Grootkolk Camp Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Accommodation in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park


Star Rating:3

The camp is tucked away in the dunes, overlooking a waterhole, 20 km from Union’s End where the three countries South Africa, Botswana and Namibia meet. It is a wilderness camp nestled amidst red sand dunes with only the stars and silence for company.

Because of the sparse vegetation and concentration of animals in the dry riverbeds of the Auob and Nossob Rivers, Kgalagadi offers premium mammal viewing destinations anywhere. It 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.

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.

 This camp is NOT fenced; a ranger is based at the camp at all times. 

Room Description at :

Desert Cabin (SC2)
- No children under 12 allowed
- Provide own drinking water and firewood
- 2 single beds
- Lounge/dining room with fireplace
- Communal kitchen and braai area
- Gas fridge / freezer - Hotplate - Sink - Utensils
- Wc and shower

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, VAT @ 15%

Rates Exclude:
Optional excursions

 

Extra information

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.

Please take note
The camp and access road 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 fuel and no shop, closet facilities at Nossob. 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. Hired cars may be collected at Twee Rivieren provided that an advance booking was made.

Wheelchair Access
There are units available which are 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 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