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Mata Mata Rest Camp Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park SANParks

4 reviews


The camp is situated on the banks of the Auob River on the western boundary of the park. The camp borders Namibia and it is surrounded by thorny Kalahari dune bushveld. Giraffe, typically adapted to these arid conditions, are a favourite sight around Mata Mata.

The camp has a reception, swimming pool, shop and fuel facilities. A generator provides electricity for 18 hours per day and there is no telephone or cellphone reception. Mata Mata is a 2.5-hour drive from Twee Rivieren.

Please note this park is in on the South African side of the border.

PLEASE NOTE: the rates are subject to the number of adults and children staying. Quotes will include the 1% Community Levy but will exclude daily conservation fees, which are to be paid directly to camp on arrival.
Getaway Summary
Price (pp sharing)
R 220
Price (per unit)
R 2805 - R 2805
Price (single)
R 220
138 guests
Getaway Type:
  • Camping and Caravanning
  • Tented Camp
  • Self-catering

Guest Reviews

"Mata Mata caravan sites"
10 April 2017
Thys Meyers
"The camp presents a real safari atmosphere, especially if you're lucky to find a shaded site under a camel thorn tree. The friendly ground squirrels and birds are pleasant to watch."
"Mata Mata can improve"
21 October 2013
Neil Moll, South Africa
"We didn't get to set up camp under atree, which was a huge challenge during the hot days. If camping, get there before 2pm. Don't feed the animals, especially the hyena coming to the fence at night to beg for a bone. Swimming pool deck chairs were super uncomfortable and tattered. No one could use them. Ablutions were always clean. Big issue we had was that there were no guides, so no guided drives or walks - very disappointing! Don't walk around in flip flops at night, saw a couple of the most lethal scorpions, maybe better communicated. Game viewing was ok, because right at the border fences. Nice spot for giraffe. Great shop for meat and deli items across the border - short walk. Ask the officials."
"Quiet campsite"
23 August 2012
Linda Dent, South Africa
"We stayed two nights at a campsite in Mata Mata and enjoyed the tranquillity and friendliness of fellow campers. The facilities are clean. The bustling activity of the ground squirrels and mongooses held our attention too. However the road between Tweeriveren and Mata Mata is badly corrugated in places."
26 February 2011
Dr. Klaus Richter, Germany
"Had a great stay. Too short - only one night! Unfortunately we had plenty of rain, but we will return!"
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