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Kalagadi Transfrontier Park

#1 of 8 things to do in Upington Features Animals
Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
+27 54 561 2000
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Visit this park in April at the end of the wet season

I visited the park in September at the end of the dry season and boy was it dry... with most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Il fascino di un parco al margine di un deserto

Since your arrival in upington you can feel and breathe the desert sand that covers everything if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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2 days ago
“Visit this park in April at the end of the wet season”
3 days ago
“Il fascino di un parco al margine di un deserto”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
+27 54 561 2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the park in September at the end of the dry season and boy was it dry... with most waterholes completely dried up! April would be an ideal time to visit here and the Drakensberg Mountain range if you like your grass green rather...More

Thank quazarco
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Since your arrival in upington you can feel and breathe the desert sand that covers everything if it is windy. It is a huge and silent park and even when if is fully booked you can feel nearly alone and taste the slow movements of...More

Thank junglr
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to so many National Parks, and the No1 is Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park The facilities are clean in the camps. The staff are so friendly they felt like family from the moment you arrive until you leave. Wow wow wow, it cannot be...More

Thank Rose676
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even better than Kruger National Park. We love Kgalagadi Park. Camps are small. So there are not many people. All the camps are kept very tidy. Bedding clean and fresh. 4x4 camps are a must. No fenching. So you can experience all the wild animals...More

Thank AntPta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to this park, although we have safaried in Namibia, Botswana, and several times in South Africa. Accommodations in National Park chalets were variable, but all were quite serviceable. Animal viewing can be excellent, but one never knows when on safari....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times, most often on the lesser-used Mabuesehube area in Botswana. There is a road across the park (but you need four-wheel drive as the sand dunes are sometimes high and the road rough). Good camping (and on the Botswana side...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place. It allows you to get away from the mad rush of the city (and places like the Ngorongoro crater and Kruger Park). More for the lover of the wild than someone looking to claim 'I've been there'. Still remarkably rich...More

Thank MartinP1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit! One of South Africa's gems. Only gravel road, but high clearance vehicle will be sufficient.

Thank Platteland
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stayed for 4 nights in the kalahari tented camp -- well situated overlooking a waterhole. Unfenced which makes it even better. We saw lions every night here and they treated us to the most exhilarating roaring a few metres from us. We saw herds...More

2  Thank AKruger
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Once in a life time experience! Have visited here 4 times during the last two years. Lovely to be far away from any cellphone signal, picnic in the bush and relaxing wild life.

Thank cimonv2017
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would like to visit in december and stay near Mata Mata and travel to namibia december ok? can we rent a car in SA and travel to Namibia? is a 2WD car ok? thx
22 April 2017|
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Response from bucketlist500 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The answers below are all correct. Must agree 4 X 4 is better. One thing not mentioned, if you go in at twee rivieren let them know you are going out at Mata Mata, because they must stamp your passport, if you do not... More
Is there a nearby airport to this Park? Do I have to fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town?
25 March 2017|
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Response from bucketlist500 | Reviewed this property |
The answers are correct. Best option is to fly Cape Town, then Upington. Would recommend a 4WD vehicle, though not necessity. There is fuel at the park, both at Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata, but not sure about Nossob.
Which months are best for game viewing?
24 September 2016|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
In the winter April till end off July the vegetation is low and you are able to see the game. Big game such as leopard and lion are spotted often in early morning or late at night. There is almost no rainfall , temperature... More