Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 224 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 224 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 J & Ms J - Devon
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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Drs from Brisbane, Queensland
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Paradise!

The scenery at Erongo is spectacular. We had amazing views from our room (no 10). The tent was warm and comfortable, and we loved the bathroom built into the rock at the rear. The guided walks were very enjoyable, and the guide was superb.

We would recommend this lodge to anyone who loves peace and quiet (except for birds, baboons and dassies!), beautiful scenery, walking, geology and interesting wildlife - but stay at least two nights. It is in a convenient location for slotting into self drive holidays, and it has so much to offer. You will not usually spot any "big game" at Erongo, but it is a wonderful place to find some of the smaller creatures such as rock agamas, baboons, klipspringer, dassies, porcupine and dik dik as well as a very wide variety of birds. It is peaceful and very picturesque. We were captivated by the variety of birds and animals visible from the restaurant.

The restaurant area was very pleasant and comfortable with a lovely fire, nice friendly atmosphere, great staff and wonderful food. The breakfasts are amazing and highly recommended - it is just as well that we had to move on after three days!

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Mr & Mrs H from Nottingham
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The accomodation was excellent as were the meals.

If you want the freedom of being able to walk out in the bush this is ideal. If you think you are going to see alot of game you will be disappointed. The birdwatching however was excellent. The guided walks were tailored to our requirements and we could also go off for walks by ourselves.

This made a good contrast to Etosha when you are confined to the car

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Mr G & Mrs S - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The last few hundred meters to the lodge were tricky and our Nissan X trail only just managed - to be fair, the lodge had a car park and would have collected us if we could not have managed the climb over a huge boulder.

Reception was friendly and food was good. The location is stunning.

There were guided walks available but after struggling with the climb to the sunset location, we concluded that these were more suited to younger folk.

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Mr D & Mrs Martina - Switzerland
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Staff was seemed rather unmotivated and uninterested.

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Mrs & Prof R - Southampton
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Superb; loved the scenery and the wildlife and this was one of the nicest places we stayed in Namibia. We went on one evening guided walk and a 4 hour morning walk, all included. Guides very knowledgeable and considerate in seeking out what we were interested in, and helping less one of us who had knee problems.

Also went on a N$440 evening drive which was rather steep, though we did see rock art, owlets and an aardwolf. Self-guided walks generally well-marked, but the markers did give out sometimes amongst the rocks and more are needed - take GPS or compass.

Good bird and mammal viewing from the restaurant, including an elephant shrew. Food excellent, but wine expensive. Cold at night, but duvets and hot water bottles meant that this was not a problem.

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

It was very very cold here in June! Too cold to use the shower built into the rocks. The tents really need heat in winter BUT this was a lovely place to stay. Murray and Robert were very welcoming. The guide, Heidi, was the best of our trip and so was the chef. The choice at breakfast was amazing - try the savoury or sweet pancakes -delicicious!
We were really glad we stayed here even tho' it was so cold.

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The Ramblers
Arrived on: 23-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The setting of this camp is lovely, as is the opportunity to walk directly from the site and see baboons, dassies, lovebirds etc, and the self-guided Eagle walk and the guided Sundowner walk & 6am walk were very enjoyable, and Gelasuis our guide was friendly and informative. The accommodation was the least comfortable of any on our trip - the tent flapped noisily all night in the chilly brisk wind, which also made the outside bathroom distinctly unwelcoming (unlike Hoodia there is no inside alternative). Maybe in summer the tents would be more appealing, but in early winter they spoilt an otherwise pleasant stay.

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Mr & Mrs W - fourth visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 19-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning setting with great staff

Tented room very comfortable with good facilities. Layout of the site was very good with stunning views.

Guided walks very informative, especially Johnny and Koulis. The visit to Paula's cave was stunning and very enjoyable, and the staff that also attended were very good company. Food and dining service was also excellent.

Nice to have emphasis on walking and you can do self guided walks, the one we did we were able to watch a pair of Dik Dik for quite some time.

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Nick & Bev
Arrived on: 8-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

This was our favourite place on the trip. Everything was first class from start to finish and we were looked after very well indeed, including a special birthday treat!

The tented bungalows are lovely and the views terrific.

All the staff were friendly and attentive and the food and wine excellent.

Bird feeding time at breakfast is spectacular, and being able to watch Small-spotted Genet and Porcupine over dinner is a real thrill!

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