Frans Indongo Lodge

Reviews of Frans Indongo Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 52 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 52 of our travellers who have visited Frans Indongo Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr D & Mrs G - St Albans
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

This was the friendliest lodge - all the staff were incredibly friendly. There weren't many activities, but it was a lovely place to relax, it had a very homely and relaxing feel to it. The rooms were lovely, with fridge, kettle etc. and bath & shower.

The food was lovely and wonderfully presented.

The staff were wonderfully chatty and friendly and very easy to get along with and gave the place a wonderful feel. Mr Indongo picked his staff well!

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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

Very pleasant lodge set not far from the main road, an easy drive from Windhoek.

A good viewing area enables you to see some game from the main lodge though some of the species, white blesbok, grey springbok made somewhat unusual viewing . In one of the camp's other large fenced areas ,we had a very enjoyable evening game drive.

A good spot to break up the journey to/from Etosha or the Caprivi.

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 13-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Set high benchmark.

Excellent management and facilities.

Staff unfailingly friendly and food first class.

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Mrs. I and Family - Keston
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge

A really lovely place. Good food, lovely views over waterhole, friendly and welcoming staff.

The game drive was wonderful, very close up view of rhinos including a baby. Guide very informative.

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Mr T & Ms J - Kincardineshire, Scotland
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

What a place most beautiful rooms and public areas. Welcoming and efficient staff. Beautifully presented meals with veggie option.

Not so sure about animals from other areas there, perhaps this is influenced by having just come from Etosha. We used this stop as a rest time and did very little other than a swim. Nice pool. A great place to chill out.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Co. Cork, Ireland
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great scenery

The lodge was very new with views of game from the deck. However some of the game were not indigenous to Namibia, did we really need to have camels to look at?

Activities include a walking trail and game drive in adjacent game reserve with stunning views of White Rhino's. The lodge also had a flowering Jacaranda tree - beautiful

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Ms M & Mr G from Surrey
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

We really liked the place. The managers are lovely and friendly, making our stay welcome. It was nice ending of our trip before catching the flight back home. Was sad to leave there!

Our room was lovely - very comfortable and homely.

Food was excellent. We enjoyed our dinners there because of the surroundings.

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Mrs & Mr S - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

A very comfortable, convenient place to stop after Etosha and on the way back to the airport. Our room was lovely. If you stop two nights, as we did, you are put into one of the thatched detached little houses, which was very nice.

Food here is excellent and staff friendly and helpful. A visit to the Cheetah Conservation Centre was worthwile.

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Damara Dik Dik Family - Kent
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Modern lodge - efficient and friendly

This was our last place. Having had the wonderful locations of all the other lodges, this was the least scenically located in some ways. But we had been spoilt! We were very warmly welcomed by the very courteous owners - a young and dedicated couple with a small child to look after too.

The staff were all delightful and spoilt my husband on his birthday morning with flowers, candles and a birthday note at breakfast - our last day! The rooms were very clean, big ,airy and modern and although lacking the individual charms of other lodges, they were of a very high standard. Our three sons did watch some TV , for example, having not done so for weeks! But the Olympics were still on!! They were modern rooms in the sense of having the mod-cons! I guess they felt more European than African in some ways.

Views out to the game area were great from a huge deck. One felt slightly that the imported animals eg camels and a few from S, Africa, made it more zoo-like. I think, because we arrived after a lot of travelling and having seen very wild parts of the country, it all seemed more tame and controlled than other places. But we took a lovely walk around the nearby hills on the owner's very good instructions, and got back to the feeling of wild bush again! We didn't take a guided ride anywhere with the lodge as we had done that elsewhere and we were spending one day at the Cheetah Conservation Fund ourselves. By now, we also had to watch how much we were spending!!!

However, we were very impressed by the owners' attentiveness to our needs and it was easy to discuss options with them and they were most helpful. As my husband said, it was a great place to stay in en route back to Windhoek, not too far off the beaten track, and yet still with views from the deck out to bush. I think I hankered for the offbeat, quirkier style of some of the other places, but that is a totally individual thing.

I loved Frans Indongo's big fireplace and big deck and we got talking to staff who also sang one night which was lovely. Good feeling amongst the female staff and this reflects well upon the German/Namibian young couple who clearly work so hard to run the lodge. We would like to praise them all. Very well run and when the electricity went down, the owners were so kind and apologetic and it really didn't matter to us. I felt for the kitchen staff! Thank-you for all you did for us. Astrid, the wife in the owner-team, couldn't have been more thoughtful in wrapping up presents individually for my husband's birthday. Her husband was very helpful all the time and extremely organised in everything. We wish them well and their family.

Visit to Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) - Stephen was our guide for the morning and he proved to be a charming, informative and quietly spoken man. His wife cooked our delicious lunch and they treated us like royalty. Once again, we couldn't get over how well we were looked after. We met the owner too and perhaps we represent only a handful of tourists taking this Bellebeno Safari - it IS expensive after all!! Saw cheetah very close and had private tour. If you don't do this tour, not sure how close you will get to cheetah, except for the ones in the penned area next tot he centre. So you need to spend on this trip to make the long drive there worth it.

Stephen's wife and Stephen were so kind and we all got welll, exchanging information about our respective countries. Very well run centre and the museum is excellent. But to go all that way just to see cheetah fed or to watch them run, would be pointless I feel,. Need to splash out on a tour having got all that way. Interesting to know that dogs are now used to prevent cheetah attacks on herds of goat/sheep. We learnt a lot that day.

Staying at Frans Indongo made it really good to get to. Again, boys won't forget this one.

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Meerkats from Thame - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Frans Indongo Lodge review

Frans Indongo was pure luxury and a real treat.

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