Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 233 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 233 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.
Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Peaceful and a beautiful location.

Of all the place we stayed at in Namibia, this has the best views, especially if you take some of the beautiful walks.

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Family B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Simply excellent

What a breath of fresh air after Ongava. I now see why they do not allow two wheel drive cars up the entry road, which was easy with 4wd. Everyone was really friendly without looking as though they were waiting for a tip. The rest of the family went on a self guided walk up one of the hills following the map provided. We went on a sundowner walk, and a morning walk which the guide tailored to ensure that we got back in time to have breakfast and get away for the airport. On the morning walk, we saw Klipspringer and damara Dik Dik, and a black mongoose at breakfast. The guides were excellent. The food was excellent and the waiter did a great job. The rooms are well thought out and the location was simply stunning. We all thought it was wonderful and could not find anything to criticise. Our only regret was that we only stayed for one night and I think that Expert Africa should strongly suggest staying for two, but not more. It was a wonderful place to spend our last night and we would certainly want to go there again if we return to Namibia.

It was suggested by Expert Africa that we drove on tarred road back to Windhoek via Karibib, but at the manager's suggestion, we used the C36 to Wilhemstal which saves 34 km. This road is a wide gravel road in very good condition, with much of it recently graded. The journey back to the airport took three and a half hours because of slow vehicles into and out of Windhoek. I suspect it might be nearly as fast, and more fun, to take the back roads avoiding Windhoek.

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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Wonderful setting with comfortable tented rooms scattered amongst the rocks. Lovely veranda with excellent views including a beautiful sunrise.

Very welcoming and relaxed with very good food. In our brief stay we followed a marked trail, again with fantastic views, and went on a guided sundowner stroll with gin and tonic. Everyone at the lodge was very friendly and everything worked very well.

Easy access but felt very remote. We'd go for two nights next time

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Ms J & Mr S - California, USA
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The weather was very hot when we were at Erongo Wilderness Lodge. After the morning walk (starting at 6:30 or 7:00 AM) and breakfast there was nothing to do until the temperature started cooling off around 5:00 p.m. We either read books in our hot tent or sat in the dining room during the day. Also there were lots of mosquitoes. The tents did not keep out the mosquitoes due to velcro closures that didn't close properly.

We did enjoy the lovebirds that gathered in the trees near the dining room every morning around 7:00 a.m.

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Ms H, Mr B & Ms B from Norway
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Good place to stop between Swakop and Ethosha. We enjoyed a private pool behind our tent in the afternoon as we wtached the sunset.

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Mr & Mrs H - Middlesex
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Wonderful location, interesting 'chalets' which were clean and comfortable as luxury tented accommodation.

When we stayed, it was a bit windy. We had hot water bottles but inevitably there were a lot of draughts and flapping canvas! Excellent food, great guide for evening and morning walk (Heidi), plus waiter in restaurant was effecient, very cheerul and a wonderful source of information and stories.

Management were helpful and attentive although they seemed quite new and in process of developing their own systems and hotel culture.

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Dr O & Dr J - Hungary
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Erongo is beautiful, the people, the lodge, the nature arround. Next day we climbed two of the sorrunding mountains accompanied by a very kind guide.

Even the travel was long on the gravel road, night was very cold in the tent and open bathroom, I felt sorry to leave.

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Ms S and family - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Great place to spend last night in Namibia. Atmospheric camp against a scenic rocky outcrop. Helpful and friendly staff, lovely sundowner and wish we could have had an extra night or two!

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Ms N & Mr S - Bristol
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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To short a stay!

As we were driving up the gravel road to Erongo we got the impression we were going to like this place. We, in fact, loved it. As keen nature watchers it was perfectly located. Just sitting on the balcony and waiting for the wildlife to come to you was brilliant and the rooms/tents were set up far enough apart that it felt like you were the only one there. We also went on a sundowner drive to see the rock paintings and a sunrise walk to see the camp from the top of the nearest hill (or mountain as they call it). Our guide Johny was excellent and very knowledgable about all the flora and fauna.

We really wanted to stay another day and go on some of the other walks on offer, and just sit on our balcony.

The rooms are tents with a thatched roof over the top, with open bathrooms which were very bracing in the winter morning cold. The hot water bottles were much appreciated as it was rather cold at night.

The food was great, with some choice included in the fixed menu. It was fun watching the porcupines and genet wandering around outside the restaurant while you ate.

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Mr J & Ms J - Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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So good to return to Erongo

It was good to return to Erongo, which we visited 4 years ago. Some of the staff were still there and remembered us. The bird viewing from the restaurant deck is fantastic and a relaxing place to spent a couple of days. The walks were excellent and the guides all very knowledgeable. Very friendly staff and always keen to help in any way. The tents are a bit jaded, but we understand they will soon be refurbished.

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