Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 224 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 224 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 M and Mr & Mrs G - Worthing
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Paradise! Spectacular setting, caring friendly staff, welcoming drinks, gratis afternoon teas +cake. Excellent food served by a very dear Waiter called Timo. This was our favourite Lodge on tour.

At Breakfast the birds are fed outside the open windows which is an excellent photo opportunity! In the evening a Porcupine and a Genet came for kitchen scraps. Very exciting!

So glad we stayed for 2 nights. Next time we will stay for more! We did some of our own bird-walks, but Johnny (ranger employed by the Lodge) was keen to show us other places in the early morning walks and afternoon if he is free. We felt tips were the norm after these walks, however no problem as we felt like giving them anyway!

There is always one catch in every paradise, here some of the rooms are quite a walk away (along an undulating boardwalk) from the dining room, which itself is up many steps. So remember everything you want first time.

The tented chalets are first rate (just renewed this year) very tastefully & fully equipped with fans but often the breeze is sufficient. There is a tea & coffee tray, fridges in rooms too with minibar. There are daybeds out of doors in each tented chalet and great views. The Rock Hyrax (dassies) make blood-curdling noises first and last thing...the shower room is built into the rocks, so you can see them from the shower.

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Ms B & Ms M - Washington DC
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

We spent the last night of our trip at Erongo Wilderness Lodge, and what a way to end things. The camp is beautiful, nestled as it is amongst the rocky hills, and the sundowner hike was a beautiful way to toast the end of our journey. The owners were present during our stay and could not have been more lovely. And it was an easy 4 hour drive to the airport, almost all on tarred roads. We would definitely recommend Erongo as alternative to ending the trip with a night in Windhoek.

One comment: The Lodge could use better sign-posting and maps for its self-guided walks. We missed the trailhead for our hike on the first attempt (although we had a lovely walk nonetheless).

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Mr & Mrs D - Chester
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

All the staff were helpful and it was some of the best food we had whilst in Namibia. Good toe Roger the owner standing in as a manager.

We went on one guided walk which we enjoyed and it was tailored to suit our ability. We attempted a walk on our own but the terrain was difficult and it was too hot.

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Ms. W and Dr. F from San Francisco
Arrived on: 10-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A hiker's paradise

This beautiful spot is a place for hikers. There are many marked trails, but most people seem to go only on the guided hikes.

Again, we found the staff delightful, and I started wondering if we were ever going to meet a crabby Namibian. The views from the rooms are stunning.

The Erongo Wilderness area is quite special.

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Mr S from West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 27-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness lodge was very relaxing

Although we had been to Namibia previously Erongo is a very easy and relaxed introduction to Namibia for any one new to the country and a good place to start our holiday after a day of travelling. It was just about driveable after arriving at Windhoek Airport in the early afternoon.

Accommodation and food were excellent and the presence of several local guests confirms its popularity with residents of Namibia.

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Mr M & Ms J - Lancashire
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good place to rest up

Lovely tents with great sunsets and the food was very good.

Guided walk was well worth doing but a little scary if you aren't good with heights.

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Mr & Mrs W - VIC Australia
Arrived on: 8-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Magnificent

Wonderfully peaceful and chalets positioned perfectly. Management excellent and very friendly and accommodating. Guides were excellent too and really cared about the environment

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Mr & Mrs H - East Sussex
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We enjoyed our last night at Erongo before returning to Windhoek.

The food was excellent with a good choice available. Of all the lodges visited, they were the most relaxed about meal times.
We had a very good walk the following morning with a knowledgable guide.

We wondered what the bathroom facilities would be like in inclement weather as the loo paper was apt to blow away!

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Mr W & Miss W - Rochdale
Arrived on: 14-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Amazing location

Lovely relaxing place.

Should have stayed 2 nights, rather than just the 1.

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Miss D and Mr B from London
Arrived on: 22-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The hiking here was brilliant, it's a fairy tale location.

The free guided walking tours were fantastic and made a real difference to our stay. These were tailored to what we wanted to see and the guide was an expert in so many things it made all the difference.

Amazing sunsets and spectacular views, made up for the rain.

Staff lovely and helpful. It was a great place to finish this amazing holiday.

A shame that when it rains receptions gets flooded so no internet or phone :)

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