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BEST vacationer sights within the Northern Cape

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Driving by the Northern Cape is an unbelievable experience stuffed with surprises. A street journey by this a part of South Africa is an off the overwhelmed monitor 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 unbelievable spring flowers of Namaqualand are simply a number 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 one of the best time. If you wish to see the Augrabies Falls in its finest summer season months between February and Aril is one of the best time for that. For safari drives within the Kgalagadi Nationwide Park Might to September the cooler and drier months is essentially the most favorable time of the yr. In summer season November to February, it will get extremely popular within the Northern Cape not one of the best time in the event you’re planning to go on a tenting journey.

The price of touring 

All of it relies on how far you need to go, what sort of lodging you select if you wish to prepare dinner for your self or eat out, and so on. Tenting and making meals is essentially the most funds method of touring by the Northern Cape. If you wish to keep indoors reasonably than tenting staying at inns/guesthouses in cities and cities works out cheaper than inside Nationwide Parks. Distances between locations are fairly massive petrol is among the major bills on a street journey.

In case you’re planning to go to a few SANParks on the journey it is likely to be value 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 funds breakdown, 12 days, 2 individuals

  • Petrol (often on a protracted street journey it’s one of many major bills) – R 4500.
  • Lodging (10 nights tenting, 1 night time resort) – R 3573. Your lodging funds will probably be virtually the identical for as much as 6 individuals as a result of in most campsites you pay per website not per particular person.
  • 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 at the start of our journey.
  • Meals (buying, consuming out, espresso) – R 3600. Principally shopping for meals and cooking, a few breakfasts on the best way, and occasional stops.

Complete: R12 309* or R512 per particular person/day.

To see how a lot it’s in different currencies you need to use a web based forex converter.

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

Must know earlier than the journey 

  • In case you’re planning to camp in SANParks or in a Nationwide Reserve take into account that energy retailers at most campsites choose for caravans (motorhomes). In case you don’t have one, you’ll want an adapter to have the ability to cost your gadgets. 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 at all times be sure you have sufficient petrol.
Power outlets in National parks, South Africa
Caravan sort energy retailers in SANParks in South Africa

Wonderful locations to go to within the Northern Cape

Tankwa Karoo Nationwide park 

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

In case you coming from Cape City on the best way you may cease at a few wine estates on the Breedekloof wine route and do some wine tasting. There are some lovely 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 novel total arid spot. We stayed right here just for one night time however one can simply come right here for a weekend getaway from Cape City. There are numerous completely different routes to drive and so much to discover right here. On a transparent night time, 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 do not forget that there aren’t any retailers or eating places contained in the park. It’s important to deliver meals and water with you in addition to fill your automotive with petrol. The final petrol station is in Ceres, 180 km from Tankwa, solely diesel is on the market 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, kids – R23
  • SADC nations – R92, kids – R46
  • Foreigners – R184, kids – R92
  • Tenting – R318 per website, 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 forms of campsites within the park; formal and casual. Formal campsites have good services. Casual or bush camps have principally nothing, however they’re cheaper, R124 per website, 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 website. Cellphone for reserving +27 27 341 1927

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

Perdekloof campsite

Every website 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 identical time have all you want for a snug keep. Don’t miss the sundown at Perdekloof, it’s magic!

Amenities

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – no
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Cellphone 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 Move. The go 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 amazing 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 and so they have been actually good.

You possibly can go to each locations the Tankwa and Sutherland on a weekend journey from Cape City. Spend one night time on the park and one night time stargazing within the Observatory.

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

There are two day by day excursions (no excursions on Sundays) at 10.30 and 14.30 because it’s not far to drive from Tankwa you can also make it to go to the Observatory the identical day. The tour prices R100 per particular person. Reserving is crucial. It’s simple to do over the cellphone (023) 571-24-36. We booked ours simply an hour earlier than. There are stargazing excursions at night time as effectively on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat at 20.00 in summer season and 18.00 in winter. Worth R120 pp. Throughout the faculty holidays, it’s advisable to ebook a tour beforehand. 

Locations to remain in Sutherland

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

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 reality, the park entrance is simply outdoors it. There are a few retailers, cafes, and a grocery store. When you’ve got time I’d suggest driving over the Molteno Move that begins outdoors Beaufort West. It can take about 20min. to drive to and again.

Karoo Nationwide park shocked us with its gorgeous 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 anticipate it sadly we didn’t see them. However we noticed many mountain zebras, gemsboks, springboks, elands, and purple hartebeests. There are a number of loops that you could drive some solely 4×4. To not miss Klipspringer’s go and viewpoint.

Entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R56, kids – R28
  • SADC nations – R112, kids – R56
  • Foreigners – R224, kids – R112
  • Tenting – from R345 per website, 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 wonderful campsite with good services, an attractive view over the mountains, and plenty of massive tortoises strolling round in addition to some mongoose and all types of birds. The climbing trails are strolling distance from the campsite.

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

Campsite services

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, caravan sort. You should buy an adaptor on the store for R175.
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Cellphone 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 case you’re on the lookout for indoor lodging choices which might be cheaper than those within the park you may keep at one of many cozy guesthouses in Beaufort West. It’s about 2-Three occasions cheaper to remain within the city.

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

Things to do within the park

  • Recreation drives
  • 4×Four drives
  • Hen watching, there’s a hen cover strolling distance from the campsite.
  • Mountain climbing, there are three quick climbing trails.
  • Fossil path, 400m path that may 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 get pleasure from its wonderful 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 in the course of the flower season which occurs right here sooner than within the Western Cape, round August. Often, the naked dessert-like panorama adjustments utterly after the winter rains that flip the park into one massive colourful carpet.

