for playing cards – sure
  • Different – kitchen with electrical stoves, sinks, washing machines. Restaurant and store on the reception.

Locations to remain outdoors the park

There are a few guesthouses simply outdoors the Augrabies which might be cheaper than chalets contained in the park.

| The Falls Visitor Home | Augrabies De Oude Stoor Guesthouse | Augrabies Valle Guesthouse |

Things to do

  • Mountain climbing. There are two mountain climbing routes; Klipspringer path – 35km (Three days), opened from April to center October. Dassie path – 5km. Strolling Dassie route we noticed a few klipspringers, many dassies and a few meerkats.
  • Mountain biking
  • 4×Four drive, 94km Wilderness street
  • Stargazing
  • Birdwatching
Augrabies Falls National Park a popular tourist destination in Northern Cape
Augrabies Falls within the Northern Cape. Summer season is just not the perfect time to go to the Falls there’s not a lot water there

Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

  • Distance from Cape City – 840 km
  • Driving time – 9h40min.

An incredible place on the shores of the Orange River, on the border with Namibia. The park boasts a weird rocky panorama with occasional quiver bushes and the unimaginable evening sky. Richtersveld Park is a superb cease on the way in which to Namibia. In the event you come right here be sure that to carry meals provides there isn’t any store or restaurant contained in the park.

Park entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R72, youngsters – R36
  • SADC nations – R144, youngsters – R72
  • Foreigners – R244, youngsters – R122
  • Tenting – from R260, as much as 6 individuals

Gate opening hours

  • Monday – Friday from 7:30 to 18:00
  • Saturday – from 8:00 to 18:00
  • Sundays – from 08:00 to 16:30

Things to do

  • 4×Four drives
  • having fun with flowers in spring
  • mountain climbing
  • stargazing

There are a number of campsites contained in the park as a result of distant location the amenities and ablutions usually are not as nice as in different SANParks however they’ve staple items like operating water and bathrooms. In the event you resolve to remain within the park for an evening or two you need to be self-sufficient.

Witsand Nature Reserve

  • Distance from Cape City – 860 km
  • Driving time – 10 hours

The reserve is legendary for its white sand dunes that distinction towards the pink sand of the encompassing space. The dunes are between 20m and 60m excessive in a manner they remind well-known Namibian sand dunes simply on a smaller scale. In the event you’re fortunate and the climate situations are proper you’ll be able to witness the well-known Roaring Sands of Kalahari.

What animals are you able to see?

Springboks, steenboks, gemsboks, pink hartebeest, floor squirrel, meerkat, porcupine, aardvark, bat eared fox, cape fox, genet, spring hare, aardwolf and many various birds.

Witsand entrance charge

  • Adults – R60 Wild card is just not legitimate right here.
  • Kids – R40
  • Tenting – R110 per individual. In the event you keep in a single day you don’t pay the doorway charge.

Tenting at Witsand

We didn’t count on a lot however completely beloved tenting right here, the campsite may be very spacious, with good ablutions, quiet and peaceable. Springboks and steenboks strolling across the campsite not bothered by individuals’s presence. A few steenboks had been strolling round our web site all night and later at evening, we heard them consuming coals from our hearth. We noticed a genet a few instances subsequent to our tent in quest of meals. It was the primary time we noticed that nocturne animal. It’s an important place to flee from the bustling metropolis life the one noises you hear are these produced by animals. This campsite was one in all our favorites on this journey. Tip! Convey mosquito repellent there have been fairly just a few of them after sundown. Telephone for reserving 083 234 7573. 

Services

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy shops – sure, caravan kind.
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Telephone reception – sure, poor sign, no 3G
  • Settle for playing cards – sure
  • Different – swimming pool, small store on the reception.

