Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 243 travellers
Excellent
197
Good
42
Average
4
Poor
0
Terrible
0
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.
Mr L & Mrs H - Namibia in September
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Best place we stayed.

Absolutely outstanding in terms of hospitality, design, stunning mountain location. Unbelievable room with breathtaking outlook.

Guide for morning walk very knowledgeable and friendly.

Great birdwatching. Good dassies.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr N & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Worth more time than we had there

Unfortunately (thanks to a flight delay), we had only one night at Erongo rather than the two we had planned. This was a shame as it is certainly worth more than one night. This is a very comfortable and well-run camp in an interesting location, with a good birding proposition (there was a large party of American birders staying there while we were there), as well as a scattering of mammal species.

Our guide, Johnny, with whom we did a couple of walks, was very up on his birds and assisted us in finding and indentifying several endemics. It is also very conveniently placed between other popular destinations, with good road access.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr and Mrs S from London
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Unbelievable.

I want to lie and say this place was awful, mainly because I want to keep it to myself. Even on my honeymoon, I cannot say I stayed anywhere near as amazing as this place. I also think we got the best hut from what we could see (no. 10). The staff were fantastic, without hassling. The afternoon tea and breakfast was superb quality.

The room was luxurious with fantastic views and we had chairs, tables and even a mattress all the way around our balcony in order to get a 360 view of our surroundings depending on the sun. We did all the recommended hikes, some alone, some with a guide. All beautiful, but not really challenging. Dinner was great quality. I just did not want to leave. The bathroom in the room is located outside and makes it all the more special.

There were so many things the staff surprised us with, but I'm not going to spoil it for everyone else by revealing what it was. Do stay here and spend the bit of extra money. It is worth it over and over again. Also, do the sundowner walk and make use of all they have to offer. Namibia at its best.

Read more about the whole safari
Ms. V family trip - Namibia holiday
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Heavenly time at Erongo

Because of the recent fire at Erongo, all the other tourists had (foolishly) cancelled. This meant we had the remarkable good luck to have the whole of Erongo to ourselves. This was an amazing place and a fabulous experience.

The fire had not had any negative impact on the facilities and had been dealt with very well. The place is stunning, incredible scenery, lovely walks, great guide (Johnny) and beautiful tented accommodation.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr J & Ms D - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Didn't stay here because of the fire. A pity as it did look good.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr & Mrs T - Bristol
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We were given a very warm welcome by the managers Rosella and Volte. We were the only people at Erongo on the night we stayed so were upgraded to the honeymoon suite!

We wished we had booked 2 nights here because the location was stunning and service excellent. We enjoyed a guided sundowner walk up a kopje near the lodge and also a guided sunrise walk with Simon who was an excellent and knowledgable guide.

Read more about the whole safari
The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Beautiful setting in rocky mountains , with tents set to overlook views/ sunset etc and lovely views from dining area. Lots of comfortable places to sit and we were treated to the "honeymoon suite" which had wonderful views, extra seating area outside, outside shower.

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff: our guide was Koolis who told us a lot about Namibian culture and traditional uses of the plants which was fascinating and taught us some Damara.

Several interesting walks: I think game drive available but we did not bother.

All the staff very friendly and enthusiastic - waiters pointing out interesting birds at breakfast. Food excellent and plentiful!

Read more about the whole safari
Mr and Mrs L from Paris
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Lodge with luxury tents, very similar in style and setting to other lodges like Kipwe and Mowani.
Excellent food.

Ideal for 2 nights on a trip between Windhoek and Etosha national park.
Make sure you do the morning walk and the nature drive with the sun downer.
Knowledgeable local guides who can tell you all about plants, birds and animals.
Beautiful views from the rocks. Great location for birders.

Galecious was a our knowledgeable morning and a sundowner guide. Ask him anything; he loves to answer curiosity questions, which is how we found about the toothbrush made from a small tree branch. It all began with why some bark had been freshly scraped by the kudo's horn....He is a superb bird guide!

Read more about the whole safari
Mr G & Ms L - from Edinburugh to Namibia
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

This was the best place we stayed in Namibia and we could happily have stayed for a few weeks! We were put in the 'honeymoon' chalet (? number 6). Each chalet has a lovely room plus semi-outdoor bathroom, plus we noticed there was an outdoor bath and bed for the summer! The chalets were very well spaced and felt extremely private. Ours had a lovely outdoor terrace and views in all directions - beautiful sunset and amazing star-gazing opportunities.

The staff were all extremely welcoming and attentive. The food was absolutely excellent. What a wonderful location, the birdlife was fabulous and we saw several animals from the main dining area, including a porcupine only a few yards away while we sat eating our dinner. The main dining area was lovely - with a big central fireplace and open windows. Good swimming pool and sun-deck area.

We went on a guided walk which was very good, and also for a sundowner on the kopje opposite.

An incredible end to a wonderful honeymoon in Namibia.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr & Mrs M and Mr & Mrs G - Worthing
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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.

Read more about the whole safari