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Kalagadi Transfrontier Park

#1 of 8 things to do in Upington Features Animals
Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
+27 54 561 2000
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Love the Kgalaghadi

We spent 2 night in the park enroute to Namibia. This is our second visit to the park in a year. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Something differerent

We stayed at Urikaruus and the River Chalets in Mata Mata. Loved the quiet and beautifull vistas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pieter R
Elgin, South Africa
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“twee rivieren” (55 reviews)
“mata mata” (76 reviews)
“game viewing” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mata Mata, Upington, South Africa
+27 54 561 2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent 2 night in the park enroute to Namibia. This is our second visit to the park in a year. We just love the peace and tranquillity of the place. Out first night was at Kalahari tented and the second in a river chalet...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Urikaruus and the River Chalets in Mata Mata. Loved the quiet and beautifull vistas. Lots of birds. Not so crowded as The Kruger Park when you spot game. No traffic jams. Shops stock all the basics in Nossob , Twee Rivieren and...More

Thank Pieter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park offered us the best opportunity so far in viewing lions, cheetahs, and birds of prey. Entrance costs 304.00R per person per day and if you want to enter from one gate, and come out of another then you must stay inside the park...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our first trip here in June 2017 after a few trips to other parks in South Africa. The location of this park in the Kalahari desert is unique, and there are fewer visitors compared to Kruger and similar parks. The roads aren't in...More

Thank ajb6335
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Although there are a limited amount of roads you can drive on, take your time when driving on those that are accessible. There are an abundance of creatures hiding in the scrub and plenty of birds renowned for their hunting skills. Take time and watch...More

Thank Richard v
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Our visit to Kalagadi was fantastic. Game viewing was outstanding and bird life exceptional. Accommodation was good and clean but could do with some maintenance.

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you look for luxury, there maybe camps that offers just that, but I wanted peace and quiet. No rat race, just you and nature. No cell phones and technology. The only traffic jam is the one that you experience when someone spot something special...More

Thank Lindah M
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Awesome to be returning to the Kalagadi Frontier Park after a very long absence but the visit was was such a wonderful experience we are planning our return visit for next year already! The roads in the Park are difficult and great care need to...More

Thank Edwin H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I visited the park in September at the end of the dry season and boy was it dry... with most waterholes completely dried up! April would be an ideal time to visit here and the Drakensberg Mountain range if you like your grass green rather...More

Thank quazarco
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Since your arrival in upington you can feel and breathe the desert sand that covers everything if it is windy. It is a huge and silent park and even when if is fully booked you can feel nearly alone and taste the slow movements of...More

Thank junglr
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21 April 2017|
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Response from bucketlist500 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The answers below are all correct. Must agree 4 X 4 is better. One thing not mentioned, if you go in at twee rivieren let them know you are going out at Mata Mata, because they must stamp your passport, if you do not... More
24 March 2017|
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Response from bucketlist500 | Reviewed this property |
The answers are correct. Best option is to fly Cape Town, then Upington. Would recommend a 4WD vehicle, though not necessity. There is fuel at the park, both at Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata, but not sure about Nossob.
23 September 2016|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
In the winter April till end off July the vegetation is low and you are able to see the game. Big game such as leopard and lion are spotted often in early morning or late at night. There is almost no rainfall , temperature... More