Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 243 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 243 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.
The Aardwolves from Middlesex
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We wish we had stayed 2 nights here - nothing can prepare you for the peace the outlook staff and location.

We loved the "tents" with the Dassi looking in.

Excellent guided walk and the staff were so friendly.

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The Suricate family from Hale in Cheshire
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Delightful "tents" and public spaces, the whole in a wonderful location but a fair amount of suppleness and energy needed just to get around the lodge!

The "easy" sundowner scramble stretched our older members to their limit, - tho' a G & T sitting in the " throne" made it more than worthwhile!

The guides were informed, patient and helpful and the overall operation thoroughly professional and friendly. We very much enjoyed our last overnight stay.

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The Dassies from Cumbria
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Erongo Wilderness Camp was a welcome rest from the hectic pace of the other lodges. The owners gave us a warm welcome ,were very helpful and chatted to us before our evening meal.

Our tent was located on a platform above rocks which accommodated a family of rock dassies which we spent many hours watching and photographing. They were equally curious about us and kept peering out from the rocks at us. We also watched a variety of birds from the restaurant drinking from nearby rock pools.

We enjoyed the evening nature drive, the highlight of which was a walk up to a cave to see rock paintings.

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Sitatunga family from Sterling - Scotland
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

In many ways the highlight of our visit - surprise, surprise run jointly with Olive Grove in Windhoek.

This is a beautiful camp with a stylish and unique dining room serving excellent food and wine. There are 'real' tents here and were a bit cold the first night, but water bottles and blankets were on hand. We went on two excellent guided walks amongst the granite hills, and the nature drive - no wild game - took us to impressive examples of early rock paintings in a striking setting. The guides were interesting to talk to and seemed knowledgeble.

A great place to end our journey.

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Keen walkers from Therfield
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A perfect place. Wish we had stayed longer. Fabulous walking country

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Mr U & Mr G Germany
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We stayed here for a couple of nights before heading back to the UK from Windhoek. Erongo offers some pleasant walks and is popular with birders for some rare species like Harlaub's francolin. The viewing deck next to the dining room also offers a chance to see some bird species in the nearby trees. On the nature drive, do not miss out on the nearby rock paintings! Back at the lodge, the food and wine selection are very good. Internet is available against a fee at reception. If the weather is not too hot, visit the Omaruru chocolate factory for a tasting - the ones filled with liquor are particularly recommended.

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Dune-larks from Northallerton
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Hard to follow Okonjima but we really appreciated a gentle wind-down at the end of our trip with lots of walks we could do ourselves. Another stunning setting amongst bouldery hills speckled with baboons.

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The Caracal party from London
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful camp among the hills of Erongo

Wilderness lodge Erongo is absolutely lovely with great food.

It gives a real opportunity to walk rather than sit in a vehicle and we had a terrific guide (Classi) who talk four of us out walking and bird spotting.

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Goshawks from Merseyside
Arrived on: 24-May-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A delightful place for our first night and we wished we had a second night.

The immediate environment was fascinating and we enjoyed the individualist craftsmanship and care that had gone into the making of the Lodge and its environment.

Our hosts looked after us well with personal attention. Timings of meals were flexible which suited us.

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Mr. D - Sword
Arrived on: 20-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Up close with the rock dassies!

This place is superb. No two words about it, we were thrilled with this place. The scenery is wonderful and very different and yet again, this is a lodge that is remarkably well integrated into the landscape. The staff are very friendly and chatty, and nature is everywhere you look. We saw so many birds and animals, especially of the smaller variety - lizards, dassie rats, and of course the rock dassies, which were everywhere. We also saw baboons in the area, as well as a dik-dik, which is a truly tiny species of deer. The birds are plentiful and colourful, and bathe within a few metres of the dining room window (which isn't really a window because it's open).

We would like to mention Bonnie in particular, a guide with a ready smile and good sense of humour. He was very obliging and guided us on two walks, the sundowner and the longer eagle walk. He also kindly showed us some of the sights in Omaruru. The food here was very good, especially the breakfast.

Our room/tent was super, well furnished and very comfortable. We were very impressed with the outdoor bathroom and huge stone shower. We did one self-guided walk here. Tip: don't be caught out by nightfall! We were here and darkness (and disorientation) come pretty quickly. All in all, we couldn't fault this place and it was certainly one of the top places we stayed during our honeymoon.

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