Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 232 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 232 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 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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Mr & Mrs B from London
Arrived on: 19-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A wonderful place for walks, birds + scenery

We really enjoyed staying at this lodge.

Our chalet had a wonderful view over the rocky plain, and the outside bathroom had a canopy which meant we were as close as possible to nature but with shelter from the rain (which fell on both our evenings there). The relief managers on duty - Voibos and his wife, could not have been more helpful, and we enjoyed two fantastic walks with our guide Hal.

One the first walk, he very carefully guided us to the top of a very high kopjie for wonderful views of the area, and on the second, he managed to find us a klipspringer and 2 elephant shrews, plus innumerable bird species that we hadn't seen elsewhere. His knowledge of the local flora and fauna was excellent.

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Mr & Mrs C from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely finale to our holiday at Erongo

As with many of our other stops, Erongo Wilderness Lodge has been tastefully designed to blend in with an amazing landscape. The rooms are light, spacious and being tent based let a good amount of fresh air in if so desired. Bathroom once again was outside - excellent supply of hot water and the only audience are the abundant Dassies! Terraces are extensive and private with great views of the surrounding scenery. We had room 10, which despite being the furthest from the dining area had amazing views and a double bed (a rare find in Namibia where the 'Austrian Twin' seems to be the norm).

Food was excellent with a choice of two main dishes each evening, with dietary requirements thoughtfully met and a good choice of wine. Weather permitting, dinner is served outside around a braai, overlooking a small floodlit waterhole.

After our time in Etosha where we were largely vehicle based, it was great to be able to get out and explore on foot. We started with a short sharp Kopje climb for sundowners on our first evening and followed up with a longer climb of a larger Kopje before breakfast the next day - as ever the guides were friendly and knowledgable. We took the nature drive that afternoon but sadly were unable to do the walk up to the rock paintings owing to heavy rain making the rocks too slippery - a shame but one of the risks of visiting in the rainy season.

Breakfasts were the best of any of the camps - thoroughly enjoyed the pancakes. It was my wife's birthday during our stay and we were treated to sparkling wine and a home backed chocolate accompanied by a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday from the staff. A wonderful end to an amazing trip.

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