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Park Camp Xade Gate Campsites (1 - 5) (CKXAD1-5)

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Located in Botswana :: Central Kalahari
Category: Camping :: Park Camp


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 possibly fill up your water tanks.

There is an ablution block with showers and flush toilets at the gate, but often there is no water as the elephants damage the pipes.

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.

Reservations are mandatory.

Address :  11km or 21min E of Xade Gate (of which 11km is 4WD), Central Kalahari, Botswana
Contact :  DWNP
Tel :  +267 318 0774
Tel2 :  +267 391 1405
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Time Information
Gate Opening and Closing Times :  01 April - 30 September: 06h00-18h30; 01 October- 31 March: 05h30-19h00
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  DWNP Office hours: 07h30-16h30 on weekdays. Closed weekends

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 Citizens.
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
Pre-Booking :  Required

Camping Facilities
Shaded Sites Cold Showers Only Flush Toilets NO water available! Water is not drinkable Accept large overland trucks

Game Viewing Bird Watching
Game to View :  Cheetah. Wild Dog. Springbok. Hyena. Warthog. Gemsbok. Kudu and Red Hartebeest amongst others.

Travelling Information
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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