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Located in 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.

Contact [ correction ]
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

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Time Information [ correction ]
Gate Opening and Closing Times :  01 April - 30 September: 06h00-18h30; 01 October- 31 March: 05h30-19h00

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
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).

General Information [ correction ]
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Required

Facilities [ correction ]
Camping, Child Friendly, Landing Strip, Motorbikes Not Welcome

Camping Facilities [ correction ]
Facilities :    Shaded Sites
Is water available? :    Yes

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Bird Watching
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town :  Xade Gate (Central Kalahari GR)

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

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).

 Travel Tip!

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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