Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Reviews of Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Good(79%) From 19 travellers
Excellent
5
Good
9
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 19 of our travellers who have visited Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs F - Lancashire
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

Very comfortable chalet accommodation.

Sitting out in the evening this year was eerily quiet. There was no hum of activity as people prepared their barbecues and I missed that. However there is a shop, restaurant and fuel station.

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Mr & Mrs R - Chertsey
Arrived on: 29-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Perfectly good stopover at entry to the Park

The process of obtaining the pass to the Park was rather painful but will hopefully improve once the new information centre is fully open. Our room was good, At the last moment we decided not to use the restaurant but to make a braai. The shop was very well stocked for this. A theme throughout the camps was that the level of equipment provided was excellent. Nothing was missing! The shop here was far better stocked than those at Mata Mata and especially Nossob, so if you can stock up here, do.

The lodge is functional and there is no game watching apart from the organised evening drive. The journey here was a very easy 3 hours from Upington. Staying awake after the flight will be the main challenge! Stock up with all the essentials at Pick and Pay in the centre of Upington. You can't miss it!

Obviously you need to fuel up at Twee Rivieren. Also you need to reduce tyre pressures for the sandy roads in the Park. The petrol station staff were very helpful with this operation. Our Nissan double cab had a spare petrol tank fitted. Very useful but the design means that putting 50 litres in takes a full half hour, due to continual air-locks.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

We were surprised at just how much we enjoyed Twee Rivieren.

We had expected something far more basic, and yet everything we needed was provided, it was good to be cooking our own food and the AC was so powerful, we were really warm at night.

The next morning we discovered that we had a puncture, and several adept men who were waiting for their parties to take them into the Kgalagadi stepped forward to help.

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Mr & Mrs B, from Portugal
Arrived on: 13-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

Fine for an overnight stop and the accommodation was good for government camp.

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Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

TOO COMMERSIALISED FOR ME BUT USEFUL STOP OFF POINT

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Mr. G from Torquay
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

The chalets are of a good standard, but the location is poor - mostly overlooking the main park entrance road. Therefore it only serves as a base to explore the park.

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Mr H from Switzerland
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Well organised camp as base

Spacious clean, reasonably equipped self catering chaletss, well set out camp, friendly staff.

Good shop and Restaurant.

As Kagalgadi Transfrontier Park is essentially a self drive experience, which is what we wanted, the activities are not extensive but adequate.

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M and M Oxford
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Back to Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

This time we were better versed in the rules.

Meals in the restaurant were again excellent.

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M and M Oxford
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Uppington to Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

It was good to have so much space to spread out. Meals in the restaurant were very good, especially the Orange River wines - pity we can't get them here.
When we arrived there was some confusion among the staff about our accomodation but this was quite quickly sorted out. We were rather later in arriving as the plane from Jo'burg to Uppington was late leaving Jo'burg (the driver of the shuttle bus on the tarmac didn't know which was our plane as a smaller one was substituted at the last minute) which didn't give much time to get to the rest camp having gone into Uppington to pick up supplies at the supermarket. Also we took some time looking over the car as there was some damage to it when it came in from Kimberley. The road into the rest camp was quite badly churned up by the big plant being used to tarmac the drive. The drive in therefore took us longer than expected.
The camp rules weren't terribly obvious and nothing was spelled out to us. Perhaps a one page flyer could be prepared and given to visitors. I cannot comment on the activities as we were not aware that there were any. The shop was also not very well stocked but as I said, we had stocked up in town before leaving for the camp. No English-language guides were available.

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