Locations to remain in Olifantshoek

You an go to the reserve as a day journey and keep at a guesthouse in Olifantshoek, this small city is about 75 m away from the Witsand.

| Elephant Rock Inn | Geluksdam Visitor Home |

Things to do

  • Drive to the point of view to see the white dunes
  • Climb the dunes
  • Sandboarding, lease a board for R150 per day
  • Biking, lease a motorcycle right here for R120 per day
  • Mountain climbing
  • Watching animals
  • Birdwatching
Alya enjoying the scenery in Witsand, one of tourist destinations in the Northern Cape
Alya on one of many sand dunes in Witsand Nature Reserve, Northern Cape

Upington

  • Distance from Cape City – 800 km
  • Driving time – 8h40min.

The city is located on the financial institution of the Orange River midway between the Augrabies Falls and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It’s a pleasant place to inventory provides in the event you’re planning to go to the Kgalagadi. In the event you resolve to cease in Upington or simply drive previous I’d suggest visiting a few native wine farms. The Orange River wine route is by far not as widespread because the wine routes round Cape City however they’ve good wines and wine tasting right here is an fascinating experience.

Locations to remain close to Upington

| Olive Tree B&B | River Financial institution Lapa | Three Gables Guesthouse |

Mokala Nationwide Park

  • Distance from Cape City – 900 km
  • Driving time – 9h30min.

Mokala Nationwide Park is the youngest of all SAN parks it’s a predator-free park so if you wish to see lions, cheetahs, or hyenas it’s not the fitting place. The park is just not very large in the event you’re driving from Kimberley one of the best ways to see it’s to enter at Lilydale gate and exit at Mosu Gate. Driving by means of we noticed many springboks, zebras, wildebeests, gemsboks, ostriches, buffaloes, antelopes, and a few birds. In the event you like birdwatching don’t miss the Chicken disguise with a giant water gap. There’s a restaurant on the reception the place you’ll be able to pre-order lunch.

Mokala park entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R48, youngsters – R24
  • SADC nations – R96, youngsters – R48
  • Foreigners – R192, youngsters – R96
  • Tenting – R400 per web site, as much as 6 individuals.

Gate opening time

  • Summer season from 07.00 to 19.00
  • Winter from 07.00 to 17.30

Motswedi campsite

We couldn’t keep right here however we went to examine the campsite. Every web site has a non-public ablution block with a kitchen, fridge, and a small gasoline range. There’s a waterhole simply outdoors the campsite the place you’ll be able to see animals principally within the mornings and evenings whereas having breakfast or having fun with braai. If you wish to camp within the park particularly over the weekend, be sure that to ebook it prematurely. The campsite may be very small (solely 6 websites) and infrequently totally booked. Telephone for reserving 053 204 8000

Campsite amenities

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy shops – no
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Telephone reception – poor sign, no 3G
  • Settle for playing cards – sure
  • Different –kitchen with fridge and gasoline range.

Indoor lodging in Mokala

There are a number of lodging choices (cabins, bungalows) contained in the park from R1000 for two individuals. And a few locations simply outdoors the park: Wag n Bietjie Bush Lodge and Imbasa Safari Lodge.

Things to do within the park

  • Recreation drive
  • Birdwatching
  • Stargazing
Four gemsboks hiding from the heat under the tree
Gemsboks hiding within the shade in Mokala Nationwide Park

The Massive Gap, Kimberley

  • Distance from Cape City – 960 km
  • Driving time – 10 hours

Don’t overlook to fill petrol at Griquatown it’s the one petrol station on the way in which earlier than Kimberley. We nearly ran out of petrol and simply made it to Engen with 2l left.

Kimberley is a capital metropolis of Northern Cape so if you might want to do some purchasing or inventory with meals for the subsequent days it’s a superb place for these.

It’s an ex diamond mine become a museum. The outlet is 240m deep and 463m broad and claimed to be the biggest excavated by hand gap on this planet. Digging began in 1872 and by 1914 over 22 million tons of earth was excavated and 3000kg of diamonds had been discovered. The outlet appears very spectacular its turquoise blue water lake.

On the museum territory, there are some old-style homes and operating previous trams you’ll be able to stroll across the streets, have lunch in a restaurant or take a tram tide.

