Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 250 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 250 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 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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The B family - Glasgow
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Both the camp and surrounding scenery at Erongo are jaw dropping beautiful. All aspects of the camp are well thought out and the family room that we stayed in was enormous with a outdoor sitting area overlooking the mountains.

Walking in the surrounding area is well worthwhile whether with the guides or by yourself. Although the walks are short by combining them and walking or running them at different times of the day you can easily spend a few days here without leaving the camp. Many people that we met here were staying in Erongo for their last night in Namibia but personally the driving time to the airport is significant and it might be worth staying in or near Windhoek for the last night

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Mrs C and Mr R from Bristol
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We spent 2 nights here. We chose to stay here as it was a convenient stop between the coast and Etosha rather than because it was somewhere we specifically wanted to visit. It turned out to be a great choice.

The scenery was very different to other areas we visited and we enjoyed the camp location on the side of a hill with great views. We did the sundown walk and an afternoon nature drive the following day both of which we enjoyed. Petrus and Koolas (?) were interesting and knowledgeable guides.. The rest of the staff were also very good, particularly Santos, with his knowledge of astronomy.

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Mrs & Mr - J - Colorado
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Spectacular location

What a great camp! Spectacular setting for both rooms and lodge.

Excellent guides that were very knowledgeable and excited to show us the area. Very, very good food

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Mr and Mrs C - East Sussex
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge is super

Great place, great people, stunning scenery - loved it. Probably the most luxurious 'tent' of the holiday in an amazing location.

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