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Urikaruus wilderness camp
in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

You will find Urikaruus Wilderness Camp a 72km (two hours) drive away from Twee Rivieren on the road to Mata Mata, concealed between old Camel-Thorn trees and overlooking the dry riverbed of the Auob.


The accommodation at this Kgalagadi wilderness camp consists of four riverside cabins built on stilts and connected by elevated wooden walkways between the huts for comfort and safety. It is accessible by ordinarypassenger vehicles. Keep in mind however that the camp and access road are strictly for the use of residents only.

Accommodation at the camp consisting of stilted cabins - Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Accommodation at the camp consisting of stilted cabins
Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Photograph by James Kelvin

Each unit has two single beds, a bathroom with w/c and shower, an equipped kitchen with gas fridge/freezer and gas cooking plates, solar power for lights, gas for hot water and “braai” (barbecue) facilities on the wooden viewing deck outside.

Wooden walkways between the cabins - Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Wooden walkways between the cabins
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Guests must bring their own food, drinking water and fire wood or charcoal. The closest shop and fuel supply is either at Twee Rivieren (72km), or Mata Mata (45km). Guests who have booked for the camp must check in at Twee Rivieren. The Camp is not fenced and for your safety an armed game ranger is permanently based at the camp.
Sunset in the kalahari - Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Sunset in the kalahari
Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Watching awesome sunsets every late afternoon from your cabin deck, overnighting amongst the gnarled Camel Thorn trees on the banks of the ancient Auob River, experiencing the stillness of the night and the pre-dawn birdsong in the treetops together with a magnificent view over the Kalahari, that's what this camp is all about.

All the cabins have an excellent view of the nearby waterhole in the dry riverbed, where a variety of game comes to quench their thirst. The trees around the cabins make it an absolute joy to sit on the deck and watch the birds around the camp.

Martial Eagle - Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Martial Eagle
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Photograph by Arno Meintjes

>Read what visitors had to say about this extraordinary wilderness camp;

"We stayed in cabin number 4 during our recent visit and I can confirm that it is indeed a fantastic little camp and comes highly recommended. There was only 1 other occupant and they were at the opposite end so almost like having the entire camp to ourselves.

Lazy Leopard - Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Lazy Leopard
Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Photograph by Arno Meintjes

It was incredibly hot the day we were there, but it didn't detract from the fantastic sighting of animals coming constantly to the Waterhole, in fact it might have added to the numbers we saw. The Leopard did indeed visit us during the night, calling repeatedly but we unfortunately could not pick it up with our torch and were reluctant to venture "outside" the bedroom tent. Anyone staying there is in for a treat."

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

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

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







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