Red dunes, big sky, solitude

Rolling Inspiration
By Rolling Inspiration
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park’s Kieliekrankie Camp offers access to true wilderness

Regarded as one of the best wildlife and photographic locations on the planet, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari Desert is a breath-taking destination. While there are accessible facilities in the main camps, there are also six wilderness camps, offering exclusive interaction with nature. Fantastically, four of them have units adapted for guests with mobility impairment. Kieliekrankie is one of these… Nestled on the crest of a dune, far removed from the commotion of main camps, this area provides unfenced, amphitheatre-type viewing of a variety of animal trails, all tracking to a watering hole on the plain below.

Access adaptations

One of the four 2-bed dune cabins is equipped with:

  • A paved (and shaded) access ramp, which enables wheelchair users to traverse the dune.
  • Ablutions fitted with roll-in shower, shower seat, grab rails and detachable shower hose.
  • A single-level interior

Facts about Kieliekrankie

  • Barbeque facilities on deck – Closest shop and filling station at Twee Rivieren (42km) – Equipped kitchen – Gas fridge / freezer – No additional persons or children under 12 – Provide own drinking water and firewood – Solar power for lights, gas for hot water – Unfenced – tourism assistant on duty
  • Kieliekrankie is accessible by passenger vehicles.

How to get there

To enter from South Africa visitors must fly or drive to Upington and then drive the 255km R360 tar road to the park. All roads inside the park are gravel.

More information about Kieliekrankie, Kgalagadi, or the other 20 national parks can be found on the SANParks’ website Designated UA units are kept on reserve and can only be booked directly with SANParks on special request. They cannot be booked in advance online until the reserve period has expired. Visitors to parks pay a daily conservation fee to make use of park facilities and enjoy the natural heritage, but if you buy a Wild Card the fee is waived.

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