Gabus Game Ranch, the lodge close to Otavi in Namibia invites to an oasis of green garden, blue swimming pool and a cool lapa.
Beyond the pool, the first signs of African wildlife, leisurely enjoying a drink or frolicking around the salt rock, may be viewed.
Gabus is ideally situated en route to the Etosha National Park or to the Caprivi. Whether at the beginning or end of your journey, Gabus offers the perfect setting to linger and enjoy all the country has to offer. Here you can enjoy beautifully, well kept lodge settings amidst nature and all it has to offer.
Gabus, the name derived from the Bushman language, meaning the place of water, in a land usually associated with desert and dry landscape.
The farmland of Gabus in Namibia is situated at the foot of the Uisib mountains, approximately 10km from the little town of Otavi on the D3031 road. Ideally situated en route to Etosha or the Caprivi, the lodge is easily accessible from the B1 tarred road from Windhoek. Whether it be your first stop on arrival in Namibia, to get acclimatized, or your last stop before departure back home, this is the perfect place to stay. Extended stays of a couple of days or more are the ideal way to get the most of your visit.
Signposts along the way indicate the direction towards the lodge. The lodge has risen on the 6000 ha farming land close to Otavi, This is the place where the weary traveler may stop for an unexpected refreshment and revitalization of body and soul.
ACCOMODATION consists of a variety of different rooms. All rooms are en suite with shower/wc and fitted with air conditioners. High quality bedding of only cotton and linen sheeting is used for that extra luxurious sleeping experience.
with thatch roof are located close to the entertainment area and pool. These rooms are ideal for the single traveller who likes to be close to social activities and still be able to enjoy natural solitude and quiet.
consists of two adjoining rooms that share a bathroom. Parents room is spacious and allows for family interaction, while the children’s room is furnished with books and toys to keep the little ones occupied and happy.
DOUBLE / TWIN ROOMS
are all furnished with either a double bed or two twin beds, according to preference. Most rooms have an additional sleeper couch which can be used for children sharing a room with parents, or alternatively to be used as couch. The rooms are all very spacious for that extra luxurious feeling and to provide space to freely move around. Only the best furniture and fittings are used.
The rooms definitely invite to stay for an extended period.
which is only accessible for 4x4 travellers, offers an unobstructed 360° view of the surrounding mountains and far away open landscape below. Only basic facilities are offered like a shower, toilet and braai place. No electricity points available. Camping on the mountain offers the very closeness to nature, unintruded by human interference.
By going on a guided hike, mother nature is brought even closer to human understanding. Tiny creatures, unobserved from a distance, may be watched and observed. The incredible speed of a lizard, or slow thoughtful movement of a chameleon, - natural wonders without human intervention are just some of the awe inspiring experiences.
And when the mind is filled with all the wonders of nature, a sparkling blue pool provides the perfect relaxation and refreshment for the body. Lounging next to the pool, soaking up the Namibian sun is the perfect guarantee for a completely relaxed state of body and mind.Animal and Bird watching from the pool may proof very exciting and rewarding.
Once caught in bird watching, this soon becomes an addictive hobby. A variety of hundreds of different species of birds provide the most exhilarating entertainment of nature. For avid bird watchers, elevated hides provide excellent bird watching opportunities for the birds that frequent the various waterholes strategically placed all over the farmland.
During the rainy seson, rare and exotic birds from the Delta emigrate to find their breeding nests here. This is a sight only possible for a very limited time during February to April under perfect conditions.
Day trips to the Etosha park are also possible. An early departure with a packed picknick basket ensures a full day’s viewing and enjoying of what the Etosha National Park has to offer. On return to the lodge, a delicious hot meal and comfortable bed is waiting for the tired traveler. For the more adventurous a hiking trail to the dolomite caves may be arranged. This should preferably be booked at least a week in advance.
The GAME DRIVES are legendary, led by experienced and knowledgable guides who know the area like the palm of their hand. Fauna and Flora are explained in detail and visitors leave, feeling all the wiser and more understanding of what mother nature has to offer.
The variety of game viewed on a single game drive is astonishing and the experience all the more profound by guides pointing out the unobserved by the inexperienced eyes. See nature through the eyes of people who can spot the difference in Zebra’s stripes…
Playfulness of animals may be observed for endless minutes before continuing to the next adventure.
Medicinal and traditional uses of various plants will be understood and can enhance the experience of visiting the wild.
On occasion even Leopard and Cheetah have been spotted, anticipating an easy catch of antelope, while hiding under a bush or in a tree.
Game Drives take place on an open vehicle, letting the fresh breeze blow away all worries, watching Giraffe emerge as if from nowhere, Springbuck showing off their jumping skills, Black Wildebeest – also known as the African clown – doing their best to entertain the onlooker, Impala, Haartebeest, herds of Eland, Waterbuck and of course the stately Kudu.
Die komfortable Gästefarm befindet sich auf dem Weg zum Etosha National Park. Separate Bungalows mit grosszügig gestalteten Gästezimmern liegen gegenüber des farmeigenen Wasserlochs. So ist die Beobachtung selbst scheuer Wildtiere auch Nachts möglich. Die Atmosphäre der Gabus Game Ranch lädt ein, Farmleben in seiner ganzen Authentizität zu erleben. Dass die exzellente Küche bereits über die Landesgrenzen hinaus bekannt ist, ist ein Grund mehr, hier länger als nur einen Tag verweilen zu wollen.