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Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Kgalagadi National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is an incredible wilderness experience. It's beautiful. Awesome and pretty views although the waterhole is a trough. We were trapped in our hut by lions for a day which was quite something . The entry road is narrow with reasonable dunes and with a bit of care not a problem. The cabins are tented with corrugated Iron roofs. Also... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Wonderful 30 km sand road drive in and out of this remote camp, the accommodation is sited on a large dune overlooking a illuminated waterhole . Lots of animal activity , good accommodation with solar lighting and gas hot water heating.This is a self catering camp. The units are of mixed canvas and corrugated steel construction on a raised wood... More 

Thank NigelDJohannesburg
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Gharagab is the most remote of the Kgalagadi wilderness camps and is situated about 3,5 hours drive from the Nossob camp in the north. The last 30 km is a 4x4 sand track and can comfortably be negotiated in a soft 4x4. This part take about one hour. The refrigerator and water heating is on gas and the lights on... More 

Thank Willie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Probably the most isolated of camps. Beautiful location. Magnificent drive to it. The area as a whole is not the best for wildlife, you go there especially for scenery. But we saw a 60+ herd of Eland and 2 lions at the waterhole the one night we stayed there. The only negative maybe, or where we felt Bitterpan had a... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Also overhere a second visit to this camp, check in again at nossob, and prepare yourself for a really long drive, the first stretch can be quite boring, but when coming closer to unions end, you'll see more wildlife and cats, we saw several. We stayed here on the 31st december, so felt really special being so far away from... More 

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Epsom, Surrey, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When researching this trip, I heard that the Gharagab Camp was remote, a Wilderness camp (nothing to do with Wilderness Safaris), tough to get to, middle-of-nowhere, fairly basic type of Camp, rustic, and unencumbered with trifles, precious/delicate touches, creature comforts, style notes and sophistications, and that one needed to be self-sufficient.. Well - they got that right. And that is... More 

Thank Safariholic
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stayed at Gharahab for 2 nights in October. We had 3/4 of the Accomadation Units. The waterhole was filled at 5pm, almost emptied overnight by 6am. We found this disappointing and were told there was a problem with the water tanks. On the first night we ate inside, the wind had gotten up. Next morning we were told we'd... More 

Thank pam186361
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39 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It is a long long way to drive from Nossob camp ( where you check in) to Gharagab wilderness camp. Make sure your car is 4x4 and in good condition as well as fueled up as there is no gas other than in Nossob. We really enjoyed our one night stay at Gharagab and I liked the lay-out of the... More 

Thank KaliCA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Gharagab is the remotest accommodation in KTP (beside camping on the Botswana side). As for the other Wilderness Camps in KTP it has 4 units. This was our third visit to that place. Full self caitering chalets looking onto a waterhole. We saw Lion, Brown Hyena, Eland and more. Accesible only by 4x4 (30 km over the dunes to reach... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stayed 4 nights over Christmas at Gharagab and it was the perfect place to be. Gharagab is a wilderness camp and you are exposed to the wild. The accommodation is fairly rustic but that is one if the things we liked about it. It rained two of the days so the waterhole wasn't that busy. We did see some... More 

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