Things to do in Ghanzi, Places to see.



Ghanzi is a small farming community on the Western border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR).  Ghanzi serves as a stopover for tourists destined to either the CKGR or the northern parks or Okavango regions.

Ghanzi has a host of offerings, such as game farms that host all of the big 5 save for the Cape Buffalo.  Most private game farms do not have a Lion presence however Leopard and Cheetah frequent game farms on a regular basis, however Lions are found outside the farming Block in the District, and are found roaming farmlands bordering the CKGR.

The farming block has it's fair share of painted dogs (African Wild Dogs) however with it being a cattle farming area, these are very skittish, and are seldom seen.


At present Ghanzi only has three a la carte restaurants, those being:

  • Thakadu Camp:
    Thakadu Camp is known for their game dishes and of course their well known Thakadu Fillet, a must try.
  • Kalahari Arms Hotel
    Kalahari Arms is by far the easiest and bussiest of the restuarants, and they serve a great Peri Peri Prawn dish, and are also well known for their Mexican Pizzas.
  • Tanduries
    Tanduries is a Maun restaurant which as expanded to Ghanzi.  The food is mainly indian style however there are other types of foods on the menu.  The Chicken Korma is an absolute must, the plain(not hot) version has much more flavour.

Ghanzi is the base for shopping for the entire Ghanzi farming block, however this does not mean that Ghanzi has everything you are looking for, it's quite the opposite.  When it comes to shopping Ghanzi is a frontier town, only stocking the necessities.  We do have the luxury of having a SPAR, Choppies Supermarket, Shoprite Supermarket and a Shoppers Supermarket.

Other Businesses:

GFS Hardware, Ghanzi Hardware, Winagain Holdings(Computer Store), Motovac (Spares) GFS Supermarket (DSTV Agent, Camping Gear, Gas depot) , Delta Pharmacy, Dr Roux Surgery, Dr Bredenkamp Surgery and many more.

Ghanzi has very little to offer when it comes to entertainment, there is THE GAT a local swimming spot, originally a quarry, but this filled with water when the blasts severed an underground spring.
Then there is the usual small town hang outs:  
There are two which are most frequented by tourists, those being Thakadu Camp and that of Kalahari Arms Hotel.

Should there be any establishment that provides entertainment for all age groups (Bars/Night Clubs Excluded as they cater only for adults) that is not listed and you wish to list your establishment, and the services or activities that you provide please contact us.