Park entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R46, kids – R23
  • SADC nations – R92, kids – R46
  • Foreigners – R92, kids – R46
  • Tenting – R170 per website, as much as 6 individuals

If you wish to have a really particular flower experience you may keep at one of many Flower Camps. It’s fairly expensive in comparison with the usual tenting however it contains lodging in a giant tent set on the seashore, breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner. Charges R2700 per particular person 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 cease on the best way 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 lovely 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 seems to be spectacular even within the dry season although there may be not that a lot water. The perfect time to go to the falls in full circulation is between February and April. There are picket strolling paths alongside the canyon you may observe it from completely different angles. In case you go to the falls in August-September on the best way 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 on the market on the gate.

Park entrance charge

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

Gate opening hours/workplace hours

Every day from 7.00 to 18.00

Tenting on the Augrabies Falls

Properly 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 may 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 depart something unattended. We liked meerkats and floor squirrels operating across the campsite. Within the morning and night, you may 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. Cellphone for reserving +27 (0) 12 428 9111

Amenities

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – 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 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 time will not be one of the best time to go to the Falls there may be 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 timber and the unbelievable night time sky. Richtersveld Park is a good cease on the best way to Namibia. In case you come right here ensure to deliver meals provides there isn’t any store or restaurant contained in the park.

Park entrance charge

  • SA and residents – R72, kids – R36
  • SADC nations – R144, kids – R72
  • Foreigners – R244, kids – 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
  • climbing
  • stargazing

There are a number of campsites contained in the park because of the distant location the services and ablutions will not be as nice as in different SANParks however they’ve staple items like operating water and bathrooms. In case you resolve to remain within the park for an evening or two it’s important 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 purple sand of the encompassing space. The dunes are between 20m and 60m excessive in a method they remind well-known Namibian sand dunes simply on a smaller scale. In case you’re fortunate and the climate situations are proper you may witness the well-known Roaring Sands of Kalahari.

What animals are you able to see?

Springboks, steenboks, gemsboks, purple 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 will not be legitimate right here.
  • Youngsters – R40
  • Tenting – R110 per particular person. In case you keep in a single day you don’t pay the doorway charge.

Tenting at Witsand

We didn’t anticipate a lot however completely liked 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 have been strolling round our website all night and later at night time, we heard them consuming coals from our fireplace. We noticed a genet a few occasions subsequent to our tent in the hunt for meals. It was the primary time we noticed that nocturne animal. It’s an amazing place to flee from the bustling metropolis life the one noises you hear are these produced by animals. This campsite was considered one of our favorites on this journey. Tip! Deliver mosquito repellent there have been fairly a couple of of them after sundown. Cellphone for reserving 083 234 7573. 

Amenities

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, caravan sort.
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Cellphone 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, hire a board for R150 per day
  • Biking, hire 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 case 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 standard 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 best place. The park will not be very massive in the event you’re driving from Kimberley the easiest way to see it’s to enter at Lilydale gate and exit at Mosu Gate. Driving by we noticed many springboks, zebras, wildebeests, gemsboks, ostriches, buffaloes, antelopes, and a few birds. In case you like birdwatching don’t miss the Hen cover with a giant water gap. There’s a restaurant on the reception the place you may pre-order lunch.

Mokala park entrance charge

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

Gate opening time

  • Summer time 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 test the campsite. Every website has a personal ablution block with a kitchen, fridge, and a small fuel range. There’s a waterhole simply outdoors the campsite the place you may 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, ensure to ebook it prematurely. The campsite may be very small (solely 6 websites) and infrequently totally booked. Cellphone for reserving 053 204 8000

Campsite services

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Flush bathrooms – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – no
  • Braai place – sure
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Cellphone reception – poor sign, no 3G
  • Settle for playing cards – sure
  • Different –kitchen with fridge and fuel 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 Large 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 best way earlier than Kimberley. We virtually ran out of petrol and simply made it to Engen with 2l left.

Kimberley is a capital metropolis of Northern Cape so if you should do some buying or inventory with meals for the following days it’s place for these.

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

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

Entrance charge

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

Locations to remain in Kimberley

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

| 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 Large Gap in Kimberley is among the standard 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 best way to Kgalagadi park, cease buying in Upington, do some wine tasting, and go to meerkat sanctuary you’ll have to start out driving early.

The drive is kind of good by some rocky hills and vineyards. There’s a massive mall in Upington the place you may inventory for the following 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 may have one of the best likelihood to look at these wonderful 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’ conduct, helps to rehabilitate meerkats that have been rescued or confiscated from individuals. It’s an official Cape Nature rescue heart.

Often, there are various meerkats operating round the home and a few infants inside. We have been fascinated by these cute little animals with a lot character. In case you journey with kids, they are going to love this place it’s one of many few locations the place you may really 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 best way 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 have been right here greater than 10-15 occasions, they arrive virtually yearly and keep within the park for weeks. We’re fairly removed from being safari specialists however positively will come again at some point and keep longer to discover each nook of this wildlife paradise. You possibly can mix a go to to the Kgalagadi with a street journey to Namibia.

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

Entrance charge

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

Gate opening occasions

  • Summer time (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 need to return to your campsite earlier than they shut the gate.

Appears like driving between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata you may have one of the best likelihood 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 positively one of the best 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 following 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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