Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 241 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 241 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 C & family - Lancashire
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Erongo was the last lodge we visited - and one of the best. It has a unique setting amongst boulder-strewn landscape, and we were all fascinated by the activities of the many Rock Hyrax in and around the camp. The units are scattered along wooden walkways across the hillside, each with its own unique view.

Our teenagers room had the most 'integrated' bathroom we had seen, with large boulders incorporated in the design of the bathroom itself. Bathroom & toilet were again curtained off as in other camps, but it was good to see that the water from the shower served a dual purpose as drinking water for the Hyrax for whom water was at a premium!

The restaurant was small and intimate, and gave great views of wildlife in the evening such as porcupines and one one occasion, a small wild cat. Staff were friendly and helpful. We regretted only having been able to stay 1 night here - as 2 nights would give more opportunities to walk further afield with the guides. Would definitely go back again!

Just one point - beware of the bump on the road up - we had an X-Trail with good ground clearance - but easy to catch bottom of car!

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Mr R & sons - London
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Perched on a koppie with thatched shelters on separate outcrops. Rooms )2*single bed) were tents suspended below the thatched shelters, shower/toilet outside - close the tent to prevent unwanted flying guests.

Dinner was served at a set time (we arrived after dark - not recommended). Good choice of menu cooked by a professional chef served in the restaurant with windows (no glass) looking over more rocks - the porcupines walked by while we were eating.

The activity (a no-cost option) is a nature walk to the top of the hill behind the restaurant - start before sunrise - the flora and fauna were well explained and the view from the top over the scrub land below was stunning. Breakfast was served on our return - again a more than adequate choice of food.

There is a gift shop of local produce plus the obligatory tee-shirt, hat, etc. and a poll that we did not try.

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Mr & Mrs D - Worcester
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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One last sundowner

This place has a lot of character and an awful lot of rock dassies! We had a lovely welcome and got stuck in straightaway by doing the Eagle Walk over the granite dome behind the tented chalets, which took about an hour, and then joining up with other guests for the sundowner walk up a smaller rocky pile. The rooms were fine, though the tents are starting to look a little frayed round the edges. The food and service in the evening were both excellent.

A shame we had to leave early the next day as this is one place which would certainly repay a longer stay.

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Family P - Cirencester
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A stunning location with rooms along walkways in the mountain.

The rooms are simple but nicely styled and you will walk up and down a lot - but the bar/restaurant area has good views and the food was delicious. Do take a guided walk- or two and climb the rocks at sunset.

We were made very welcome and would have liked an extra night here.

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Ms E & Mr T & Ms C - New York
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Koolus was terrific; he led us on a wonderful early morning hike.

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Mr & Mrs B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Excellent hospitality and we were given accommodation with a great view, having met the managers at a previous camp.

Bedding will need an upgrade soon. Good guided walks.

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Mr D & Madame J - France
Arrived on: 29-May-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

In Erongo, we loved watching the birds in the morning and, at night the porcupines and antilopes at the water hole, from the terrace of the lodge.

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 25-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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wonderful views

This was a very unique place to stay. The accomodation was lovely and despite the long trek up the steps, made up for by the views. The partially open-air bathroom and toilet were amusing! Although small and the water very very cold, the pool was a welcome relief from the heat; although it may have been better to have had loungers rather than canvas deckchairs which were both uncomfortable and mouldy from having been wet.

The staff here were especially lovely - hot water bottles were put in our beds at night!. Interim Managers were present during our 2 day stay; but they were very accomodating and rung the airport for us to confirm flights times for our return.

We did a sundowner drive with the guide David to Paula's cave which was lovely and made a very special end to our month long trip. We saw porcupines here and the most amazing selection of birds. Sadly, no sightings of animals at the floodlit waterhole although we did see tha black mongoose which was very special.

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Mr & Mrs R - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 24-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Wonderful location in the Erongo mountains, when you arrive you have to leave you vehicle approx. half a mile from the main lodge in the car park as the track up is very steep and can only be reached by 4x4 with an experienced driver. Collected by a driver within a few minutes of arrival.

Chalets set halfway up the mountain on stilts with wonderful views over the valley. Restaurant set on opposite hill with area outside main windows where food is put to attract Genet and Porcupine in the evenings and a wonderful array of birds during the day. Food was excellent and included in the price are guided walks.

We did two- evening sundowner and 3 hour morning walk with a 6am start, both were excellent and the guides - Johnnie and Heidi were knowledgeable about the fauna and flora. Also went on optional game drive to Paula's Cave which has a number of ancient bushman paintings which was most enjoyable.

This lodge would not be suitable for any that find walking over rough and steep terrain difficult.

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Mr and Mrs W - Milton Keynes
Arrived on: 13-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Relaxed and friendly comfortable. Management changed whilst we were there so ? the future.

They the newies were charming. Hope the wooden section of the pathway to the restaurant has been sorted as it was a potential hazard in wet weather.

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