Mata Mata Camp Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Accommodation in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park


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Mata Mata is situated on the banks of the Auob River on the western boundary of the Kgalagadi Park. The camp borders Namibia and is surrounded by thorny Kalahari dune bushveld. Giraffe, typically adapted to these arid conditions are a favourite sight around Mata-Mata. The camp has a reception, shop and fuel facilities. Electricity is provided by a generator 18 hrs per day. Phone lines are provided from Namibia. Mata-Mata is 2½ hours drive from Twee Rivieren.

Mata-Mata is especially renowned for predator watching and for the seasonal movement of large herbivores such as blue wildebeest, springbok, eland and red hartebeest. Ground Squirrel and Suricate (Meerkat) are two more of the park’s more prominent species. Both these ground dwelling species live in large family groups for added protection and can easily be seen throughout the park. Honey Badger (Ratel), Pangolin (Scaly Anteater) and Bat-eared Fox are some of the park specials to search for. But it is the predators that are the park’s biggest attraction. Excellent chances of seeing cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena and the definitive black-maned lion exist.

The two dry riverbeds in the park, namely the Nossob and Auob, support a wide spectrum of bird species and are the focus points of bird activity. The higher number and density of bird species may be primarily attributed to the large camel thorn trees (Acacia erioloba) found along these river courses, which provide important nesting and roosting sites for a variety of birds. 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 a number of species.

Room Description at :

Camp Site (CK6P)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 6 People
- Powerpoint
- Communal ablution
- Barbecue facilities
- Internal roads not suitable for Sedan Vehicles

Chalet (CH2)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 People
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Fan
- Fridge - Hotplate - Sink - Utensils
- Wc and shower
- Barbeque Facilities
- Internal roads not suitable for Sedan Vehicles

Chalet (FCH6)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 6 People
- 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
- 2 single beds in lounge
- Fan
- Equipped Kitchen
- Wc and shower
- Internal roads not suitable for Sedan Vehicles

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, bedding and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Optional excursions

 

Extra information

Traveling distances within the park  
Twee Rivieren – Nossob: 3½ hrs
Twee Rivieren – Mata-Mata: 2½ hrs
Twee Rivieren – Kalahari Tent Camp: 2½ hrs
Twee Rivieren – Grootkolk: 6 hrs
Nossob – Union’s End: 3 hrs
Nossob – Mata-Mata (over Kamqua dune road): 3½ hrs
Nossob – Bitterpan: 2½ hrs
Bitterpan – Mata-Mata: 2 hrs
Nossob – Grootkolk: 2½ hrs
Mata-Mata – Kalahari Tent Camp: 4 km

Climate
The Kalahari is an arid region with an annual rainfall of 200 mm, mainly between January and April. In summer day temperatures may exceed 40°C. Winter days are sunny with night temperatures often below zero.

Handy Hints
Binoculars and cameras should be easily accessible at all times.
Sun cream is advisable.  Drinking water available in all shops

Office Hours
07:30 to sundown

Please take note
Pets are not allowed in a national park.
Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure.
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.
Light aircraft may land on a tarred runway at Twee Rivieren. Prior permission must be obtained from the Park.
Hired cars may be collected at Twee Rivieren provided that an advance booking was made.

Wheelchair Access
Accommodation providing access:
Twee Rivieren 1 x 4 bed family cottage
Bitterpan 1 x 2 bed unit
Grootkolk 1 x 2 bed chalets
Kalahari Tent Camp 2 x 2 bed desert tents
These units are all equipped with appropriate ablution facilities and easy access to the unit.
The information centres at Twee Rivieren and Nossob have ramps and are accessible, as is the hide at and camping ablution at Nossob.

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ......... R66,00 per adult / R33,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R132,00 per adult / R66,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R264,00 per adult / R132,00 per child, per day


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015


Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ......... R70,00 per adult / R35,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R140,00 per adult / R70,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R280,00 per adult / R140,00 per child, per day