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Protected Area Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Gemsbok NP)

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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Kgalagadi)
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

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You can also enjoy the South African side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with its abundance and variety of wildlife and large number of bird species.

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park between South Africa and Botswana offers you a wonderful wilderness experience. The park is famous for predators like the black-mane lions, gemsbok and bat eared foxes that can be seen hunting for insects.

The South African side of the park offers better tourist facilities than the Botswana side. Since 1999 the park merged with the Gemsbok National Park of Botswana is now known as the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. There are several rest camps available but some of which are only accessible to 4X4 vehicles. Although the roads are largely untarred the flat and firm sand beds are easily negotiated by cars.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Northern Cape, South Africa
Contact : Kgalagadi Reception
Tel : +27(0)54 561 2000
Tel2 : +27(0)21 552 0008
Fax : +27(0)54 561 2005
Email : Click Here
Host Website : Click Here
Cellphone Reception : Intermittent

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Time Information [ correction ]
Gate Opening and Closing Times : 07h00-19h30
Reception Opening and Closing Times : 07:30 to Sunset

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Fee/s : Conservation fees SA:ZAR70 per adult;SADC ZAR140 per adult; International ZAR280 per adult.(Aug-16).

Destination Information [ correction ]
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +27(0)54 561 2000
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : Premium and unleaded
Diesel : Yes
Facilities : Shops, Lodging, Camping, Restaurant, Airstrip

Facilities [ correction ]
Swimming Pool, Restrooms

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, 4WD Trails, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Swimming, Bird Watching, Photography
Game to View: Springbok. Blue wildebeest. Gemsbok. Red hartebeest. Eland. Antelope. Leopard. Cheetah.
More Activities: Hides.
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access: Yes
Vehicle Type: 4WD

ACCESS:
This park is not sedan friendly, you should travel here with at least a 2X4WD vehicle. (July 2015).
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has put a 20 vehicle cap on day visitors. This can be booked with the park directly, up to 11 months in advance. (May-2017).

Guests travelling to Tweerivieren via Upington/Van Zylsrus must not drive at a high speed as the gravel sections on both routes are badly corrugated. (July-15)

Light aircraft may land on a tarred runway at Twee Rivieren. Prior permission must be obtained from the Park. (Jul-15).

FUEL:
The filling station at the camp sells premium and unleaded petrol and diesel. (Jul-15)

GATE TIMES:
January: 05:30-19:30
February: 06:00-19:30
March: 06:30-19:00
April: 07:00-18:30
May: 07:00-18:00
June-July: 07:30-18:00
August: 07:00-18:30
September: 06:30-18:30
October: 06:00-19:00
November-December: 05:30-19:30

MEDICATION:
This is not a malaria area, so no malaria medication is required. But you are advised to make sure before you travel there. (July 2015).

RESTRICTIONS:
All firearms must be declared upon arrival in the park.

Access to the Park from South Africa is at the Tweerivieren Gate. Passports are not required for entry, unless departure is planned through a different gate into another country.

The main Reception is at Twee Rivieren and you have to check in here regardless of whether you are staying at the camp or not.


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