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Park Camp Matopi Camp 1 KTMOT01: Longdrop Toilet - No Water

ID: w179349 View large map

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


The two Matopi campsites in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are marked by a sign and situated under big trees for shade.

There are no facilities available at the camp, besides a longdrop, and visitors should bring all equipment, food and water along.

Advance booking of campsite is important and a Park entry fee at the Department of Wildlife ahead of time.

Address :  93km or 3h11min WSW of Mabuasehube East Gate (93km is 4WD), Kgalagadi, Botswana
Contact :  Parks and Reserves Reservations (Gaborone)
Tel :  +267 318 0774
Tel2 :  +267 397 1405
Email :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Time Information
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 residents.
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card
Fee/s :  DWNP Park Entry Fees: Citizens BWP20pp; Residents BWP145pp; Non-Residents BWP190pp. Vehicle entry fees: BWP20-BWP75. Kids 8-15 years: pay half the adults rates. (Apr-2024).

General Information
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Required

Camping Facilities
Shaded Sites None Long drop/Pit latrine Water is available Water is not drinkable
Number of Sites :    2

Game Viewing Bird Watching
Game to View :  Gemsbok. Wildebeest. Springbok. Hyena.

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Mabuasehube East Gate (Main Gate)

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

Nossob camp is where fuel can be purchased. The official distance to Matopi 1 camp, according to Sanparks, is 95km but ended up to be 90km from Nossob. The track itself is a single track sand road which crosses a large number of dunes for the first 60km or so. The sand was not very deep and very manageable. There were a variety of the times it would take to get to Matopi 1 but it took 3.5 hours.

 Travel Tip!

You are not allowed to collect wood in the Kgalagadi. Please bring own wood and drinking water.

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