Bitterpan Wilderness Camp (4X4 Access Only) - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Accommodation in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park


Star Rating:3

Bitterpan Wilderness Camp is elevated above the sand dunes of the Kalahari, It is an exclusive, stilted camp overlooking a waterhole. Bitterpan is situated in the center of the wilderness, accessable via a 4x4 route through the Kalahari dunes from Nossob to Mata-Mata and the Kalahari Tent Camp.

This camp is NOT fenced; a ranger is based at the camp at all times. Elevated above the red sands of the Kalahari and suspended in time is Bitterpan – an exclusive, stilted camp overlooking a waterhole.

Bitterpan is situated in the centre of the wilderness, opening up a new 4x4 route through the Kalahari dunes from Nossob to Mata-Mata and the Kalahari Tent Camp.

It is advised that guests consider staying at Nossob before their departure for Bitterpan, as it is an approximately 3 hours drive from Nossob along a one-way 4x4 route. Guests much check in to Bitterpan at Nossob. They cannot do so at Twee Rivieren or Mata-Mata. Nossob itself is at least a three-and-a-half hour drive from Twee Rivieren.

It is strictly a 4x4 route, but BIG 4x4’s such as Unimogs (heavy vehicle 4x4) are not allowed.

Room Description at :

Reed Cabin (RCZ2)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people - No additional persons allowed - No children under 12 allowed
- 4x4 access only, no trailers allowed - Un-fenced camp
- 2 single beds 
- Communal kitchen and braai area
- Gas and solar energy
- Gas fridge / freezer - Utensils 
- Seperate bathroom with wc and shower
- Unit accessible to the mobility challenged

Reed Cabin (RC2)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people - No additional persons allowed - No children under 12
- 4x4 access only, no trailers allowed - Un-fenced campallowed
- 2 single beds 
- Communal kitchen and braai area
- Gas and solar energy
- Gas fridge / freezer - Utensils
- Seperate bathroom with wc and shower 

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Optional Extras,Conservation Levies

 

Extra information

Travelling 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

Please take note 
NB. The camp and its access roads are strictly for the use of its residents only!
Visitors must supply their own firewood or charcoal
Visitors must supply their own drinking water
No Trailers (even 4x4 trailers) will be permitted.
Visitors should be aware that there is limited driving opportunity once at the camp.
Only a one-way 15 km game drive, however visitors staying longer than one night may use the escape route to Moravet to go onto the tourist routes and back.
The entrance and exit roads (and the 15 km game drive) are strictly one-way.
No fuel and no shop, nearest facilities at Nossob and Mata-Mata.

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
Stopping for little things often produces interesting things that were not apparent. Sun cream is advisable. Drinking water available in all shops

Office Hours 
07:30 to sundown

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 and camping ablutions, 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