Gham Dhao Lodge (formerly Haina Kalahari Lodge) is situated adjacent to the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve itself, and is some 1.5 hours from Deception Valley.
Accommodation at Gham Dhao (tracks of the lion) is luxury tents, with a selection of Luxury, Superior and Family units. All accommodation is en suite, complete with shower and toilet. The 6 Luxury Tents are sheltered by unique structured slatted canopies, and comprise a bed with mosquito net, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers, and gas tea/coffee making facilities.
The Family Tent, is made up of two Luxury Tents with inter-leading decks. Alternatively you can upgrade to one of the 3 Superior Tents with large decks and full bathrooms. The Superior Tents are set underneath a thatched canopy, which provides shade and keeps the tents cool. The lodge accommodates a maximum of 20 guests.
The main Lodge area houses the lounge, dining room and bar. In addition, there is a swimming pool with sun deck. You also have the chance of seeing wildlife from the camp, when they use the adjacent waterhole.
Lodge activities at the Lodge include game drives (conducted in the morning, afternoon and evening), with the chance to see the wildlife of the area, which includes leopard, cheetah, oryx, wildebeest, eland, kudu, brown hyena, and the rare wild dog. The area is also known for its birdlife, with some 250 species having been identified. Sun downers can be enjoyed during the afternoon game drive.
For the more adventurous, you might want to hire quad bike, and go on the guided bush trail. Here you will learn more about animal spoor, and the vegetation of the Kalahari.
Gham Dhao is also home to a family of San, who will share with you their daily lives – searching for roots and plants, making fires, and the rain dance, as you enjoy an authentic, adventurous and informative guided walk. The walk is a journey into the past of these gentle people, where they will impart information of their ancient culture and how they once survived in these harsh and arid conditions.
After a full day of activities and a delectable dinner, enjoy a drive to the elevated star gazing deck, where on a clear night, the Kalahari sky comes alive, with some exceptional sightings.
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