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Kalahari Tented Camp
Kalahari Tented Camp

Kalahari Tented Camp


25°47’8.5"S 20°1’4.4"E

Reviews of Kalahari Tented Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

27 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kalahari Tented Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Mr J & Ms D
UK

"Kalahari Tented Camp review"

1 night Arrived 26 Apr 2018
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs VanZylrus
UK

"KTC "

3 nights Arrived 12 Sep 2017
"Really nice tented accommodation but as with any canvas tented camps they can get extremely hot in the day and cold in the night and when Kalahari wind whips up it is noisy and feels like the whole thing is going to take off!

The location of this camp is excellent with stunning views." See all these reviews: 7n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Mr & Mrs W
Warwick

"The animals come pretty close here..."

2 nights Arrived 11 Jun 2017
"Take your hot water bottle with you if you choose to stay at Kalahari Tented Camp in June. The tent is not insulated against the cold and there is no heating but you can keep warm with your braai fire and a hot water bottle in your bed.

The units each have a separate kitchen unit and a small terrace separating it from the sleeping tent. I always doubt that the wall separating you from the animals will keep them out but so far so good but it is a little disconcerting to find that the jackals can look over it to watch you eating your boerwors. Lions and cheetahs are regular visitors to and through the camp.

A great place to stay within easy reach of the Mata Mata shop and filling station. The resident ranger will keep an eye on you and inform you of any interesting visitors." See all these reviews: 16n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Mr M
Toronto

"Excellent game viewing"

1 night Arrived 9 Sep 2016
"Sanparks accommodation so basic but perfectly comfortable" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 4n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
R & J
Edinburgh

"Kalahari Tented Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 6 Sep 2016
"Loved this camp. Big room with patio, seating, BBQ and separate kitchen. Amazing views.

It provided everything we needed for a great stay, including two resident yellow mongoose.

Unfortunately there were no activities as the ranger was away" See all these reviews: 15n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Activities:
Poor
Rooms:
Excellent
Dale & Sue
Sleaford

"A fantastic camp on the Aub river"

2 nights Arrived 2 Jun 2016
"The largest of the three camps we stayed at but this doesn't detract from the wilderness atmosphere at all. The camp is sited on top of the south bank of Aub river with spectacular views across the dry valley. The two river valleys, the Aub and Nossob, really do define the Kgalagadi and this camp really is in a classic location.

The chalets\tents are modern, spacious and kept scrupulously clean and tidy by the camp staff. Kitchen facilities are in their own separate unit adjacent to the chalet.

In contrast to the other wilderness camps we stayed at it is possible participate in game drives as the camp is very close to Mata Mata. We went on a very good night drive and the vehicle called at our chalet to pick us up. You see a very different set of animals at night and we encountered bat eared foxes, cape foxes, owls and even a porcupine. On our first night we awoke to the roars of the local pride of lions and the jackals regularly supply their own rather eery howls and yelps." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 8n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Lisvane

"Kalahari Tented Camp review"

5 nights Arrived 20 May 2016
"We have stayed at the camp on prior trips and it remains a favourite. Many sleepless nights courtesy of two resident male lions!

Also have some amazing leopard sighings and also cheetah." See all these reviews: 14n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Dr L & Family
Denmark

"Wonderfull wilderness Camp with a view"

2 nights Arrived 22 Nov 2015
"Perfect setting on Aoub riverbed. Well maintained, kind caretaker.

Super view to the riverbed from terrasse. See animals come and go.

The "tents" (huts) seems quite safe. All kitchen equipment present - only bring food and drinks (og buy at Mata Mata 3 km away).

You can easily use 3 days here enjoying the view, reading a good book ect." See all these reviews: 10n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr J
Hants

"Tented Camp - self-catering - perfect"

2 nights Arrived 22 Aug 2015
"Kalahari Tented Camp is self-catering - take this literally ! There is a gas fridge and hob (plus cutlery & utensils & pots and pans) but remember to bring everything else with you - not even a box of matches is provided. This was not a problem as Mata-Mata shop is within 4 km, but don't get caught out by leaving cooking too late only to find that you can't light the gas or BBQ !

Accommodation was perfect.

The campsite is not fenced, so game do wander close by - Wildebeest in particular seem to like coming up from the valley. The view over the dry river bed is extraordinary - waking up, looking out of the window and seeing giraffe at the waterhole was memorable.

There is a small swimming pool but no other facilities. And so what? You're there for the game and the experience, not to sit by the pool.....

If I had two small suggestions for improvement, they would be : (1) a box of matches would be nice (2) the waterhole is floodlit at night, but with what appear to be a 20w bulb. A better light (on a timer to keep night-time black) might make just-after-dusk viewing better" See all these reviews: 13n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs D
Wilts

"Kalahari Tented Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 24 Jun 2015
"All you would expect from self catering accomadation" See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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