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

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

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Description [ correction ]

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 of P20 and vehicle fee of P4 must be paid per person per day at the Department of Wildlife ahead of time.

Contact [ correction ]
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 : +267 686 1265
Fax : +267 318 0775
Fax2 : +267 686 1264
Email : Click Here
Cellphone Reception : Nothing

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Rates Quoted : Per Person
Base Currency : BWP
Minimum Rate : 30.00
Maximum Rate : 30.00
Updated for : 2017
Comments : Vehicle entry fees: BWP10-BWP50; DWNP Park Entry Fees: Citizens BWP10pp; Residents BWP30pp; Non-Residents BWP120pp. Kids under 8 don't pay park entry fees. Kids 8-15 years: pay half the adults rates. (Rate info updated Sep-2017).
Payment Methods Accepted : Cash

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

Facilities [ correction ]
Child Friendly

Camping Facilities [ correction ]
Number of Sites :   2
Facilities :   Shaded Sites
Shower Facilities :   None
Toilet Facilities :   Long drop/Pit latrine
Is water available? :   No
Is water drinkable? :   No

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

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town : Mabuasehube East Gate (Main Gate)
Distance to Mabuasehube East Gate (Main Gate) : 93km
Travel Time to Mabuasehube East Gate (Main Gate) : 3h11min

Self Drive Access: Yes
Vehicle Type: 4WD

ROUTE INFO:
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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