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Re: Having some second thoughts...

Unread post by picnic » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:08 am

Gharagab is a great wilderness camp, we have been there a few times. 8) If your 4x4 have low range you will be good. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Having some second thoughts...

Unread post by Lonehill_Birders » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:09 pm

We went to Gharaghab in May this year, in our HondaCRV, had no problems at all. The problem with that last dune is that people don't keep momentum going up, you need to approach it a bit faster than normal, keep the revs up and don't stop! Another problem with that last dune is when we crested the dune, and I could let go of my delicate bits..... :roll: , immediately on top of the dune, we had a very close encounter with 2 male lions basking in the early morning sun :big_eyes: The one male was lying almost in the road, and for a moment we eyeballed each other - my window was open - before the lion jumped up and I shrieked... Had we got stuck and tried to dig ourselves out, we may have become breakfast.
It's a question of momentum, you may hop around inside your vehicle, so keep your seatbelt on, but going off road makes things worse.
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Re: Having some second thoughts...

Unread post by Lonehill_Birders » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:35 pm

After I got my shaking under control, I managed to take a photo of the lion - his brother was just lying in the sun, ignoring us :D

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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by Son godin » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:24 pm

I would like to know if there are any preference to stay in a specific cabin. What will the best combination of 2 cabins be. I've booked 2 cabins and wanted to know if its best to take 2 north next to each other, 2 in the middle or 2 south.

We will be 2 adults and 1 child so my question is more on movement between the cabins so that you do not use your car too often.
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by katanga » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:18 am

Son godin

you do know that you cannot take children below 12years old to any of the KTP Wilderness camps ?

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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:23 am

SG I think number 1 & 2 will be your best options. Those are the two closest to the camp attendants cabin.

Enjoy your stay, Garagab is a stunning camp!!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by Son godin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:20 pm

Lion queen,

Thanks for the advice. Can't wait to be back at KTP and discover a new camp.
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by Son godin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:39 pm

Hi Katanga,

I was lucky to visit most of the wilderness camp from 2006 when my son was younger, but since 2009/10 had to skip two years and stayed in KTC instead. He is now 14 years old, but not old enough to do his own thing. So it will be either be me or SO sharing the cabin with him and the other half in the other cabin. It will be a bit awkward preparing meal for the family therefore we want to stay in close proximity, parking in between the two cabins running from one to another.

Google also shows that the two northern cabins to be the closest to each other (LQ are those 2 no 1 and 2) and looks like the best option for a double booking.

We are lucky that the group from the previous day will not stay on another day and it will be us and another couple arriving on the first day. I am sure reception will give us two cabins next to each other, but will just check to make sure we not in 1 and 4. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:07 pm

was at Gharagab in November 2014... super nice... BUT why on earth they change the waterhole :rtm:
it's now a rectangular bac... without water :slap: and very, very ugly :naughty:
and need some hammer's strokes... to have few drops at the tap :shock:

and more Dankbaar had not water and was closed :big_eyes:

doing all this road... and not water :evil:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by Tobieo » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:18 pm

That is bad Anne-marie, I am staying there for 2 nights in March, any update on the water?
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by Tobieo » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:35 pm

I asked the question on another Facebook forum and was informed that Dankbaar dry but some water at camp waterhole (although not a lot) :wall:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by penolva » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:08 pm

We were in Gharagab last September and the dune road in is fine as long as you are in low gear and have your tyres deflated, which they will do for you at Twee Rivieren when you fill up with fuel. Gharagab is a wonderful camp and we will be back there in March. :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by barryels » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:18 pm

Imvubu wrote:We will be there from Monday 23 Feb for 3 nights...hope there is water then. :( :pray: Will let you know as soon as I can. In case I forget, please feel free to remind me! :)


Imvubu,

We just returned from KTP and slept at Gharagab on the 14th and 15th of Feb. It is an amazing camp and the road is not that bad at all. I used High range and normal drive the whole way :thumbs_up: .

There is water at the waterhole. Just a reminder that the camps water tank overflow feeds the waterhole and the waterhole will only fill as soon as the tank is filled after usage by the residents. We stayed in camp for the whole day and the waterhole was filled to the brim the whole day. We saw lots of very special visitors to the waterhole during the day and night.

If you stay in bungalow no.1 you can see the waterhole whilst sitting in your bed :D .

Just remember to keep your foodstuff safe because you will have some visitors who enjoy chips etc. :D .

Enjoy the trip and we will need a TR when you are back home :wink: .
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by Tobieo » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:30 pm

Barryels, did Dikblaarskolk have water?
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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread post by barryels » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:38 am

Tobieo wrote:Barryels, did Dikblaarskolk have water?


Yes Tobieo Dikbaardskolk have water :thumbs_up: .

We drove from TR to Mata-Mata as well as TR to Union's End, including Gharagab and both the Dune roads and there was water in all the water holes, picnic sights and camps we stayed at :D .
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