Bitterpan Wilderness camp is truly a wilderness camp, it's unfenced and situated in the center of the wilderness. It is on a ONE-WAY 4x4 route starting from Nossob through the Kalahari dunes to Mata-Mata and the Kalahari Tent Camp.
Guests need to check in at Nossob camp you cannot do so at Twee Rivieren or Mata-Mata.
The route is approximately a 2,5 hr drive from Nossob to the camp and from the camp to Craig Lockhart on the Auob tourist road takes another 2.5 hrs, and thereafter 15 minutes to Mata-Mata, or a two hour drive to Twee Rivieren. It is strictly a 4x4 route, but BIG 4x4’s such as Unimogs (heavy vehicle 4x4) are not allowed. We suggest guest book one night at Nossob camp before departing for Bitterpan.
We suggest guests stay at least for one night at Nossob camp before their departure to Bitterpan camp, as it is a long drive from Nossob.
Bitterpan Wilderness camp is a self-catering camp. They have a large communal kitchen with a dining area, couple of gas refrigerators, two gas stoves and a wash up area, limited electricity for lights, which is powered by solar panels.
Guest need to supply their own firewood or charcoal and fire liters, it is best to stock up with these at Nossob camp. You will also need to take your own drinking water......
There is a large open fire pit and boma area with chairs and a lovely view of the waterhole and pan....
Bitterpan Wilderness camp has four reed cabins- two on either side of the communal kitchen area. They are built on stilts overlooking the waterhole and salt pan......
The cabins are small and basic, with two beds and a narrow walkway between them.....
each cabin has their own bathrooms across an open walkway...
each cabin has a small veranda with steps leading to their own braai area.....
Visitors to Bitterpan should please note the following:
• The camp and its access roads are strictly for the use of its residents only!
• No Trailers (even 4x4 trailers) will be permitted
• Visitors should be aware that there is limited driving opportunity once at the camp
• Only a one-way 15km game drive, however visitors staying longer than one night may use the escape route to Moravet waterhole to go onto the tourist routes and back
• The entrance and exit roads (and the 15km game drive) are strictly one-way
• No fuel and no shop - nearest facilities at Nossob & Mata-Mata
The camp faces west so lighting is good for photographs in the morning and great for sunset photographs over the pan....
The waterhole has a spotlight which helps to spot animals coming down to drink during the night.
There is a resident leopard that wanders around the camp at night......
A six-metre lookout tower allows exceptional views over the pan, waterhole and across the dunes.
This page has been created to allow visitors to post their special stories and pictures for others to see.
The photographs should be taken at waterholes close to the camp, such a Samevloeing, Houmoed, Monro, Leeudril, or Rooiputs.
Visitors to this page can then comment on, discuss and rate each picture and story.
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