Entrance charge

  • Adults – R40
  • Kids – R20
  • An hour tour –  R100.

Locations to remain in Kimberley

In the event you resolve to remain in Kimberley I’d recommend staying reasonably outdoors town, there are a few good locations not far-off.

| Kalahari Lodge Kimberley | Dronfield Reserve | Mein Heim Property Visitor Farm |

The Big Hole diamond mine lake in Kimberley, a popular destination in Northern Cape
The Massive Gap in Kimberley is likely one of the widespread vacationer sights within the Northern Cape

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

  • Distance from Cape City – 1046 km
  • Driving time – 11 hours

If you wish to make all of it the way in which to Kgalagadi park, cease purchasing in Upington, do some wine tasting, and go to meerkat sanctuary you’ll have to start out driving early.

The drive is sort of good by means of some rocky hills and vineyards. There’s a large mall in Upington the place you’ll be able to inventory for the subsequent days within the park. For wine tasting the best choice is to go to Orange River cellar tasting room in Upington, they’ve some good wines, tasting R20 pp.

Kalahari Trails, Meerkat sanctuary

Kalahari is the meerkat nation, right here you might have the perfect probability to watch these superb animals. At about 30 km earlier than the Kgalagadi Park, there’s a signal “Meerkat Sanctuary”, it’s principally a home the place Professor Anne Rasa, a specialist in desert animals’ habits, helps to rehabilitate meerkats that had been rescued or confiscated from individuals. It’s an official Cape Nature rescue middle.

Often, there are various meerkats operating round the home and a few infants inside. We had been fascinated by these cute little animals with a lot persona. In the event you journey with youngsters, they may love this place it’s one of many few locations the place you’ll be able to truly work together with meerkats with out doing them any hurt. The place works for donations.

It’s doable to remain on the Kalahari Trails there are chalets, guesthouses and tenting spots.

Little meerkats inside the house at the Sanctuary in the Kalahari
Cute child meerkats (suricates) on the Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary on the way in which to the Kgalagadi

Kgalagadi is the wildest out of all SAN parks. It’s one of many wildlife lovers’ favourite safari parks within the nation. We met many individuals within the park which were right here greater than 10-15 instances, they arrive nearly yearly and keep within the park for weeks. We’re fairly removed from being safari consultants however undoubtedly will come again sooner or later and keep longer to discover each nook of this wildlife paradise. You’ll be able to mix a go to to the Kgalagadi with a street journey to Namibia.

Must know! Twee Rivieren, Nossob, and Mata Mata campsites have petrol nevertheless it will get too scorching within the afternoon petrol pump doesn’t work it’s higher to fill your automobile an early morning or late night.

Entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R82, youngsters – R41
  • SADC nations – R164, youngsters – R82
  • Foreigners – R328, youngsters – R164

Gate opening instances

  • Summer season (Dec-Jan) from 5.30 to 19.30
  • Winter between 6.00-07.30 and 18.00-19.00

We arrived at Twee Rivieren at Three pm and determined to go for a fast drive simply 35km to and again in direction of Nossob it took us 3,5 hours and we noticed; jackals, a Cape fox, many meerkats and floor squirrels, many gemsboks and springboks, some wildebeests, many ostriches. Keep in mind! you should return to your campsite earlier than they shut the gate.

Appears to be like like driving between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata you might have the perfect probability for recognizing predators particularly lions all people we met within the park noticed a least a few lion on this route. From our experience, this half was undoubtedly the perfect a part of Kgalagadi. We’d recommend to camp for a few days at Mata Mata and do morning and night drives from there. As soon as at Twee Rivieren don’t overlook to fill your tank, the subsequent petrol station is 60km away at Molopo Kalahari lodge.

A Cape fox next to its hole in the Kgalagadi, Northern Cape
The Kgalagadi Park is legendary for its lions however the fairly Cape Fox was my private favourite there. What a gracious animal!



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