Mata Mata

Mata Mata camp is situated on the banks of the Auob River on the western boundary of the Park and it borders Namibia.

The camp is surrounded by thorny Kalahari dune bushveld where giraffe, typically adapted to these arid conditions, are a favourite sight around the camp.

The camp has a reception, information centre, swimming pool, shop and fuel facilities. A generator provides electricity for 18 hrs per day and there is no telephone or cellphone reception.

Mata-Mata is 2,5 hrs drive from Twee Rivieren.

The camp has camp sites, old chalets...

and new river-facing chalets, either one or two bedroom...

Animal sightings can be slow at the camp but we have seen lions, cheetah, oryx, eland, wildebeest and a Genet. If you are patient the sightings will come!

Mata Mata camp is the ideal camp to stay at if you are going to Etosha or any of the other parks in Namibia. Likewise if you are travelling from Namibia to South Africa or Botswana.

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Cats near Mata Mata 
Our fist morning drive out from our 3 day stay at this camp provided some nice sightings of some fairly elusive big and small cats. We came across this …

African wildcat 
We saw this cat scurry across the road at Dalkeith waterhole and he disappeared into the grass. We stopped the car and scanned with binoculars but we couldn't …

Black-maned Kalahari lion 
This lion caught a wildebeest just a few kilometers from Mata Mata during the night. In the morning we found him and the carcass. He didn't like all the …

Gemsbok and ostritches Not rated yet
In the summer rainy season the roads fill with water and the animals either drink here or cool off like these ostritches are doing near Veertiende boorgat. …

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