Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 250 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 250 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.
Ms. V family trip - Namibia holiday
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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.

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Mr J & Ms D - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

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

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Mr & Mrs T - Bristol
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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.

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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!

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Mr and Mrs L from Paris
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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!

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Mr G & Ms L - from Edinburugh to Namibia
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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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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