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The Mata Mata Border camp,
Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

A 2,5 hrs. drive from the Twee Rivieren entrance to the Kgalagadi, Mata Mata border rest camp nestles on the banks of the mostly dry Auob river.

Its location is on the western boundary of the Park, which is also the border between South Africa and Namibia. Situated in prime game viewing territory, it is surrounded by thorny Kalahari dune bushveld.


The camp has a reception desk, swimming pool, shop and fuel facilities. Telephone facilities are provided from Namibia and a generator provides electricity for 18 hrs per day. Mata Mata rest camp does not have a restaurant so you'll have to do your own cooking. The shop in Mata Mata is small and sells only basicfood items.

Mata Mata does not have mobile telephone reception. Credit cards are not accepted, you can only pay in cash.

You will enjoy the game viewing hide at the camp. From this hide you can watch a waterhole that's located approx. 100m from the camp. At night this waterhole is lit by a floodlight.

The accommodation at Mata Mata is of a high standard, equipped with either ceiling or portable fans andincludes the following;

  • Six-bed family chalets, with two bedrooms, bathroom (shower), living room and fully equipped kitchen.

  • Two-bed chalets, with communal ablution facilities and fully equipped communal kitchen.

  • Park homes/chalavans, two with three beds and one with five beds, with communal ablution facilities and fully equipped communal kitchen.

  • Camping sites, with power points.
Go to SANParks.org to view accommodation rate and tariff details of Mata Mata rest camp on the South African National Parks (SANparks) organization’s website.

Go to SANParks.org to view accommodation availability details of Mata Mata rest camp on the South African National Parks (SANparks) organization’s website

Go to SANParks.org to book your reservation for Mata Mata rest camp on the official reservations page of the South African National Parks (SANparks) organization's website.

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Accommodation at the Mata Mata camp - Mata Mata Border Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
Accommodation at the Mata Mata camp
Mata Mata Border Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

Springbok antelope, one of the national symbols of South Africa - Mata Mata Border Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
Springbok antelope, one of the national symbols of South Africa
Mata Mata Border Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
Photograph by Arno Meintjes







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