Nossob situated in the Kgalagadi tree savannah, attracts a greater diversity and number of grazers – and predators
About Nossob Rest Camp
Nossob – “Dark Clay”. Kalahari/Kgalagadi campsite, situated on the upper reaches of the mostly dry Nossob river bed. This campsite can produce some spectacular wildlife and birdlife sightings.
Nossob is the remotest of the traditional campsites in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, on the South African side – of course, excluding the Wilderness camps and lodges. So remote, it has no cellphone reception, however WIFI vouchers are available.
Why visit Nossob?
- Nossob is situated in the Kgalagadi tree savannah, which attracts a greater diversity and number of grazers – this in turn attracts greater numbers of predators, for which this area is well known. Lion, Leopard, Caracal and Cheetah are often seen close by the campsite in the Nossob river bed and on the dunes – if you are lucky, even African Wild Cat.
- Birding can be very productive in the area – especially for raptors.
- This campsite really gives you a great desert wilderness feeling, within a traditional campsite, with all it’s facilities – beware, it may grip you so hard, that it may make you return again-and-again.
The camp itself abounds with wildlife, of the smaller kind – keep an eye open for ground squirrels, yellow mongoose and at night, there are spotted genet and Cape Fox around.
A camp to get away from the crowds in the busier National Parks.
Walk around the camp site for,great birding possibilities.
Make sure you visit the campsite waterhole hide – this may be one of the best hides close to a campsite, for possible predator sightings – I have been lucky here!
In the camp, be sure to keep an eye and ear open for owls – Barn owls and Pearl Spotted owls are frequent visitors and the lap-dog sounds of the barking geckos.
While walking around the campsite, beware to wear shoes, as scorpions do abound in the desert.
Please make sure to wear shoes at all times. Make sure to shake your shoes out first, before putting them on, as the desert does provide an ideal home for scorpions.
Biome(animal and plant habitat)
Animals you may encounter in the area:
As well as several rodents including:
Rats and Shrew that feed a multitude of Predators and Raptors that prey on them and the multitude of insects.
African Wild Cat
African Wild Dog
Silver (Cape) Fox
Small Spotted Cat
Birds to look out for in the area:
African Fish Eagles
Collared (Red-winged) Pratincole
Not to miss routes in the area:
Lijersdraai – Half Day North up the Nossob to Lijersdraai and return 170 km 7 hours
Union’s End – Full Day North up the Nossob to Union’s end – return. 270 km 10 to 11 hours.
Short routes to Marie’s Loop or Kwang: 1 hour and 2 hours respectively – Morning or evening drives
Dikbaardskolk and return Down the Nossob to Dikbaardskolk and return on the same route 120 km 5 hours
Water centered game and bird viewing:
Waterholes up and down the Nossob – all could deliver great sightings and memories and do not forget the hide at the camp waterhole – it can be very rewarding.
Campsites powered and unpowered
Family Cottages 3 or 4 beds
Cottages 2 beds
Family Chalet 6 beds
Tel: + 27 (0) 54 561 2000 (Twee Rivieren)
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