Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 224 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 224 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 K from Bury
Arrived on: 25-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Although we were only there for one night we managed to get a good feel for the place.

Its a good place for walking, guided or unguided.

The accommodation is in luxury tents which are comfortable but whilst we were there the rock dassies were incredibly noisy at night which we saw as part of the experience but which some people may see as a problem if you were hoping for a quiet nights sleep .

The young manager and manageress were very friendly and welcoming.

The food was excellent.

Overall we had a good time here.

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D & S on Honeymoon from London
Arrived on: 7-Mar-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We had a beautiful tented room here with a gorgeous view over the mountains.

Our only regret is that we only got to say one night, so weren't able to enjoy some of the activites on offer, but we did enjoy a sun-downer walk up to a look out point and a lovely sunset.

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Mr G & Mrs M - Portugal
Arrived on: 28-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unusual bathrooms at Erongo Wilderness Lodge

The accommodation is superb with large verandahs and quirky open air bathrooms built into the rock behind the tent/rooms.

You need to be fit here as the restaurant is a short but arduous walk from the rooms.

Excellent food and staff.

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Mr & Mrs N from Sweden
Arrived on: 22-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Good driving distance from Swakopmund. Nice management!

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 21-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Innovative lodge.

Pleasure spoilt by troublesome midges.

Limited lounge facilities.

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Mrs M - Helensborough
Arrived on: 7-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Solitude amongst the boulders.

We had a room at the end of one of the board walks so we had total privacy. Many of the rooms would have guests walking past their balconies. This was, undoubtebly, the least comfortable accommodation of our 17 day trip. We had stayed in a number of 'tents' beneath thatched roofs but never one so tatty and poorly furnished. The bathroom was a bit of solid structure,outside the tent so to gain access meant unzipping the tent and going out.

The weather rather reduced the potential to make the most of the visit as there are, obviously, plenty of opportunities for walking in the surrounding hills but take the brochure's advice - take a GPS. Advice :- Don't go here in the rainy season, it's not comfortable for walking.

The staff were very helpful and cheerful.

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Dr R & Mrs. C - France
Arrived on: 2-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Greast stay at Erongo

We loved the surroundings. We had a very good guide, who had an amazing knowledge of plants and wild life generally.

The accommodation food and sevice were very good. There was a lot to see around our tent. Some amazing lizards. Also some wild cats, who kept us awake at night but were nevertheless, a great delight.

We loved watching the rock dassies trying to steal food put out for the lovebirds outside the dining room area.

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Mrs S & Ms C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

They seem to have got the mix just right here,staff pleasant and well informed food good.

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Mrs F - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

good food ,good acivities,very nice staff

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Mr & Mrs P - Crowthorne
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Ideal as a last stop. The tents are quite small and we found the bathroom very dark and open to wildlife! It is nice to have tea and coffee in the tent. We enjoyed the sun-downer (and the kudu sausage) and the very early morning walk. The guides were once again very keen and helpful.

The pool and the area around it are ideal to relax in before tackling the journey home. A visit to Omaruru is an interesting experience.

It would be useful to have some sort of alarm system like in Kulala and Doro Nawas as the chalets are spread out. Emergencies do happen.

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Expert Africa comments

Roger, the manager of Erongo, came back to us about this feedback, commenting that he agrees that the lighting in the bathrooms is a little dark, as there is only one energy-saving bulb in the bathroom. As a result he intends to have a look at putting an extra light in the bathroom, possibly above the mirror, and hopes to incorporate this into their annual maintenance planned for January.

With regards emergencies, Roger tells us that one of their security guards is detailed to patrol around the tents at night – hence if any guest calls out, then the guard should hear them, and radio the managers for assistance. He put this system in some time ago and, to date, he tells us that it has worked well.