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Park Camp Rooiputs Rest Camp

ID: w151151 View large map

Located in Botswana :: Kgalagadi  :: Tweerivieren
Category: Camping :: Park Camp

Booking

Six sites each with its own a-frame, bush toilet (ie. a longdrop), cold shower in a shower enclosure, wash basin and large shaded area. They usually have water - but not always - if not available you can fetch from Twee Rivieren about 12 km away.

Strictly 4x4 owners only. The camp is unfenced so be wary of roaming animals.

Site fees are payable to the Botswana Wildlife Service. Very basic facilities.

Since May 2011 DWNP changed the ruling and now allows payment of entry fees at the gates again. When you pay you are issued with a park entry permit which serves as your official receipt. For more information on payment contact the DWNP at +267(0)686 1265 or +267(0)397 1405.

Reservations are advisable.

Contact
Address :  24km or 31min NNE of Twee Rivieren Gate, Kgalagadi, Botswana
Postal :  P.O. Box 131, Gaborone, Botswana
Contact :  Parks and Reserves Reservations (Gaborone)
Tel :  +267 318 0774
Tel2 :  +267 397 1405
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Directions

Situated about 25kms north of Two Rivers entrance gate on the road to Nossob.

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  BWP
Minimum Rate :  30.00
Maximum Rate :  30.00
Updated for :  2024
Comments :  Rates quoted are for SADC residents.
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card
Fee/s :  DWNP Park Entry Fees: Citizens BWP20pp; Residents BWP145pp; Non-Residents BWP190pp. Kids under 8 don't pay park entry fees. Kids 8-15 years: pay half the adult rates. Vehicle Entry Fees: BWP20 (Bots Registered) and BWP75 (Foreign Registered) (Apr-2024).

General Information
Languages spoken :  English, Afrikaans
Pre-Booking :  Required

Facilities
Child Friendly Landing Strip Nearby Motorbikes Not Welcome
Restrooms

Camping Facilities
Shaded Sites Cold Showers Only Long drop/Pit latrine Water is available Water is not drinkable
Number of Sites :    6

Activities
Game Viewing Game Drives 4WD Trails Guided Walks Swimming Bird Watching Stargazing Photography
Game to View :  Gemsbok. Springbok. Eland. Giraffe. Blue Wildebeest. Red Hartebeest

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Twee Rivieren

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

ACCESS:
There is two tracks, one in SA and one in Botswana. If you drive from Twee Rivieren on the SA side, it is a gravel road, but Sanparks still recommend a high clearance vehicle.
If you drive from Two Rivers on the Botswana side (100m to the east) it is a sandy track, mostly accessible by high clearance though some deeper sand patches - 4WD is recommended.
If you are coming through Botswana from Mabua via Mopipi, that is definitely 4WD to get to Rooiputs.

WATER:
You can possibly obtain water from the rangers at the gate. (Apr-13).

CELLPHONE INFO:
There is no cellular data connection at Rooiputs unless you are good with climbing trees! If you set up your phone as a mobile hotspot and manage to raise it high up in a tree, you will get a slow EDGE connection. (Apr-14).

BOOKINGS:
The booking office opens at 07:30am, if you phone then and before 08:00am your call may get answered quicker.

 Travel Tip!

You are not allowed to collect wood in the Kgalagadi National Park. Visitors must bring their own wood and water.

Comments [ leave a comment ]

“No water at this camp, bring your own, or obtain from rangers at entrance gate.” - Mietsie Visser, 2013/04/02

“This is the same area as w152504 so is probably one of the six sites there. The same comments apply viz "The site was developed as part of the Transfrontier Park and each site has a large man made structure to provide some essential shade. There is a facility for water to be provided but the pump seems to be tempermental. Long drop loo and self operated shower on each site."” - David Clack, 2009/02/02

“The site was developed as part of the Transfrontier Park and each site has a large man made structure to provide some essential shade. There is a facility for water to be provided but the pump seems to be tempermental. Long drop loo and self operated shower on each site.” - David Clack, 2009/02/01

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