Botswana :: Central Kalahari
Category: Camping :: Park Camp
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This is an undeveloped public camping site run by the Department of Wildlife and booking is compulsory. Xade camp is situated at the Xade Gate.
Xade is a great pit stop while travelling from Matswere gate through the park to the Khutse gate. It is also the only place in the Park where you can fill up your water tanks.
There are toilets and shower 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 of park fees contact the DWNP at +267(0)686 1265 or +267(0)397 1405. Camping reservations are mandatory through Bigfoot tour operators.
|Address :||11km or 21min E of Xade Gate (of which 11km is 4WD), Central Kalahari, Botswana|
|Contact :||Bigfoot Tours|
|Tel :||+267 395 3360|
|Cell :||+267 73 555 573|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Nothing|
|Gate Opening and Closing Times :||01 April - 30 September: 06h00-18h30; 01 October- 31 March: 05h30-19h00|
|Rates Quoted :||Per Person|
|Base Currency :||BWP|
|Minimum Rate :||255.00|
|Maximum Rate :||255.00|
|Updated for :||2022|
|Comments :||SADC rates are quoted. Citizens pay 123BWP; Resident 194BWP; SADC 255BWP; International 357BWP.|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Cash, Credit Card, Electronic Funds Transfer, Foreign Currency|
|Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :||ZAR. USD. EURO.|
|Fee/s :||DWNP Park Entry Fees: Citizens BWP20pp; Residents BW145pp; Non-Residents BWP190pp. Kids under 8 don't pay park entry fees. Kids 8-15 years: pay half the adults rate. Vehicle entry fees: BWP20-BWP75; (Rate info updated Sep-2022).|
|Languages spoken :||English|
|Camping, Child Friendly, Landing Strip, Motorbikes Not Welcome|
|Facilities :||Shaded Sites|
|Is water available? :||Yes|
|Game Viewing, Bird Watching|
|Notes on Activities :||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Town :||Xade Gate (Central Kalahari GR)|
Driving from Xade to Piper Pan took a traveller about 6 hours in April 2010, as it was pouring with rain. The track can then get extremely muddy, and where there is no mud, it will be covered in water.
In the dry season it can take anywhere between 3 and 6 hours as it's a very bumpy and rough track. (April 2010).
Road can be very sandy during winter time. Xade is also an entry and exit point. You are no longer allowed to collect wood from the bush in the CKGR, bring your own firewood! (Oct-14).
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