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30 reviews
Upington, South Africa
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    Reviewed 3 January 2018

    We spent one night here, it’s a wonderful place set among the dunes and the camp overlooks a dry pan. Our tent was nice with a beautiful view, the blankets are thick, so we didn’t suffer for cold at night. We didn’t meet bats inside...More

    Thank flafla_06
    Reviewed 28 December 2016

    Bitterpan is remote, beautiful, overlooking a large salt pan, wonderful to see the oryx walking across the flat expanse to the waterhole 100m in front, and below, the 6 2-bed cabins. We loved it, the silence (no electricity), communal kitchen fridges kept our drinks cold,...More

    Thank T5025DQmichaelr
    Reviewed 10 November 2016

    This was our 2nd night in the park, we left Mata Mata and headed to Nosob to the reception. We booked in with the reception, re fueled our Ford Ranger 4x4. Reception opened the gate as its a 4x4 access only. We have had several...More

    Thank mallonsLancashire
    Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

    Second time I have stayed at Bitterpan. This time I stayed for 2 nights in Sept and was impressed with the recent renovations. The rooms and bathrooms are less tacky and the kitchen seems to be much improved. The fridges seem to run on solar...More

    Thank Katanga2
    Reviewed 23 May 2016

    Bitterpan consist of 4 units - like all other wilderness camps in the park. However it has a communal kitchen area. Each unit hat a private braai area, toilet and shower. The toilet/shower is separated from the bedroom. Negativ: The sun is heating the bedroom...More

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    "all are good"
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    "All 4 tents are great. don't forget to take drinking water, food and firewood."
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    "only 4 units and they are all very much the same"
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    "Ask for number 1 or number 4 if travelling alone so that you are on the end."
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