Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Reviews of Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Good(82%) From 30 travellers
Excellent
9
Good
16
Average
4
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 30 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 H from Dorset
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Comfortable camp with good facilities

The chalet allocated was good. As this was our first entry into the park we had to go through the formalities of park entry and obtain our permit. This was easily done although I suspect if you arrived at a busy time there would be some delay.

We booked a sunset drive which was excellent value for money. We left the rest camp at 1800 returning at 2100 which covered about 90 mins before sunset with the rest being a night drive. There was lots of night activity and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. At the time if you self drove you had to be back into the park by 1900 so you do see things you wouldn't on your own.

On our first game drive we took the Mata Mata road. Unfortunately we saw next to no game along this route and indeed every subsequent time we drove this route for the first 20 km along the road from Twee Rivieren we saw no game. We may have just been unlucky but we had superb sightings along the Nossob road so would recommend starting with that route unless current information indicates to the contrary. There is a sightings board next to the shop which is always worth a quick look before setting out.

The restaurant at the rest camp was excellent. You book a table at the shop.

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Mr & Mrs D from Winchester
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

One Meerkat Safari !!

After a long day of travelling we were not sure what to expect at Twee Rivieren - the first of our National Parks self catering accommodation . What a pleasant surprise! We were greeted in reception by a lady with a big smile who was very helpful and pleasant. When we asked about the timings for our drive the following day she handed us over to a Ranger who gave us advice about the varying road conditions and timings for various parts of our travels through Kgalagadi . He also kindly gave us a few tips about the 4WD system on the Toyota Hilux.

We were directed to our accommodation no. 25 - a family unit.! The 2 twin bedded bedrooms were air conditioned, there were 2 further beds in the 'living room' and a well equipped kitchen area ( with a double hob but no oven ) and , of course, shower and toilet facilities. It was very clean and comfortable - so much better than we had anticipated.

We decide to eat at the, on site, restaurant where we had a very nice meal ( enormous portions!) . At the time we felt service was a little slow but in retrospect it was the we hadn't quite switched into Africa mode - slower pace of life and so much nicer than the frenetic lives we live in the U.K.

After a good nights sleep we awoke early , refuelled the vehicle , shopped at the well stocked shop for the bits that I had failed to purchase in Uppington . Collected our park permit from the gate - all permits are kept overnight by park officials,

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Mr & Mrs D from London
Arrived on: 18-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

We had the same chalet twice. It was spacious. It was in reasonable condition, adequately equipped and clean.

At Twee Rivieren electricity is available 24hrs a day. There is airconditioning in the chalets. The shop is open for most of the day.

We tried the restaurant for one evening meal. The meal was good and the restaurant itself was pleasant (and very different from the park board restaurant of some decades ago).

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Mr & Mrs W from Warwick
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Good launch pad for safari in Kgalagadi

Our luxury chalet was located at the far end of the accommodation at Twee Rivieren overlooking the campsite. It's fairly new, and so it is well kitted out, comfortable and having all mod cons.

The restaurant was uncrowded and food from the simple menu was generally well cooked and so can be recommended as the best in Kgalagadi (OK, it's the only one.)

Use the shop as well. It has the widest range of stock in the park.

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Mr & Mrs P from Purley
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

Quite acceptable for a state restcamp with reasonable courtesy from all staff.

Food very acceptable in the circumstances although breakfast left a little to be desired.

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Ms J & Ms B from Canada
Arrived on: 11-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

As before. [Ed: See below] The tire pressure pump had been fixed.

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Ms J & Ms B from Canada
Arrived on: 6-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

Comfortable, basic accommodations.

The gas station was not able to adjust our tires here due to broken equipment. This meant an uncomfortable ride to Matamata.

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Mr & Mrs D from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

Fine for a one night stop over

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Mr F & party from Portugal
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp - a good start.

We just used TR Rest Camp for our first night after all the traveling we did ( Lisbon/Madrid - LHR- JHB - Upington - KTP). Entrance into the Park was straight forward, without any complications. People at the reception were helpful and informative. The official information guide is worth buying at the reception desk.The shop at the camp, although basic, was well stocked on basic and convenient items like water, drinks, bread, milk, canned and frozen food etc. Fresh vegetables were understandably not seen.

The rooms seemed clean, very well equipped and comfortable.
The restaurant was simple and the quality of food was average. Service was attentive.

Although they offered some activities (night/ late afternoon game drives), which by the way seemed popular, we did not hire those services.

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Mr & Mrs VDK from France
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review

There are several points to highlight about this experience. We were in Family Cottage 26, a large thatched roof chalet. Unfortunately this cottage had/has a bat which became active during the night and needless to say disturbed our ability to get a good night's rest.

Our second concern relates both to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park itself and Twee Rivieren. We write about these together as it seems they share the same administrative staff. Our welcome to the Park was perfunctory and no information was provided either by the person who received us, nor by any of the displays visible.

We had to inquire if there was a park guide.

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