Gharagab

wide view of Gharagab image taken from the towerwide view of Gharagab image taken from the tower
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Gharagab Wilderness Camp is located in the far northern region of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park, 164 km (four hours) drive north of Nossob on the road to Unions End. 

Entrance to Gharagab Wilderness campEntrance to Gharagab Wilderness camp

The road in and out of Gharagab is a one-way loop, only accessible by 4x4 vehicles and is open to Gharagab residents only....

The sand road that leads to Gharagab Wilderness CampThe sand road that leads to Gharagab Wilderness Camp

The nearest shop is at Nossob, where guests who have booked at Gharagab also checks in. Make sure you take enough food, water and firewood with you, because the water is very salty, even for cooking, so please remember to bring plenty of water for both drinking and cooking......

On the road to Gharagab Wilderness campOn the road to Gharagab Wilderness camp

The camp is an unfenced but there is a Tourism Assistant is on duty at all times....

View from Gharagab viewing platformView from Gharagab viewing platform

Gharagab view taken from behindGharagab view taken from behind

The camp provides guests with elevated views of Kalahari thornveld savannah and waterhole.....

view from Gharagab cabin oneview from Gharagab cabin one
view from cabin two of the Gharagab waterholeview from cabin two of the Gharagab waterhole
view of the Gharagab waterhole from the cabinview of the Gharagab waterhole from the cabin

Accommodation

side view of our Gharagab cabinside view of our Gharagab cabin

The four dune cabins are beautifully laid out, they are made from a combination of wooden poles and canvas and like the other wilderness camps are well-equipped..... 

tower view of our cabin at Gharagabtower view of our cabin at Gharagab

the cabins each contain 2 single beds, an en suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and wash hand basin at the back of the cabin......

inside our Gharagab cabininside our Gharagab cabin

each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with a gas fridge-freezer, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils, solar-powered lights, gas for hot water, and braai facilities on the deck.... 

Gharagab kitchen and dining areaGharagab kitchen and dining area

because the cabins are on stilts, they have unspoilt views overlooking the basin with a watering hole and its non-stop activity, day and night......

Jen checking the view at GharagabJen checking the view at Gharagab

Please see in the above picture; it is advisable to put a grass net on the front of your vehicle to protect your vehicle from the grass seeds....

view from Gharagab cabin deckview from Gharagab cabin deck

The cabins can see the sun rise and there is a viewing platform at the back of Gharagab camp where you can climb up to see the setting sun – this must be the second-most panoramic view in the whole Kgalagadi Park, behind only KielieKrankie camp.

view over Gharagab camp from the platformview over Gharagab camp from the platform
viewing platform at Gharagab campviewing platform at Gharagab camp
Gharagab viewing platformGharagab viewing platform

Our camera gear is all set up and ready for action....

camera setup on our deck at Gharagabcamera setup on our deck at Gharagab
Umbrella protects our camera from the sun at GharagabUmbrella protects our camera from the sun

"Mario and Jenny take you to spots that are not always visited, and their descriptions of the more remote camps will allow you to make an informed decision without wasting time and money" 

- Bob & Sherry Shepardson, DeBary, Florida, USA

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Activities

The waterhole is the second closest to the cabins so it makes an ideal base for photographers. Our estimate places the waterhole about 70 meters from the cabins..... 

waterole at Garagab Wilderness Campwaterole at Garagab Wilderness Camp
Black Back jackal at GharagabBlack Back jackal at Gharagab
Red Hartebeest drinking at the Gharagab waterholeRed Hartebeest drinking at the Gharagab waterhole
view of Gharagab waterholeview of Gharagab waterhole
sociable weavers at our Gharagab cabinsociable weavers at our Gharagab cabin

We were blessed with great sightings by day and night of lions, gemsbok, jackal, steenbok and owls....

Jen photographing a Male lion drinking at Gharagab waterholeJen photographing a Male lion drinking at the waterhole
two Lioness at Gharagab waterholetwo Lioness at Gharagab waterhole
Male lion drinking at GharagabMale lion drinking
Lioness drinking at GharagabLioness drinking
Gemsbok at the Gharagab waterhole at nightGemsbok at the Gharagab waterhole at night
Lionesses drinking at GharagabLionesses drinking at Gharagab
Big male lion drinking at night at GharagabBig male lion drinking at night
Cape eagle owl and a steenbok at Gharagab waterholeCape eagle owl and a steenbok at the waterhole
lions drinking at night at the Gharagab waterholelions drinking at night at the Gharagab waterhole
Lion drinking at GharagabLion drinking at Gharagab
Lioness drinking at GharagabLioness drinking at Gharagab
Black Back Jackal at night at Gharagab waterholeBlack Back Jackal at night at Gharagab waterhole
Lions male and female drinking at GharagabLions male and female drinking at Gharagab
two lionesses drinking at the waterhole at Gharagabtwo lionesses at the waterhole
Black mane lion at the Gharagab waterholeBlack mane lion at the Gharagab waterhole
Lioness at the Gharagab waterholeLioness at the Gharagab waterhole
Male lion checking out the female at Gharagab waterholeMale lion checking out the female at the waterhole

The male walked right through our camp after drinking at the waterhole and the pride kept watch over us throughout the night; all very exciting for the many guest in camp that night!

male lion walking past our vehicle at Gharagabmale lion walking past our vehicle
Lion walking past our cabin at GharagabLion walking past our cabin

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Red Hartebeest drinking at Gharagab waterhole 
The Gharagab waterhole can be quiet so when something does come down to drink we get very excited! There were lions in the area so the Red Hartebeest took …

Gharagab camp also has the small and dangerous...! 
On windy / rainy nights keep a lookout for scorpions. This is the very poisonous thick-tailed, small-pincer Buthidae. The thin-tailed, large pincer Scorpionidae …

Black-maned lion 
If you like lions then Gharagab is the place for you! We stayed there just two nights and had 4 sightings of lions! They drank early in the morning, after …

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