Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 232 of our travellers who have visited Erongo Wilderness Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr M & Ms B - Brussels
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Top range lodge located in a stunning setting

The lodge is beautifully built into the surrounding mountains. The chalets were comfortable and spacious with large terraces. The staff were polite and friendly. The meals were delicious and the breakfast was served in a very customer friendly manner. The lodge is very much worth a visit.

The only issue was that as this was our last overnight stop before the return flight, we did not get to enjoy the fantastic location and the facilities as much as we would have wished. We did not take part in any activities organized by the lodge for the same reason.

We also felt that the lodge is too far from the airport to be a last stop in any itinerary.

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Mr and Mrs W from Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

I think this was our favourite camp overall.
We loved the location and views from the three different seating areas that we had at our tent. The elevated position of the tents with none overlooking another was great.
Food was superb and staff very cheerful and helpful. Dining area and bar deck are in a great elevated position overlooking hills, bird feeder and waterhole.

Guided walks were good with knowledgable guides and a good pace.

Self guided 'map' very poor. Needs to be improved with more information on length of each walk and how they are way marked. We abandoned one as could not find pointers and made up our own walk on obvious trails.

Minor point; linen was looking shabby with small holes in bed sheets and towels but they were clean.

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Mr A & Ms S & family - London
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

We thoroughly recommend Erongo Wilderness Lodge. The drive up to the camp was part of the adventure as the 4x4 took on the steep climb to the foot of the lodges. Other guests without a 4x4 can leave their car parked safely at the bottom and are taken by the staff to the lodges.

This is a truly amazing place to stay with a swimming pool and restaurant built into the mountain. The lodges are a permanent tent each built into a mountain recess, each has it's own private space, an outside shower as well as a bathroom that is built from rock. The food was of an exceptionally high standard and offered choice for the vegetarians amongst us.

We went on the free sundown walk which was a highlight of our stay. You do need to be reasonably flexible as there is a little bit of scrambling to get to the top but it is well worth the effort. At the top you can drink your pre ordered drink (G&T seemed appropriate) as the sun set over the mountain range in the distance.

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Mrs C and Mr R from Bristol
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We spent 2 nights here. We chose to stay here as it was a convenient stop between the coast and Etosha rather than because it was somewhere we specifically wanted to visit. It turned out to be a great choice.

The scenery was very different to other areas we visited and we enjoyed the camp location on the side of a hill with great views. We did the sundown walk and an afternoon nature drive the following day both of which we enjoyed. Petrus and Koolas (?) were interesting and knowledgeable guides.. The rest of the staff were also very good, particularly Santos, with his knowledge of astronomy.

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Mr and Mrs C - East Sussex
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge is super

Great place, great people, stunning scenery - loved it. Probably the most luxurious 'tent' of the holiday in an amazing location.

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The B Family - Surrey
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Unmissable! Brilliant! Go There!!!!!

We LOVED it. Stunning place - please see my TripAdvisor review. Best food on the trip. Great hospitality. Oozes atmosphere.

See wildlife elsewhere and go there to feel great.

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Expert Africa comments

The Trip Advisor review referred to here says: There are lots of other wonderful places in Namibia to see wildlife. While not really designed for game viewing, Erongo Wilderness Lodge is a stunning place to relax, breathe and enjoy fabulous hospitality in amazing surroundings. Each room is a hugely luxurious and beautiful tent - the best tent you will have ever seen! - on a platform, built into the side of a hill, with all the home comforts you could wish for. The en suite bathrooms are unique, partially open to the world but at the same time entirely discreet, and offering perhaps the world's best view from a shower or loo!! The restaurant provided the most sumptuous meals we had in our entire Namibian trip (breakfast was a complete joy) and the service was impeccable. They could not have done more to make us feel welcome. If you ever wanted to really "get away from it all" and still have wifi, Erongo is THE place to go. Our only mistake - we only booked for one night!!!!!!

The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Remote peaceful lodge well away from everywhere. Good for walks. Very friendly, good food.

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Family G from Toronto
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We really enjoyed Erongo Wilderness Lodge - the scenery, the walks, the guides, the dining room help, the privacy and remoteness.

The food was excellent and quite possibly the best of the several camps we visited in Namibia and Botswana.

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Mr & Mrs O from Chester
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Quirky. Fun.

Too isolated for our one night stay. We had to park away from our accommodation which was not convenient for packing up on our last night.

Very cold at night in a tented room without the "sides" covered. Yes we could have covered them ourselves but this was looked after elsewhere. Food served outside under the stars - fine but could not see our food at all!!

Added inconvenient mileage for our last night and still a long way to the airport. Particularly rough road. Would have been extremely difficult for people with less than average mobility. Should point this out.

However a very nice free guided walk to the top of the rocks for sundowners!

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Mr & Mrs E - Perth
Arrived on: 14-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A must stay place - 2 nights minimum

Heaven sent lodge. Everything was excellent and we were very glad to spend two nights.

The walks were really enjoyable and should be joined. A place to return to.

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