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Town Small Nossob

ID: w149619 View large map

Located in Botswana :: Northern Cape (Kgalagadi)  :: Nossob
Category: Places :: Town Small


Nossob rest camp is situated on the ephemeral Nossob riverbed, on the border with Botswana. The name means dark clay.

Nossob is also the all time favourite for spotting lions in the park!

Generator hours - updated January 2022:
November, December & January: 04:30 - 23:00;
February & March: 05:00 - 22:00;
April, May, June & July: 06:00 - 22:00;
August & September: 05:30 - 22:00;
October: 05:00 - 22:00.

Traveller Description

The surrounding vegetation is mainly savannah woodland and the area is famous for its predator sightings, especially lions. Predators often come to quench their thirst at the Nossob waterhole.

This is a very popular camp in the Kgalagadi. It is the last point to refuel and stock up with supplies when heading into the Botswana side where there are no facilities.

Address :  Kgalagadi, South Africa
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Rates and Payment
Fee/s :  Conservation Fees: South African Citizens and Residents: ZAR116pp; SADC Nationals: ZAR233pp; Internationals: ZAR465pp. Children pay half price. (Mar-2024).

Destination Information
Petrol Diesel Lodging Camping Liquor Airstrip Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Shops, General Dealer
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)54 332 2641
Petrol Type :  Premium and Unleaded

Game Viewing Game Drives 4WD Trails Hiking Trails Guided Walks Swimming Bird Watching
Night Drives, Picnics

Travelling Information

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a popular destination with South Africans, so accommodation during Easter and the June/July school holidays is usually booked out well in advance.

Accommodation options include camping and recently-renovated, self-catering chalets.

A generator provides electricity from 05:00 to 21:30 daily.

SANparks have converted the power points at the campsites of the three main rest camps (Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata Mata), to the caravan type plug, and a blue converter is required to fit the ordinary South African three pronged plug.

The filling station in the camp sells premium and unleaded petrol and diesel, subject to availability.

The opening times below are for entry gates into the park as well as the Rust camps:
January/February: 06:00 -19:30
March: 06:30-19:00
April: 07:00-18:30
May: 07:00-18:00
June/July: 07:30-18:00
August: 07:00-18:00
September: 06:30-18:30
October: 06:00-19:00
November/December: 05:30-19:30

The nearest tow-in service is based in Upington. (Nov-2014).

The Wilderness Route from Nossob to Mabuasehube Camp requires a permit. (Nov-2014).

There’s no restaurant at Nossob, only at Twee Rivieren.

Travelling from Nossob to Tweerivieren is about 4.5 hours.
From Nossob to Union's End is about 3 hours.
From Nossob to Mata Mata, via the Kamqua dune road, is about 4.5 hours.
From Nossob to Bitterpan is about 2.5 hours.

The rough, sandy and corrugated park roads aren’t suitable for sedan vehicles. The speed limit inside the park is 50km/h and recommended tyre pressure for travelling in the park are: Vehicles: 1.6 bar. Trailers: 1.2 bar. Caravans: 2 bar

There’s a shop selling curios, alcohol, firewood, fresh meat, milk, cheese, eggs etc.

There is a swimming pool to cool down during the long hot summer days, while the predator centre at Nossob has a photographic display of predator interaction in the Kgalagadi.

Twee Rivieren reception: +27(0)54 561 2005
Two Rivers Border Post: Botswana: +267 653 0228.

Although there is no cell phone reception, Wi-Fi is available at Nossob, although it’s not always reliable. Wi-Fi vouchers can be purchased at the shop. While the camp does accept Master and Visa cards for payment, this relies on the effectiveness of the Wi-Fi reception which may not always be working.

 Travel Tip!

Travellers must take note that there is no border post at Nossob. If you enter the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park from South Africa and plan to enter Botswana at Nossob, you must make use of the border facilities at Twee Rivieren (South Africa) and Two Rivers (Botswana). The two border posts share the same building at the Twee Rivieren entrance gate. If you enter the park from Botswana (Mabuasehube or Kaa) or Namibia (Mata Mata) you will also have to use the border facilities at Twee Rivieren. A minimum stay of two nights in the park is required if you plan to enter from one country and exit to another.

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