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Kalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Address: Upington, South Africa
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Most beautiful park in SA

Don't go if you want to see animals on every corner go if you want to see nature at its best. Every sighting will be great and special. Will keep on going back.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't go if you want to see animals on every corner go if you want to see nature at its best. Every sighting will be great and special. Will keep on going back.

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White River, South Africa
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Mata Mata for three nights in one of the more modern riverside cottages (highly recommended) and then at Tweerivieren for the last two nights. I love Mata Mata, and the surrounding area. Our game viewing was spectacular, and our only disappointment was that night drives were temporarily suspended as they were without a suitable guide. We had... More 

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Kleinmond, South Africa
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no words to describe this place except "Heaven on earth". Been going there for 23 years now and never ever want to leave once we are there. I hope and pray that this place stays as it is forever and ever and nothing happens to it. Please dont ever think of taring the gravel road. It is special... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great sightings of raptors and predators. The park was dry as we were there in December. The environment is quite harsh but it was an enjoyable experience.

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Thank DayaFamily
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has become our favorite park to visit, the remoteness makes it attractive as well as the many quality sightings with hardly any other visitor around! Accommodation is in general basic but always clean, staff are friendly. Bookings seem to be difficult since it is quite popular.

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France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't ask questions, don't think about, just go! Clearly there is no need to fret about it, the place is beautiful and the wild life is absolutely stunning. An unforgettable place!

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We camped at Mata Mata and had a most enjoyable stay. Staff is friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are clean. We had a most enjoyable stay.

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Kigali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Well worth a visit, as much for the scenery as for the animals, which are concentrated in the Auob and Nossob (dry) river valleys which roughly border the eastern and western sides of the park. We stayed at Bitterpan, excellent, but 4wd definitely needed. Not so for the principal roads running from/to Mata and Nossob. there is petrol/diesel at Mata... More 

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Beauvais, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We have previously visited the Kruger National Park on several occasions, which we have always enjoyed. And just a week before visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we had spent three very enjoyable days in Namibia's Etosha National Park, where saw a lot of game. Both Kruger and Etosha are fantastic to visit, but Kgalagadi is in a league of its... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A very special game reserve, great sightings of the cats. The quality of the accommodation was however very mixed and maintenance of the units was generally very poor. Most basins had loose taps, the very old units in Nassob are we understand to be replaced with new units ( they are terrible, don't ever stay in s middle unit (9B... More 

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