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Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Kgalagadi National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Gharagab Wilderness Camp
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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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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 

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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 

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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 

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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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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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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stayed here in February, 2013 during my visit to Kgalagadi. (I also stayed at Bitterpan, Grootkolk, and Kalahari Tented Camp, as well as the three rest camps.) This may have been my favorite. There are only four units. The camp is reached by 4X4 trail. The route in is narrow, but not difficult. The outbound route is a bit... More 

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Solwezi, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed at Kalahari tented camp, Nossob and Gharagab on our trip and this was by far my favourite camp. It's a heck of a long treacherous drive to get there (definitely not suitable for a 2x4 as the road is very sandy in places and you need good ground clearance to get over the dunes) but the drive is... More 

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