Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 244 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 244 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. Z & Mrs. O - Netherlands
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Beautiful tents, with bathrooms build in the mountains surrounding the lodge. Very tasteful! Excellent staff, very friendly! Food was also great and the porcupines and lovebirds in the vicinity of the main building were also a nice attraction.

The guided morning walk through the Erongo Mountains was great as well. The guide was a pleasant guy and the views from the Erongo mountains and the klipspringers we saw, were very much appreciated.

However all places we have stayed were excellent in their own way, this was possibly the nicest place we have stayed during our trip to Namibia.

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Mr & Mrs S - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Because of Namibian Airways terminating our originally booked return flight to Gatwick we ended up only having one night here instead of the two we intended and one night was certainly not enough. We really liked the location and the rooms and food and service were all excellent.

Because of our shortage of time we weren't able to do any of the guided or self-guided walks which we would have liked to do and which were included in the cost of our stay. We would certainly recommend this Lodge to others especially if you enjoy self-guided walks and would suggest 3 nights would not be too long if it fitted one's schedule.

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Mr. & Mrs. W - Langley, Canada
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hiking at Erongo Wilderness Lodge

After extensive game viewing in Etosha Park, Erongo Wilderness Lodge offers a pleasant change of pace with a chance to go on guided or self hikes through some fascinating rock formations.

The multi course dinners were excellent, among the best we had in Africa.

The sundowner walk is not for those fearful of heights or those unable to do some uphill hiking. How much and when to tip guides was a bit confusing as we had more than one guide over the two days.

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Ms S & Mr L - Lancashire
Arrived on: 31-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A lovely location and not too far away from Windhoek for use as a first or a last stop.

We took advantage of a 'short' walk in the morning with a guide - short walk didn't really mean the amble we thought it was going to be; but never the less it was lovely. Our guide was so eager to impart lots of information on the local flora & fauna.

Again, as with most of the lodges, we would be more than happy to return. It's a lovely place to chill out before travelling home.

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Mr D & Mrs G - St Albans
Arrived on: 28-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

This was my favourite lodge on our 2 week trip. The tented rooms were lovely, very well equiped with mini-bar, kettle for tea etc. and their homemade mosquito repellent was excellent. The stone bathroom was huge.

The guides, and in fact all the staff, are what made it so special for us. We did walks with Kulis, Charlie and Charles and they were all so friendly, helpful, interesting and very knowledgable. They explain everything along the way about the trees, plants, geology, animal etc. and they were all really good fun to spend time with.

The food was also lovely, the serving staff were really lovely and friendly.

A wonderful place to stay, I would highly recommend it and was sad to leave.

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Miss. M and Mr. M - Co. Down
Arrived on: 19-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

we were sad we only had one night here as it is in a stunning setting!

the food was lovely and the service excellent!! you really are in the wilderness here and sleep was a bit hard to achieve with the baboons and other animals running about!

having a mini bar was an excellent change from doro nawas and kulala!

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Mrs J & Mr D - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 10-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The guides on the walks were very knowledgable.

The food was exceptional.

This resort really did tick all of the boxes, however if being separated from nature by canvass is too close for comfort this is not the place for you.

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Mr & Mrs. O from Jersey
Arrived on: 6-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Unfortunately we drew the short straw with regard to the accommodation being the only tent/lodge with no view.

Experienced problems with no hot water despite assurances that this would be resolved.

Sun downer drinks venue and food excellent though.

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Expert Africa comments

Roger Fussell, the owner of Erongo Wilderness Lodge, was sorry to hear that these travellers experience was not up to the normal high standards.

He said that these travellers were allocated the lowest room which has the least view. Erongo usually allocates this room last and often to guests staying only one night. They allocate the higher rooms, with more extensive views, to guests who stay for more than one night. These guests were staying only one night and the lodge was full with guests staying longer.

Roger acknowledged that they did experience a problem with the electricity on that row of tents on the morning of the 7th May when these travellers where attempting to shower prior to departing. A short circuit in one of the rooms caused the main circuit breaker to trip. This was not detected until it was pointed out by one of the other guests. The problem was resolved immediately after being detected; however this loss of power would have caused the geyser not to re-heat the water (as it is set on a timer). Once the timer is overridden the geyser usually only takes 20 minutes to heat the water.

Roger offered their sincere apology to these travellers for any inconvenience caused by the lack of hot water on their final morning.

Ms J x 2 from Birmingham
Arrived on: 6-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Wonderful! Definitely felt in the 'wilderness', surrounded by rocks, lots of birds and small animals. The tented accommodation was carefully sited so that you weren't aware of other tents and was very comfortable. In fact the layout of the Lodge was very well thought out.

The trip to Paula's Cave was outstanding - great guide and wonderful rock art.

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Mr & Ms G from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 6-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

This is a delightful Lodge in a lovely location. We were given a very warm welcome and the lodge and facilities were described to us. The individual tented chalets are widely spread and so very private and secluded - our luggage had miraculously been deliverd to our tent before we arrived.

The tented chalets were very comfortable with both electric and candle lighting and minibar (we ended up with one of the two honeymoon chalets with a big double bed and a private terrace with a cold water tub). Wonderful open air shower and we enjoyed going to sleep with bright moonlight flooding in to our tent as we couldn't bear to close the "curtains"!

Lots of smaller wildlife around to see. This lodge is somewhat unusual in that a lot of guided walks are included in the DBB rate which is great. Excellent guides and wonderful sundowner walk where we saw baboons clambering over the rocks. Good early morning nature walk too followed by a great breakfast with weaver birds flying through the restaurant and lovebirds queuing up to be photographed just outside the wide, floor length open windows.

Main lodge area very comfortable and lots of nice touches (sculptures, small swimming pool with seats and towels on hand etc). Dinner good, only interrupted by watching porcupines shuffling just outside the open windows.

We would definately return here with a minimum 2 night stay (unfortunately, we only had one). Also very convenient for Windhoek airport (3.5 h).

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