Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 247 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 247 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 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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Mr E & Mrs T with family - Denmark
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Best place we stayed. Loved everything.

The location is superb, the tents/huts are wonderful, food is great, staff is personal and so friendly and the walks very magnificent. One night is not enough for Erongo Wilderness Lodge (luckily we had booked two nights).

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Kiwis in London
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Once again a lovely place to stay with excellent staff on hand to make our stay special. Once again, extremely cold overnight, especially with the open floor boards!

The lighting on the paths to the tents could have been a bit better as some of the steps are quite uneven

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The Erongo Wilderness Lodge is just brilliant with extremely helpful staff and great activities.

Overall, the most professional place I stayed in in Namibia. A really special place with fantastic food and helpful, kind and knowledgeable staff.

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Probably the most enjoyable place we stayed, and not to be missed. Easily reached from the tarred road, and unique environment.
Very friendly, and beautiful setting. Very nice food.

The eagle walk (one and a half hours) was outstanding.

Couldn't ask for more.

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Mrs W - London
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Erongo was a wonderful place to spend our last two nights in Namibia. The tents are large with shaded and open terraces and the outdoor bathrooms added a wild touch to the accommodation. The central area is stunning - amazing views over the mountains and waterhole and the company of tens of rock dassies, lizards and lovebirds.

The managers (who were the relief managers) were enthusiastic, taking the time to speak to everyone over dinner, sharing their knowledge of the area and even giving us an ad hoc stargazing lesson.

Gelassius (sp?) took us on our sunrise and sunset guided walks and was a wonderful guide - we really appreciated his knowledge and humour. We also did one of the self guided walks at sunrise - well marked and with beautiful views.

Erongo served the best food we had in Namibia - fresh, plentiful and delicious.

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Mr M & Mrs S and Mr N & Miss P - Cambridge
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

In some respects. this was the highlight of the trip. The setting is unbelievable; and the views from our room were quite simply spectacular. (We argue about whether Erongo or Doro Nawas gave the best 'view from the bed'.)

We were very warmly welcomed with fruit juice and the couple who manage it couldn't have been more friendly and accomodating. They were happy for us to hang around for several hours after we had checked out

Although this was not the only tented accommodation, it gave the best feel of communing with nature - especially with the baboons barking not too far away.

We had a brilliant guide (Johnny) for our sundowner and early morning walks - very informative and very sensitive to our capabilities.

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Mr G & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 30-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The location is fantastic and the lodge very laid back.

A great place to relax for a couple of days, with great food, walks and staff

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