Kalahari Tented Camp…

This is what Wikitravel has to say about the camp…

  • Kalahari Tented Camp

Situated up on a sand dune, overlooking a waterhole in the dry bed of the ancient Auob River, the Kalahari Tent Camp is a unique and novel way of staying over in the Kalahari. This camp has 15 desert tents with rustic finishes using wood, sand and canvas exteriors. The tent camp is 3 km from the Mata-Mata Rest Camp where Kalahari Tent Camp residents can refuel and get basic supplies at the shop.

This tented camp cost R690/ night and sleeps 4… that is about $ 86/ night… all you need bring is your food, drink and clothes everything else is supplied… this is a bargain in anyone’s language (£ 53 approx.)

But let me add a few things… this camp is not fenced, so a close encounter with the animals is possible. Lion do walk through the camps occasionally but as yet have eaten no one… the lion had passed our tent the morning we arrived, not 5 metres away… how I wish we had been there then…. Your vehicle is behind a fence so the Hyena do not chew on your tyres, which they’re adverse to, so the camp Manager told us… but when you sit on the stoep you have a 3ft. wall between you and the animals, this makes these tents a marvellous adventure….. The smaller tent is your kitchen.. fully kitted, also a gas fridge and stove and the lights are a battery operated 12 v. system…

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There is even a small swimming pool where one can cool off during the day… If I had of known they would swim I’d have taken my costume.. no way Linda would have allowed me to skinny dip there with people like that around….

But we did have some visitors come to see how we had settled in…..

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Dikbaardskolk to Kalahari Tented Camp.. at last..

A stop at the picnic spot at Dikbaardkolk and off we went over the sand duns…. here’s a Google Earth screen shot of the area… marvellous…


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And at Kamqua we found Hyena (a lot of them) resting in the shade… next to the Auob River, we had been travelling next to the Nossob river which is the country border with Botswana… (click here to see the Wikitravel entry about the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) this is a very informative entry…

The Auob river is dry, but from evidence there is water below surface and there are many water holes which I will talk about in later posts…

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Would we even think of doing that… Noooooooooo not us…. and then we reached our tent…. with magnificent views of the Auob river..

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