Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 254 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.
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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Nick and Kate - London and West Sussex
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

This is a nicely situated camp, with the rooms located high up in the rocks. The rooms themselves are nice and comfortable, but the mosquito nets do not draw shut and there are mosquitoes in the camp, and in your own open-air shower.

The food here is excellent, among the best we had, and the staff are really lovely, in the restaurant and the guides. The scenery is similar to Damaraland, beautiful but not a revelation if you've already been up north. There isn't a great deal to do here, to be honest - there is practically no game, and the drive in the park is badged (accurately) as more of a nature drive than a game drive. - but we did see dik dik (quite tame), and a klipspringer or two high up in the rocks. There is a nice cave to visit with interesting early paintings.

The early morning hill climb is quite strenuous but a nice way to work up an appetite for the fabulous breakfast on your return to camp at 9.30 am. There are large numbers of rosy-faced lovebirds just outside the dining area. Dinner is taken outside on the terrace, at separate tables, and is great fun. Retire afterwards to the enormous boma for drinks with your fellow guests. If you're flying out of windhoek in the later afternoon or evening, it should be possible to stay just one night here and fit in both evening and morning activities.

Overall, this is a really nice camp, one of the best, and it was so nice for once to find a management team who were present, took an interest in their guests, and helped manage your stay. This style of active management was absent from all other camps on our trip.

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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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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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