Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 244 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 244 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 R - Hereford
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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End of a great holiday.

The granite outcrops in this area create a most unusual landscape with the tents scattered amongst the boulders. The tents have recently been replaced and are not as attractive as the previous ones.but adequately appointed.

Because of the position amongst the rocks it was quite a climb to and from tent and restaurant.

The amount of game to be seen was very limited apart from Damara dik dik and Klipspringer, however the geology and flora were of interest.

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Dr D & Dr B - Suffolk
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo is a very good, well run camp

The Erongo Wilderness Camp is in a splendidly isolated situation. The accomodation is very good, we had chalet no. 10 with a great view back over the plain. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a pleasant, guided early morning walk and spent the afternoon following the well marked trails around the area of the camp. We can recommend the "Eagle" path as this gives good views of the surrounding area. The bird watching was good, only a few animals but we will definitely visit this camp again

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Mrs A & Friends - Whitton
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Brilliant stay at Erongo

A great experience. Tented lodges were excellent with large outside sitting area. Excellent bathroom in spite of the warning about Zebra snakes being able to climb in but has not occured yet but have to warn guests.

Good evening drive to Paula's cave to see rock paintings and have sundowners. Sundowner walk available. Excellent dinner on return. Morning walk included, excellent guide and good breakfast on return.

No great rush for one to leave rooms and the whole experience was one to be repeated if we get the chance and staying longer.

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Prof & Mrs H from Bristol
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Beautiful location and a lovely camp. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Food excellent.

We did not take advantage of the free guided walks here but went on a nature/scenic drive (game is fairly sparse here but they don't pretend otherwise and the scenery makes up for it).

This and Mushara were both close seconds to Hoodia and we'd certainly stay here again.

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Dr G & Dr E - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Good stop over instead of Windhoek - not sure what you'd do for longer stays though

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Mr. & Mrs. Bourne farm
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Return to Erongo

New managers (2 weeks in role) greeted us warmly and we were able to select our own tented room as only one other couple staying that night. Much improved since last visit 5 years ago as tents no longer thatched but made of canvas with much larger decking area to admire stunning views. Proper lockable doors ensured security.

Enjoyed walk with knowledgeable guide to view sunset and saw baboon troop, cliffspringer and the ubiquitous hyrax. Given bottle of champagne to celebrate our wedding anniversary and enjoyed a delicious dinner outside near the lit boma. Good attention to detail - partially unlit walkway due to temporary shortage of bulbs was rectified by staff for return trip after dinner. All staff cheerful and helpful.

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Mr & Mrs B from Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Beauty of Erongo

The information provided by Expert Africa did a superb job of preparing us for this Lodge.

It was a comfortable drive from the airport and the welcome was both warm and informative. The lodge manager was away but the relief managers Kubus and his wife Martha were excellent and could not do enough to make us comfortable, especially in helping me get medical help when I needed it.

Some of the tents, including the one allocated to us have been upgraded and there were some problems such as the door blowing open in high wind due to a poor fit. The problems will be sorted out very soon. The location is stunning and the guides Johnny and Culis did an excllent job in helping us get the most from our stay. Food was of a high standard and eating out under the stars a delight. Timo and Baliria in the resturant were attentive and friendly.

The nature drive is just that, but this understates the beauty of the area and the photographic opportunities it presents. We could easily have spent more time here and would return without hesitation.

All tents have good views but No 10 is the one to go for!

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Mr & Mrs S - Worcester Park
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Having stayed here on our honeymoon three years ago, we knew what it would be like. They have upgraded the rooms so they are really spacious but I think it loses a little of the romance that the old style rooms had.

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Mrs F and family - London
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very chilly Erongo!

A stunning location.

The staff were welcoming, although it would have been helpful to have been told the cost of the evening drive when we hurriedly agreed to go on it. The drive, with a walk to see 'Paula's Cave (?)' was excellent, the guide Coolas informative and entertaining. It was a freezing cold night, so a log fire at dinner in the main lodge was most welcome.

The tents were very cold though, in spite of the hot water bottles supplied. We slept in our clothes and used all the extra blankets etc! I wish we'd heeded the advice to take gloves....After a chilly start the next morning, we had a great walk with the guide Johnny. Again, interesting and fun. We left by 10am but it was a very memorable stay.

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Honeymooners from Brussels
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

This is more like a "Good+".

Again, this place was excellent for a one-day + one-night stop on our way between Etosha and Swakopmund. The setting is very beautifull with the tents set up amongst the huge boulders. Food was good and the morning walk is just great (thanks in great measure to the guide). There is no big game to see here (we saw mainly dik-diks and other small antelopes), but there's some interesting cave paintings and the possibility to stretch your legs and walk around for a couple of hours, all while listening to very fun guides who are very knowledgeable about the geology, flora, and fauna of the area, makes this place worth your while.

It was just right for one night to make the transition from fully-fledged safari mode in Etosha to Swakopmund. And I guess it'd be just as good when travelling in the other direction. Talk to the camp manager about the night sky and, if lucky, prepare yourself for a great description of the stars and constellations above you, together with full mythological references and the aid of a very powerfull laser pointer! Talk to everyone; they have plenty of great stories to share, and this made us enjoy our stay here even more so.

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