Grootberg Lodge

Reviews of Grootberg Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 46 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 46 of our travellers who have visited Grootberg Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs S - Godstone
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

We made a mistake not staying at this lodge for one night, it should have been at least two just to enjoy the vista.

The staff were alway pleased to help and nothing was too much trouble. Great place to stay

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For more detailed comments, these travellers have created a great travelogue of their experience, which can be viewed here and there’s a gallery of great pictures here.

Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

Unbelievable view. Very friendly staff.

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Mr K & Ms C from New Jersey
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

Grootberg Lodge is in a stunning location and the rooms have an incredible view. We went on a drive to find rhino, but we could not find them. Our guides were great and they found fresh tracks - but the mother rhino and her calf managed to give us the slip.

We did see two leopard, several giraffe, an African wildcat, and many other animals - it was a really great experience despite not seeing a rhino. We also went on a Himba trip which was very interesting and again our guides were great.

We are vegetarians and were served excellent meals on both night of our stay.

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Mr J & Ms J - Devon
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic location of lodge

This lodge is run for the benefit of the community and we were therefore surprised that it was so expensive. We were only able to do a short walk unaccompanied from the lodge and all the other activities are very expensive, even the short guided walk. There is not a lot else to do there and clients should be aware of this when booking. We did the rhino tracking day, which was good, although we didn't actually see any. The pathways around the lodge are very uneven and the steps up to our chalet were very narrow and I thought quite dangerous, especially as there was a steep drop off. The towels were tired, though the lodge has only been open a few years. The situation of the lodge is fantastic.

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Mr & Mrs F - Brazil
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

Astonishing views. Nice rooms, excellent shower. No matter how the food or the service is, and they were very good, it is worth the visit.

Wonderful landscape!

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

You stay here for the view! We took lovely walks, both with and without a guide, Nice rooms and welcoming staff. We were a bit surprised to find a group of staff hanging around the front door smoking and ignoring Mike lugging cases to our car. Even the management appeared to spend their days smoking on the verandah!
It didn't spoil our enjoyment of the place though.

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Mr J & Mrs V and Mr R & Ms C - Luton
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The terrifying 4x4 climb is worth it

This place will take your breath away, both in the 4x4 climb up the mountain side and the view you will experience when there.

Once again the staff could not have been more helpfull and friendly.

Beautiful Lodge building with such a nice atmosphere. It was here the staff 'choir' sang for us. Such good fun and entertaining.
The next morning our huts clung hung high on the valley rim wall while the clouds beneath us flooded the valley floor. A truly wonderful sight.

Take a dip in the swimming pool for the untimate photo opportunity: a true infinity pool.

Then came the drive back down...mmm

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Mr and Mrs H -Belgium
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Grootberg- views!

Great views over the canyon and a good place to stop for a rest after Etosha. We didn't do much here but that was why we came- for a relaxing time and to enjoy the views.

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Mr M & Mrs J - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 22-Dec-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Locally run lodge

We really enjoyed staying at a lodge run by the local people. The rooms have a fantastic view over the valley with a cool veranda to sit on. Inside, the shower and bathroom are a little small. The infinity pool was also a great treat in the heat of the day.

The trips available were very good, again finding desert elephant with great sensitivity. It would have been useful to know that the Himba were over a 2 hour drive away. However we were very impressed with how the camp have addressed the issues of tourists visiting the people and it felt beneficial to them as well as us - and not in the least forced.

The dancing and singing from the staff at one meal time was very entertaining

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Mr & Mrs S - Colorado
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

Outstanding setting overlooking the Klip River Valley. The really outstanding part of our stay there were the activities and our guide: Elephant tracking, Klip River drive and the Himba trip. We were fortunate to have Desi as our guide on all three trips. Desi is a wealth of knowledge on the area, particularly the birds. He not only can tell you about nature, but also about the local people and their communities and their life in this somewhat harsh environment.

We felt the entire staff had the utmost concern about pleasing the guests, and they did.

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