Twee Rivieren Restcamp - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park| safari.com
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Overview

In a setting such as the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park's, where striking red sand dunes are offset by sparse, hardy vegetation and resilient desert wildlife, Twee Rivieren camp possesses the character and stature of a desert camp to be remembered. Occupying an impressive position on the dry Nossob river bed, the camp is particularly well noted for its seasonal migrations of desert herbivores, such as blue wildebeest and red hartebeest, as well as the ever-trailing predators, yielding exciting hunts and game viewing from virtually all corners of the camp.


This camp is the administrative headquarters of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park as a whole, and the largest rest camp within its borders. 

Accommodation

• Camp sites are completed with braai(barbecue) facilities, communal ablution and laundry facilities, and electricity points at most sites

• Three and four-bed family cottages are also available for accommodation, with one air-conditioned bedroom with two single beds, a kitchen equipped with a two-plate stove and fridge-freezer combination, living room with a double sleeper couch, and a bathroom with a WC and a shower.
Units are suitable for the disabled

Twee Rivieren family chalets are six-bed units, consisting of two bedrooms, each with two single beds. The air conditioned living room has two additional single beds. The kitchen is equipped with a two plate stove and fridge-freezer combination. Bathrooms have WCs and showers. 

Activities & Facilities

Guests of the rest camp can attend lectures on the ecology and wildlife of the area, as well as screened slide shows and holiday programs, all organised from the information center.

Night drives and day walks are facilitated and supervised by trained and eager professional guides, and 4 x 4 trails and loops are available in and around the camp.

Being the largest camp within the park, and also the administrative headquarters, Twee Rivieren is also decked out with a swimming pool, information centre, shop, restaurant (stocking commodities such as fresh meat, milk, cheese, eggs, bread, wine and beer) and public telephone. Cell phone reception is also available.

Petrol (premium and unleaded) and diesel are available from filling stations at Twee Rivieren, Mata Mata and Nossob.

Important Information

Twee Rivieren's shops are the only ones in the park with credit/debit card facilities.

Guests are required to bring their own wood and drinking water.

Pets are not allowed in a National Park or its associated camp sites. Firearms are required to be declared at the gate, where they will be sealed, and the seal broken upon departure. Shoes should be worn on summer evenings to guard against the possibility of scorpion stings. Guests should keep an emergency supply of ten litres water in their vehicles.

This is a low risk malaria area, and guests shoud consult their doctors or chemists before embarking. 

Wildlife

Just a few of the Kgalagadi Park's wide range of indigenous animals include eland, gemsbok, giraffe, cheetah, lion, Spotted Hyena, springbok, Red Hartebeest, Round-Eared Elephant Shrew, Short-Tailed Gerbil and the Silver (Cape) Fox.

The park hosts approximately 280 bird species, of which less than half are resident. The remainder are chiefly nomadic, migratory and vagrant species. Numerous raptors are easily spotted around Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, such as Tawny and Black-breasted (chested) Snake Eagle, bateleur, White-backed and Lappet-faced Vulture, and smaller species such as Pale Chanting Goshawk, Gabar Goshawk, Pygmy Falcon and Greater Kestrel.

Directions

Entry points into the park:

• From South Africa access is through the Twee Rivieren gate
• From Namibia through the Mata-Mata gate
• From Botswana through the Two Rivers, Mabuasehube and Kaa gates.
• Passports are not required for entry, unless departure is planned through a different gate into another country.

Directions from Central Gauteng:

• The Kgalagadi Transfontier National Park is situated approximately 250 km from Upington in the far northern Cape and 904 km from Johannesburg.
• Visitors driving from Johannesburg have a choice of two routes, either via Upington (255 km tarred road) or via Kuruman, Hotazel and Vanzylrus (+/- 340 km gravel).
• Upington airport is the nearest airport to the Park.
• All guests intending to travel to Twee Rivieren, via Vanzylrus, must note that the gravel sections are badly corrugated and travelling at high speed is not advised.
• Guests travelling via Upington/Askham will be doing so on a tarred road that is in good condition.

