Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 247 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 and Mrs W from Lanarkshire
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Great place.

A unique setting and the tents and main buildings etc use the setting very well. Knowledgable guides and the emphasis on walks was just right for the location. All the staff wanted to share the place, the environment and any interesting happenings with guests and so would point out animals at the waterhole, talk about the stars, make comment about history or answer any other question with a proper conversation.

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Mr D & Dr M - a week in Namibia
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great walking base, lovely staff

We chose Erongo for the hiking opportunities. These were very good - excellent guides and scenery. After early morning hikes we enjoyed lazing around the large comfortable lounge area. Food was very good and they were very accommodating for vegetarians (looking up recipes on the internet to discuss with us!).

Management were fantastic and lovely people . Their staff were truly delightful and the atmosphere was very special because of that .

Easy access for self drive - fast quiet tarmac from Windhoek then 10 k gravel road (leave your car at entrance if you have a 2 wheel drive and let them drive you up to the lodge). Onoruru pleasant town a short trip away.

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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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Mr & Mrs M - Midlothian
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely - but you need to be fit!

This was the perfect place to spend our last 2 nights in Namibia. After the excitement on Etosha and Okonjima, it was lovely to relax and enjoy this special place in amazing surroundings among the boulders. You need to have fitness here! Our fantastic tented room was set up the hillside, very private, spacious and well equipped. Lovely terrace.

The bar/dining area is up another set of steps and has lovely views of the spectacular scenery. Dinner was under stars on a terrace both nights and although it looked pretty with little lamps, it was too dark. And it limited conversation with other tables because you just couldn't see them! That's my only criticism really, better lighting over dinner outside.

The food was very good, a choice of options for the vegetarian and the chef even willing to cook something that G would like. Their breakfast stuffed pancakes were amazing.

We did the sundowner walk up the hill and a 40 minute walk was rewarded with the most amazing views and a cold beer and snacks carried by the guide.

Next morning we did the 3 hour morning trek, saw the sunrise, watched baboons, explored the massive boulder landscape and just before heading back for breakfast our guide brought out juice & snacks - an unexpected nice touch. Later that same day we did the sundowner drive which included a walk up to a cave with paintings - worth it but not for those scared of steep rock faces!

Really enjoyed our time here - wonderful food & service and the only other comment I would make is that you do need to have a good level of fitness and a sense of adventure as everything is on rock faces or hills.

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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 G B & Ms F S - Colchester
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Possibly our favourite! Absolutely stunning location, amazing bungalows and main building, friendly staff, good food.

I would have sacrificed one night in Etosha to allow an extra night here.

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