Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 243 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 243 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 & Mrs H Ulverston
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness lodge - a tent with a view

We were worried that perhaps our final stay in Namibia should have been Okonjima, which was going to be such a hard act to follow, but no - what a delight. Erongo provided yet another fantastic location with yet another type of scenery that Namibia continued to surprise and delight us with. Our tent was lovely, very comfortable, and with a stunning view.

We enjoyed the pleasant little sundowner walk and the following morning thoroughly enjoyed being able to get up early and do all 3 of the walking circuits from the lodge independently. The sundowner drive including the trip to the cave paintings was excellent and we finally saw our remaining antelope, the klipspringer. A fitting end to an excellent holiday.

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Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo wilderness lodge, life on the rocks!

Such a fabulous setting it is always a pleasure to return, the tents are great , the food delicious and hospitality good.it is an easy and relaxed place to stay, the staff and guides are very informative.

Would have been nice if there had been an alternate morning walk available on our second day,for one not so able to scale the rocks though!

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Mr D & Mrs S - Hampshire
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Enjoyed our stay here very much, interesting environment ,good walks ,good guiding an excellant food.

Could easily have spent 3 nights here. Very cold at night but good warm duvets.

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Mr C & Mrs H - Lincoln
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Incredible place

Wow. One isn't quite sure what to expect as you pull up at the bottom of the hill to be met and transported up to the lodge but what an incredible place awaits you. the lodge manager gives you a personal welcome and talks you through the set up and other activities.

The rooms are simply incredible. Huge tented chalets with excellent appointments, big balconies and even a day bed outside. The view from each chalet is wonderful.

Meals are taken in the main building, from which the view is also amazing. We dined outside with a view across to a floodlit waterhole and had a superb meal accompanied by first class wine and service to match. It was a shame we only stayed here one night.

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Mr & Mrs P from Maidstone
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Main differentiator here is the early morning walks (with Kules) to see mainly birds and also wildlife eg locusts, mongoose, dassies but no game.

Restaurant service here was excellent.

Not the best place to stay if you have trouble climbing up and down steps and slopes to your room and to the restaurant.

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Mr & Mrs R - Surrey
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo was as spectacular as we had hoped

We had a lovely welcome and all the staff and guides were excellent, friendly and helpful. The room was fantastic with a view of the mountains, all the activities and walks were well organised and very interesting.

Highlights were the sun downer walk and the visit to the cave paintings. All the food was of a very high standard and eating dinner out under the stars by the fire pit was memorable.

Overall a wonderful experience.

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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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The B family - Glasgow
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Both the camp and surrounding scenery at Erongo are jaw dropping beautiful. All aspects of the camp are well thought out and the family room that we stayed in was enormous with a outdoor sitting area overlooking the mountains.

Walking in the surrounding area is well worthwhile whether with the guides or by yourself. Although the walks are short by combining them and walking or running them at different times of the day you can easily spend a few days here without leaving the camp. Many people that we met here were staying in Erongo for their last night in Namibia but personally the driving time to the airport is significant and it might be worth staying in or near Windhoek for the last night

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