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Kalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Address: Upington, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 54 561 2000
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This place is true beauty. We drove around in a small Polo Vivo and we had no hassles. We saw gemsbok , lots of ostriches , antelopes , springbok , meerkats , impalas and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is true beauty. We drove around in a small Polo Vivo and we had no hassles. We saw gemsbok , lots of ostriches , antelopes , springbok , meerkats , impalas and jackals. You can drive by yourself , or book a early morning/early evening safari drive with a guide. The park opens early and closes at 19:30.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only got two days time to visit the KTP and we didn't even stay insight the park. 07am is the earliest they let you in; so we managed to get up to Nossob on day 1 and to Mata Mata the very next day. We've had 3 lions, 9 cheetahs, some eagles, a lot of giraffes...and so on. Definitely... More 

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East London, South Africa
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kgalagadi has a beauty that captures your heart. Sanddunes and open spaces with an abundance of the majestic Gemsbok (Oryx). We also had many lion sightings including a lion at water hole right by our camp, a cheetah sighting, hyena bathing in the water trough. Owls with their chicks, many birds. A fantastic week. The only negative was the... More 

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Riverside, California
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to teach your grandchildren how to drive... If you aren't driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle don't go! Very pleasing to see the cooperation between Botswana, Namibia and South Africa!

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lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Experience so privilaged to have stayed in 5 rest camps, each one different from the other.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family holiday destination! No 'electronic' distractions so wholesome 'downtime' in a special place with incredible scenery and sightings/encounters. Simple accommodation but all that you need.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

or as often as possible? Try and You will see. You have to rent good car (SUV 4x4 the best, SUV 2x2 OK as well, normal small car not recommend), order before accommodation (do not hesitate, lodges, tents are soon occupied), take with a lot of drinking water, warm clothes (nights are cold), good lens (from wide to long, the... More 

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South Africa
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Kgalagadi is one of the last reserves offering a real African bush/Kalahari experience. Since the accommodation is limited, so are the number of vehicles. The is plenty of game, many birds, raptors, predators. The Staff/guides/ranges are very professional, friendly and helpful. A place to unwind, enjoy nature and forget about civilisation/the city.

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Thank Gigi2007SouthAfrica
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It was an unforgettable experience. We will go back tomorrow. Friendly staff at Twee rivieren gate. Nossop camp was great. We enjoyed the look out base at the water hole at night and saw the most magnificent lion one night and his roar was hair raising.

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a vast park and we only explored a small part of the southern end, but the Kalahari is beautiful and peaceful, full of animals and a sense of the history of mankind. Visitors are well-advised to stay in their cars except at designated parking areas but it's easy to stop at any point and just watch the animals... More 

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