GPS Coordinates: -26.4724121,20.6095149
Twee Rivieren Camp is located in the Kgalagadi transfortier park, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It’s around 10 hours’ drive from Johanesburg with similar travel times from Cape Town, Windhoek in Namibia and Gabarone in Botswana. The closest town to buy provisions and fuel is Askham around an hours’ drive away.
The kgalagadi transfrontier park is sandwiched between Namibia and Botswana, it’s a great corner of wilderness for the serious overlander. Botswana and South Africa have joined forces to protect the wildlife on opposite sides of their borders, forming one of the first Transfrontier Parks.
Twee rivieren is the main reception for the park as well as a border post. Twee Rivieren is the largest and most developed camp in the Kgalagadi, It’s usually the first or last stop within park, near the southern entrance. It is the only camp with a restaurant and it also has other facilities such as a shop, swimming pool and fuel station.
There are 30 campsites at Twee Rivieren. Very few stands have trees for shade and the ground is a mix of soft and hard sand. Some stands have a basic shelter for some shade and a table and chairs. All stands have 220v power points, a braai (bbq) and bin. Sites are fairly close together with the most private sites probably being the unpowered sites at the back of the camp. There are some fairly exposed sites right next to the road that aren’t exactly ideal obviously. The shared ablutions feature hot water showers, flushing toilets, a scullery and wash room.
All the roads in the Kgalagadi are gravel with the roads around Twee Rivieren probably being the best maintained.
Being away from most major routes, the park gets few visitors, making it ideal for dedicated game-viewers. leave your Big Five notions at home though: there are no elephant, rhino or buffalo here. Rather look fo birds of prey, cheetah, hyena, honey badger, bat-eared fox and meerkats.
If a quick stopover is all you’re after another alternative is the Kgalagadi lodge, just 6 kilometres from the main gate. Here you’ll find a few small campsites with private ablutions, ideal for a stopover.
I think the twee Rivieren campsite is fine for a stopover but I’m not sure I’d want to spend my whole Kgalagadi holiday staying here.
Bookings can be made through the SANParks webstie or telephone;
Tel: +27 12 428 9111