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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

Showing 11-20 of 27
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Mr & Mrs D
Winchester

"One Meerkat Safari !!"

2 nights Arrived 11 Feb 2015
"We spent 2 nights at this excellent tented camp which overlooks a natural waterhole in the ephemeral River Auob. The tents are comfortable quite roomy ( there were 4 beds in ours) and have an ensuite shower and toilet. The well equipped kitchen is a small separate structure with a verandah area in front with table and chairs. There were more chairs on the verandah outside the tent..

We spent a very pleasant time here going for game drives during the mornings and utilising the small communal swimming pool in the afternoons.

KTC is fairly close to Mata Mata where the is a petrol station ansd shop." See all these reviews: 12n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

"Comfortable well designed units"

1 night Arrived 5 Sep 2014
"Novel design for the units includes an enclosure for your vehicle. The fact your vehicle will be gated with you means there's no worry about the hazards from the wildlife if you need to get something from it after nightfall.

Rightly popular, comfortable and spacious units. Lovely outlook over the Aoub River valley and there was plenty of game there and interesting nocturnal sounds." See all these reviews: 13n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr M & Ms O
UK

"Fighting red hartebeest"

1 night Arrived 26 Feb 2014
"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." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs T
Glasgow

"Good wilderness experience at Kalahari tented"

1 night Arrived 11 Dec 2013
"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" See all these reviews: 18n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Mrs M
Virginia

"AMAZING experience at Kalahari Tented Camp"

4 nights Arrived 13 Jul 2013
"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." See all these reviews: 5n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr R
Chicago, USA

"Great Self-Catering Option in the Kalahari"

1 night Arrived 24 Dec 2012
"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!" See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia; 8n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Mr F & party
Portugal

"Kalahari TC - What a excellent base for Aoab"

3 nights Arrived 16 Oct 2011
"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...)." See all these reviews: 14n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs O
Dorset

"Kalahari Tented Camp review"

1 night Arrived 21 Nov 2010
"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." See all these reviews: 11n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs F
Lancashire

"Kalahari Tented Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2010
"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." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 6n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs F
Lancashire

"Kalahari Tented Camp review"

1 night Arrived 7 Sep 2010
"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." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 6n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
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