Travelling Distances within the Park:

Twee Rivieren – Nossob: 3.5hrs
• Twee Rivieren – Mata Mata: 2.5hrs
• Twee Rivieren – Kalahari Tent Camp: 2.5hrs
• Twee Rivieren – Grootkolk: 6hrs
Nossob – Union’s End: 3hrs
• Nossob – Mata-Mata (over Kamqua dune road): 3.5hrs
• Nossob – Bitterpan: 2.5hrs
• Bitterpan – Mata-Mata: 2hrs
• Nossob – Grootkolk: 2.5hrs
• Mata-Mata – Kalahari Tent Camp: 4 km
GPS: Entrance Gate - Twee Rivieren: -26.47395 (latitude), 20.6132 (longitude)

Reviews


A great holiday thanks. Camp excellent.

Kobus Vermaak

Verry Good.

ANDRE HARMSE

We stayed in TWEE RIVIEREN REST CAMP FA2/4A (FAMILY COTTAGE) 26/12/2011 27/12/2011 no. 20 (Charmaine did the booking for us)Bat

Werner Furter

We will try to stay longer next time we visit. The new gate centre at Twee Rivieren is looking stunning!

WF OOSTHUIZEN

Hi, the camping facilities in Twee rivieren, Nossop and mata mata were good. The roads were very rutted. Game viewing was difficult due to long grass and deep roads. Your vehicle needs height to optimise viewing! Regards, Bill Stephens

Bill Stephens

The aircon was not working properly . We were allocated the chalet closest to the road when the camp was not yet full.Surely these should be the last option ?The pool was not functioing up to standard .

M. Mosca

We had a great time. The camping site was peaceful and clean. Was a real pleasure.

Herman Du Plessis

De cottage was volledig ingericht. Goede bedden. Prachtig uitzicht en heerlijk rustig. De moeite waard voor verblijf.

W.G. Weener

This camp is the flag ship of the park from the ones we visited. The receptionist at the desk was great and very friendly and helpful. The chalet its self was very good and well furnished.

DON FERGUSON

Maintenance is not as it used to be !The restaurant food was not so good !Generally we find that booking is not accurate, ie there is place when one is told that all is booked up .

G White

In a setting such as the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park's, where striking red sand dunes are offset by sparse, hardy vegetation and resilient desert wildlife, Twee Rivieren camp possesses the character and stature of a desert camp to be remembered. Occupying an impressive position on the dry Nossob river bed, the camp is particularly well noted for its seasonal migrations of desert herbivores, such as blue wildebeest and red hartebeest, as well as the ever-trailing predators, yielding exciting hunts and game viewing from virtually all corners of the camp.


This camp is the administrative headquarters of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park as a whole, and the largest rest camp within its borders. 

• Camp sites are completed with braai(barbecue) facilities, communal ablution and laundry facilities, and electricity points at most sites

• Three and four-bed family cottages are also available for accommodation, with one air-conditioned bedroom with two single beds, a kitchen equipped with a two-plate stove and fridge-freezer combination, living room with a double sleeper couch, and a bathroom with a WC and a shower.
Units are suitable for the disabled

Twee Rivieren family chalets are six-bed units, consisting of two bedrooms, each with two single beds. The air conditioned living room has two additional single beds. The kitchen is equipped with a two plate stove and fridge-freezer combination. Bathrooms have WCs and showers. 

Guests of the rest camp can attend lectures on the ecology and wildlife of the area, as well as screened slide shows and holiday programs, all organised from the information center.

Night drives and day walks are facilitated and supervised by trained and eager professional guides, and 4 x 4 trails and loops are available in and around the camp.

Being the largest camp within the park, and also the administrative headquarters, Twee Rivieren is also decked out with a swimming pool, information centre, shop, restaurant (stocking commodities such as fresh meat, milk, cheese, eggs, bread, wine and beer) and public telephone. Cell phone reception is also available.

Petrol (premium and unleaded) and diesel are available from filling stations at Twee Rivieren, Mata Mata and Nossob.

Twee Rivieren's shops are the only ones in the park with credit/debit card facilities.

Guests are required to bring their own wood and drinking water.

Pets are not allowed in a National Park or its associated camp sites. Firearms are required to be declared at the gate, where they will be sealed, and the seal broken upon departure. Shoes should be worn on summer evenings to guard against the possibility of scorpion stings. Guests should keep an emergency supply of ten litres water in their vehicles.

This is a low risk malaria area, and guests shoud consult their doctors or chemists before embarking. 

Just a few of the Kgalagadi Park's wide range of indigenous animals include eland, gemsbok, giraffe, cheetah, lion, Spotted Hyena, springbok, Red Hartebeest, Round-Eared Elephant Shrew, Short-Tailed Gerbil and the Silver (Cape) Fox.

