Kalahari Tented Camp

Reviews of Kalahari Tented Camp

Excellent(91%) From 15 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 15 of our travellers who have visited Kalahari Tented Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 26-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fighting red hartebeest

Great location for wildlife viewing - saw red hartebeest fighting, mongoose, wildcats and all the usual antelopes.

Functional and comfortable accommodation but looking a little tired.

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Mr & Mrs T - Glasgow
Arrived on: 11-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Good wilderness experience at Kalahari tented

good but not excellent
organisation not great, we were not expected when we arrived despite acknowledgement at Twee riviern that we were booked.

The accommodation was great but in comparison to Urikaruus not as good

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Mrs. M - Richmond, Virginia
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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AMAZING experience at Kalahari Tented Camp

The tents are wonderful and the location could not be better.

It was very cold at night and in the mornings but we were prepared for that. Having hot water was a blessing. Cooking at camp was easy with the well equipped kitchen. Staff was very helpful and efficient. Seeing and hearing the animals at such close range is an experience that I will never forget.

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Mr R from Chicago, USA
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great Self-Catering Option in the Kalahari

Even though basic, the Kalahari Tented Camp is an excellent value.

The tents are very comfortable and clean. The separate kitchen area can be a lot of fun if you come prepared (we were not as prepared). It is very convenient that they provide you with pans, dishes, utensils and the basics for cooking. There is even an area where you can barbecue.

There is a small grocery store in Mata Mata with some basic food, mostly canned. Great value!

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Mr F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kalahari TC - What a excellent base for Aoab

Three days at KTC were perfect to explore the northern part of the Aoab riverbed (between Mata-Mata and Urikaruus), which is the part of the park where we saw more activity. We would drive out at gate opening, come back for lunch and do a afternoon drive from 16hrs until gate closure. Once again, the early and the late hours are the most productive. Cheetahs, Bat Eared Foxes were seen frequently!

The cabins at KTC were spacious, comfortable and very well equipped, overlooking the Aoab river bed. The nights however where much more calm in terms of wildlife activity. The occasional jackal could be heard and seen crossing the river bed in front.

The guards at KTC were informative, helpful and very attentive, checking us every single night. The shop at Mata-Mata (4Km) was very simple but with enough basic supplies ( water, bread, etc...).

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Mr and Mrs O - Dorset
Arrived on: 21-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Kalahari Tented Camp review

We stayed one night at the Kalahari Tented Camp, having spent 2 nights at Grootkolk - so it had a lot to live up to!

The camp is fine - and the facilities are excellent (including the separate kitchen tent) - but you feel more separated/detached from the wildlife than at Grootkolk. The waterhole was only properly visible through binoculars - so the opportunity for night time viewing was very restricted (we were helped - fortuitously - by the light of the full moon, otherwise we wouldn't have seen anything!).

Again - it is usefully located, at the far end of the park (and this is the area where you will see the Giraffe - we saw a group of 29 individuals, amazing!) - but somehow it hasn't got that "wow" factor that we were hoping for.

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Mr & Mrs F - Lancashire
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Facilities:
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Kalahari Tented Camp review

We arrived back here before 10am but according to the very young boy in charge, the tents were booked up and wouldn't you know we were back in the shabby tent, complete with the hole in the floor and missing air-vent stick.

On reporting it, this time the floor was mended quickly.

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Mr & Mrs F - Lancashire
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
Average
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Facilities:
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Kalahari Tented Camp review

This tent was shabbier than the one we had earlier. There was a hole in the floor where a piece of the floorboard had fallen through, which I pointed out to the warden and no stick to close the air vents.

It was at this waterhole we saw a lone cheetah.

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Mr & Mrs F - Lancashire
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Kalahari Tented Camp review

The new border post at Mata Mata is an absolute pleasure.Friendly and super efficient staff. Our tent had a good view of the waterhole but quite a distance away.

The bedroom was very comfortable and spacious. The separate kitchen tent had everything you could need. If there is a problem, the warden calls every day and is always helpful.

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Mr & Mrs R - Chertsey
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Service:
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Unexpectedly, our favourite camp!

Beautifully designed and equipped rooms with a separate kitchen and a superb barbeque area, all private.

Great views across the dry river bed though better for birds than for animals, even though there is a floodlit waterhole.

This was the best birding location due to mature trees. There is an inviting swimming pool here.

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