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Gabus Game Ranch

Lodges near Otavi - Namibia

Only 10km outside of the northern Namibian town of Otavi and at the foot of the Uiseb Mountains is the Gabus Game Ranch. Set on 7,000ha of private land, this destination represents the ideal stopover before continuing to either Etosha Park, the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) or further north to Owamboland. Otavi is a small agricultural town and together with Tsumeb and Grootfontein, they are defined as an area known as the 'Otavi Triangle', also known as the Otavi Mountain land.

Apart from the geographical advantage of being close to so many of Namibia's tourist hotspots, the region around Gabus Game Farm offers a variety of game, hiking and excellent photographic opportunities. This appeals to individual travellers and families alike.

Meals can be taken in the main thatched building. A healthy breakfast is served in the restaurant or under the Lapa. Dinner consists of game meat, farm fresh vegetables and salads. Lunch can also be ordered. Vegetarians can be catered for on request. The swimming pool is not only the perfect retreat from the hot Namibian sunshine, but also offers superb views of the nearby waterhole which is illuminated by night, offering round the clock game viewing.

Accommodation is in a selection of 6 rooms. En-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, twin beds, mosquito nets and a private verandah overlooking the floodlit waterhole are standard.

The activities at Gabus Game Ranch revolve around viewing wildlife & hiking.

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  • Gabus Game Ranch: Around The Pool
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Giraffe Closeup
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Terrace
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Room Interior
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Main Lodge
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Baboon
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Sunset
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Giraffe
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Kudu Bull
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Giraffe At Waterhole
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Impala
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Lounge
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Kudu
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Pool Area
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Group Of Impala
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Guided Farm Drive
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Type Of Amaryllis
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Damara Dik-dik
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Bar Area
  • Gabus Game Ranch: Departing On A Nature Drive
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Game drives
Morning or afternoon game drives are conducted by Heinz Kuehl. Wildlife includes eland, kudu, zebra, waterbuck, black-faced impala, black wildebeest and giraffe. Sightings of cheetah or leopard are possible, but not guaranteed.
Horse-back riding
Instead of the usual vehicle safari, why not try your hand at game viewing on horse back?
Guided hiking/walking/trekking
There are many plants and herbs en-route, as well as a good chance to see game crossing the tracks ahead. The strange impressions in the bizarre rock formations, the mystic world of a stalactite cave and ancient bushmen paintings make for an exciting and interesting day out by foot.
Over 200 different species of bird have been recorded in and around Gabus Game Lodge. Hides close to various waterholes, offer superb photographic and birding opportunities.
Visit the farm-owned museum and learn about local cultures and traditions.
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Directions to the lodge

2 km west of Otavi (on the C39 towards Outjo) turn north onto the D3031. The entrance to Gabus is 8km along this gravel road.

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