The park hosts approximately 280 bird species, of which less than half are resident. The remainder are chiefly nomadic, migratory and vagrant species. Numerous raptors are easily spotted around Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, such as Tawny and Black-breasted (chested) Snake Eagle, bateleur, White-backed and Lappet-faced Vulture, and smaller species such as Pale Chanting Goshawk, Gabar Goshawk, Pygmy Falcon and Greater Kestrel.

Entry points into the park:

• From South Africa access is through the Twee Rivieren gate
• From Namibia through the Mata-Mata gate
• From Botswana through the Two Rivers, Mabuasehube and Kaa gates.
• Passports are not required for entry, unless departure is planned through a different gate into another country.

Directions from Central Gauteng:

• The Kgalagadi Transfontier National Park is situated approximately 250 km from Upington in the far northern Cape and 904 km from Johannesburg.
• Visitors driving from Johannesburg have a choice of two routes, either via Upington (255 km tarred road) or via Kuruman, Hotazel and Vanzylrus (+/- 340 km gravel).
• Upington airport is the nearest airport to the Park.
• All guests intending to travel to Twee Rivieren, via Vanzylrus, must note that the gravel sections are badly corrugated and travelling at high speed is not advised.
• Guests travelling via Upington/Askham will be doing so on a tarred road that is in good condition.

Travelling Distances within the Park:

Twee Rivieren – Nossob: 3.5hrs
• Twee Rivieren – Mata Mata: 2.5hrs
• Twee Rivieren – Kalahari Tent Camp: 2.5hrs
• Twee Rivieren – Grootkolk: 6hrs
Nossob – Union’s End: 3hrs
• Nossob – Mata-Mata (over Kamqua dune road): 3.5hrs
• Nossob – Bitterpan: 2.5hrs
• Bitterpan – Mata-Mata: 2hrs
• Nossob – Grootkolk: 2.5hrs
• Mata-Mata – Kalahari Tent Camp: 4 km
GPS: Entrance Gate - Twee Rivieren: -26.47395 (latitude), 20.6132 (longitude)

A great holiday thanks. Camp excellent.

Kobus Vermaak

Verry Good.

ANDRE HARMSE

We stayed in TWEE RIVIEREN REST CAMP FA2/4A (FAMILY COTTAGE) 26/12/2011 27/12/2011 no. 20 (Charmaine did the booking for us)Bat

Werner Furter

We will try to stay longer next time we visit. The new gate centre at Twee Rivieren is looking stunning!

WF OOSTHUIZEN

Hi, the camping facilities in Twee rivieren, Nossop and mata mata were good. The roads were very rutted. Game viewing was difficult due to long grass and deep roads. Your vehicle needs height to optimise viewing! Regards, Bill Stephens

Bill Stephens

The aircon was not working properly . We were allocated the chalet closest to the road when the camp was not yet full.Surely these should be the last option ?The pool was not functioing up to standard .

M. Mosca

We had a great time. The camping site was peaceful and clean. Was a real pleasure.

Herman Du Plessis

De cottage was volledig ingericht. Goede bedden. Prachtig uitzicht en heerlijk rustig. De moeite waard voor verblijf.

W.G. Weener

This camp is the flag ship of the park from the ones we visited. The receptionist at the desk was great and very friendly and helpful. The chalet its self was very good and well furnished.

DON FERGUSON

Maintenance is not as it used to be !The restaurant food was not so good !Generally we find that booking is not accurate, ie there is place when one is told that all is booked up .

G White

Accommodation options

Camp Site No Power (CK6)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
20 Mar 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 21 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
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For 2 people

- Internal roads not suitable for Sedan Vehicles - No power 

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20 Mar 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 24 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
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For 2 people

- Internal roads not suitable for Sedan Vehicles - with Powerpoint 

Cottage (FA2Z)

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20 Mar 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 103 $ 18 $ 9 2 people
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For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Fully Equipped - Internal roads not suitable for Sedan Vehicles - Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer - No Smoking - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged - Wc and shower 

Family Cottage (FA2/4A)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
20 Mar 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 103 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
From $ 103

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - 2 single beds in kitchen area - Aircon - Fully Equipped - Internal roads not suitable for Sedan Vehicles - Kitchen includes 2 plate stove and fridge/freezer - No Smoking - Wc and shower