Activities in the Otavi Area | Gabus Game Ranch

Activities in the Otavi Area

Game Drives


About Game Drives At Gabus:

Gabus Game drives are open-air explorations through parts of 6200 hectares of rich savannah and African bush. With the breathtaking Uiseb mountains in the background, you'll cross paths with some of Giraffes, Zebras, Waterbuck, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Oryx, Impala and Springbok Leopard, Cheetah, Jackal and even Brown Hyena that call the area home. Game drives end in style with a classic African sundowner - so click on your lens caps enjoy drinks and cocktails under the beautiful African sky.

 

Things to Note:

·       18MM – 200MM or higher Lenses are recommended for photography

·       Night and Morning Game Drives are also available

·       Game Drives take place in an open-car, so sun protection is recommended

·       Bird Species will differ hugely depending on time of day and season

 

Time: 2 - 3 hours

Price: N$ 350 / Person


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Horse Riding Safaris

Horse Riding Safaris In Namibia


NB: Bookings need to be done at least 1-2 days in advance


About Horse Riding Safaris At Gabus:

Experience nature from horseback with our adventurous horse riding safaris through the 6200 hectares of Savannah-bushlands. 

 

What To Expect:

·       Western riding style.

       Sundowner Rides can also be requested as well as Morning Rides.


Price: Price On Request


Note: Our horses are not available from 23 August - 2 September due to vaccination against the African Horse Sickness.


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Lodge Waterhole


About Lodge Waterhole:


A Waterhole is located around 50-70M from the Lodge and 70M from the Luxury Rooms so guests can enjoy their drinks, sit around a cosy fireplace under the African Sky and experience African wildlife at the same time. The waterhole is illuminated by night to the convenience of guests that can spend the entire evening observing the waterhole which doesn’t seem to have any lack of movement on some nights.

 

Animals to see at the waterhole:


A big variety of animals visit the waterhole on a daily basis. Animals including Waterbuck, Impalas, Black Wildebeest and Warthogs are the most prominent visitors while with a bit of luck on your side you could experience a herd of Giraffes roaming the waterhole around sunset to night time.

Guided Hike / Self Hike


About Guided or Unguided Hiking:


Experience the natural beauty of Africa like the Africans do - on foot. Gabus Game Ranch is full of wonderful hiking trails of all durations, from nature walks to half-day mountain treks. Melt into the early morning stillness of the savannah, or learn about the native flora and fauna from one of our knowledgeable guides. Discover the history of Gabus Farm, then trek into the mountains for exceptional views over the Otavi Valley. As all hikes take place in the early morning to avoid the midday heat, so you'll easily be back in time to enjoy a delicious lunch cooked by our friendly staff.

 

Things to know:

·       Expect to leave early - hikes should end before 10:30AM to avoid the worst heat

·       While guides aren't required, they will enrich your hiking experience

·       Hiking Boots, Hat and Sunscreen are recommended

 

Time: Varies between 1-3 hours and up to 8 hours


Price: N$ 120 / Person


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Bird Watching


About Bird Watching:


Gabus Game Ranch is home to a big variety of beautiful birds of many different sizes. In order to optimally watch birds the guests are transported to a high seat where they sit for a duration of 2-5 hours on average. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks in the high seat while a variety of birds can be viewed and/or photographed in the surrounding trees and at the waterhole. However Bird Watching can also be done at the Lodge facilities and surroundings

 

Time: Varies between 2-5 hours on average


Price: P.O.R.

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View Point

About the View Point:


The View Point at Gabus Game Ranch is located within the Uiseb Mountains which surround the huge Savannah-Bushland landscapes. Visitors can choose between hiking to the view point or being dropped off by vehicle. Experience an exceptional view over the beautiful African landscape and let your sole be captured in an amazing African moment.

 

Time: Varies 

Uiseb Stalactite Cave Excursion


About Uiseb Stalactite Cave Excursion:

Thirty Five kilometers from the Gabus Game Ranch lies series of little-explored caves, hidden in the Uiseb Mountain Range. Full of hanging stalactites and breathtaking stalagmites, guests will wow at the raw, natural beauty of the underground world. This guided cave excursion consists of up to three different caves that are explorable, although you can choose to see just one or two. The number of visitors is limited to ensure the conversation of the caves, so it's important to book early. Small groups are recommended. A light lunch and refreshments will be served following the outing.


Things to Note:


·       Physical Activity level is high - a certain level of fitness is recommended

·       Cave Excursions will be rescheduled in the event of rain

·       There is a 30 minute hike to reach the cave entrance

·       Expect some crawling and tight passages


Time: 3-4 hours

Price: P.O.R.


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Wine Estate Tours


About Wine Estate Tours:

 

The Wine farm is a family run wine estate located close to Gabus Game Ranch. It's one of only four wineries in Namibia - a country whose arid, semi-desert climate makes growing robust grapes a work of pure passion. The family running the wine farm were up to the challenge however, and with training from South African wine masters, they now produce delicious wines and spirits using traditional winemaking methods.

This unique wine estate tour starts off with the vineyards, then moves you through the processes involved in traditional winemaking. Like any good wine tour must, you'll end with a Mediterranean-style lunch and wine tasting. Easy drinking whites are a favorite, however the farm's specialty is Syrah.

 

Things to Note:

·       One of only four wineries in Namibia

·       Ask about their homemade spirits “Maroela Bliksem”

·       The Vineyard produces three different types of wine, both reds and whites

 

Time: 1.5 - 3 hours

 

Price: P.O.R.

 

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Etosha National Park

About Etosha National Park Namibia:

One of the most popular tourist destinations, the Etosha National Park Namibia which covers an area of 22,270 square kilometres is only located a 1.5-hour drive from Gabus Game Ranch. The name derives from the Etosha Salt Pan which covers the majority of the area. The park is home to a variety of mammals, birds and reptiles including Elephant, Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and much more! Being frequently included in African documentaries showcased overseas, the Park has become very popular amongst German tourists in particular.

 

What to expect and what to keep in mind:


Expect a huge Nationalpark where you can see some of Africa's most popular wildlife, up to 100 species of wildlife! Keep in mind that you should stay in your car at all times, no one is allowed to exit their vehicle in the park apart from the 3 Camps - Namutoni, Halali and Okaukeujo. Also don't get too close with your vehicle to any dangerous animals like elephants, rhinos and lions. 

Safari Tours


About Safari Tours:

Do you want to visit Namibia but don’t know your way around? We can help you with that!
Gabus Game Ranch caters for Safari Tours around the beautiful Namibian country and joins you on your ultimate journey to explore the most popular destinations in the country. Custom Safari Trips are designed according to your preferences to cater for your preferred requirements. Safari Tours can be requested by individuals, groups of friends as well as families wanting to visit Namibia.

 

Things to Note:


Please contact us well in advance to discuss your possible Safari Tour around Namibia, at least 4 weeks before the time. Reach out to us via our contact page or send us an email to office@gabusnamibia.com

 

Time: 7 – 28 Days

 

Price: P.O.R.

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