Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge
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When can we go back to Erongo?
This lodge was probably our favourite. We were driving in a four wheel drive so were able to take our car up to the lodge over the rocks which was fun in itself. Those in regular sedans were picked up at the gate and driven up.
What an entrance! High rocks either side and tents hidden amongst the boulders each totally private with their own vista on this wonderful environment. The swimming pool in the rocks overlooked by the sitting area before one climbs further up to the dining room and bar were all beautifully done. We had a lovely meal in the evening, interrupted by porcupines and genets paying visits for scraps.
In the morning we were up very early to take a guided walk which we really enjoyed and ended with us seeing the rare dik dik drinking from a waterhole. Breakfast was again excellent, this time interrupted by rosy-cheeked love birds sitting in pairs on the tree just outside that were just asking to have their photos taken!! Why did we have to leave? We must stay longer next time. Excelllent hospitality from Brian and Adele.
The accommodation was set in the hillside and provided privacy and good veiws. Not suitable for those who find steps difficult. The managers, Adele and Brian, were great people, who did as much as they could to make your stay enjoyable.
Brian regulary fed the birds in the morning and the porcupines at night which could then be watched whilst you ate your own meals in the restaurant. The area was good for walking and had some great sunsets which set the mountains aglow.
I would like to come back after the rains to see how the landscape changes. Loved it here.
A night under canvas
A totally different setting from Okonjima but very special in its own way. Set against the backdrop of the Erongo Mountains there are 10 luxury tented chalets linked by wooden walkways. The tents are thatched and have a small verandah, kettle and fridge. The shower room/WC are built into the rocks and open to the elements in part but privacy is maintained.
The dining room is reached up natural stone steps, passed the small swimming pool,and gives wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. We had a delicous dinner of potato and leek soup, salad, oryx and panatone and at breakfast next morning watched the local (love)birds swooping on breadcrumbs.
As this was our last night we were content to relax and didn't go on any excursions except for a sundowner walk to the top of a mountain in the company of a Belgian honeymoon couple.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
Again a lovely, original place to stay with a good atmosphere.
The guided walk was a great success and we were only sorry that we didn't have time to experience more.
Amazing setting, accomodation,welcome, &food
Such a beautifu lodge.
The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly.
The food was the best of our trip.
Pleasant and relaxing mountain accommodation
The tented accommodation was very unusual, but every attention made to make our visit relaxing and memorable.
The restaurant, service, and food were well above expectations.
Alas only one night stop-over.
Lovely setting and people
Beautiful setting, amazing view from our balcony
Really good food and friendly staff and owners
2 good walks included in the cost.
A lovely camp nestled into the rocks
What a shame we did not have time for a 2 night stay here. The camp is great and the managers and staff were very friendly.
We joined in both the sunset and sunrise walks and the guides were very good with fascinating and beautiful scenery.
We thought the food was the best we had in Namibia, although competing with The Tug!
Lovely place to end our holiday at
Superb setting and accommodation. In fact, probably as good as Mowani overall as it didn't quite have the air of exclusivity that Mowani did. One night here was not enough!
Brilliant view from the tent.
Restaurant had a really nice feel to it, and again good views from it. Also plenty of birdlife to be observed from here.
Did evening and morning guided walks up onto the mountains which again provided really good views and well worth the climbs (not really that strenuous anyway). The quides were also really friendly and informative.
Interesting and loads of character!
Food was excellant with a good wine list. unusual habitat and location. Afternoon game drive combined with visit to rock paintings and 'sun downer' was interesting.
Small waterhole with comfortable viewing platform to see birds and small mammals.
A good location within striking distance of Windhoek (2 1/2 hrs drive) for those that want to get on the road straight away en route to the north.