Huab Lodge

Reviews of Huab Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 17 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 17 of our travellers who have visited Huab Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs A from Hants
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Excellent lodge short on game

This was a very pleasant and hospitable lodge set in magnificent mountain and valley scenery. Unfortunately it was at the end of a long drive in along a dirt road which was at the limit of a small 2WD following heavy rain. The food was excellent with a choice of two main dishes and good but different wines provided with each meal.

The area was short of game apart from over six hundred oryx, although we were provided with the spectacle of a rock python attacking the lodge dog. There were at least four species of rare succulent plants growing in the grounds.

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Mr. & Mrs. W - Langley, Canada
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 5 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Huab is the Place to Relax and Enjoy Namibia

We chose Huab Lodge as the place we most wanted to stay for our 40ieth Wedding Anniversary based on our previous two enjoyable visits. We were not disappointed as Jan and Suzi and staff went out of their way to make it a very special event for us.

We really enjoyed the early morning walks with Jan as it is not often that you get the chance to travel on foot while on safari in Africa. The morning and afternoon drives kept us well occupied during the day. Game viewing includes animals such as zebra, kudu, oryx, and a wide variety of birds, but don't expect to see the abundant variety of wildlife seen in places like Etosha Park.

Huab is a great place to relax and enjoy being in Africa!

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 15-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Beautiful setting.

Can confirm approach road long and arduous for a small car.

Situation of hot water spring idyllic (sic).

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The Pangolin family from London
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Huab Lodge review

Spacious clean rooms, well laid out lapa, excellent food and good facilities. The management team were welcoming and good hosts with a great sense of humour.

The overall experience was let down by the quality of the guiding and the drives which compared poorly with our experience at other lodges.

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Expert Africa comments

We were very surprised by the comment about the guiding, and passed it to Huab – who were very straightforward; they didn’t try to make any excuses.

They explained that there is trainee guide at the lodge who doesn’t usually take guests out on his own; but in this case, he did. They have apologized to us, and assure us that they have “already taken steps to ensure that there will be no recurrence in future.”

The guiding at Huab is usually excellent – the owner, Jans, is one of Namibia’s top wildlife guides – and so we are confident that future guests won’t have cause for complaint about the standard of the guiding.

Mr P & Mrs C Leicestershire
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
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Huab Lodge review

I just can't fault Huab, the enthusiasm, knowledge and hospitality of Jan and Suzie coupled with the lodges location continue to make this one of the best lodges in Namibia

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Miss W & Mr A from Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Huab Lodge review

What a lovely place. The owners were very welcoming, there is a real sense of being in a place together with friends rather than a paying guest. Everyone was introduced and dinner and breakfast were eaten together. At dinner one feels like a guest of the owners, rather than a tourist.

The rooms are large with a fabulous view and you immediately feel at home. Huab isn't a great place for spotting game, but there is plenty to see including some game and numerous birds. Jan and the other guides are very informative without being overbearing and there is a lot you can learn from them.

A good introduction to the more northern parts of Namibia before reaching the more vibrant game in Etosha.

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Mr & Mrs D
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Huab Lodge review

This was another memorable place. everything was brilliant and the wine certainly flowed freely (literally and metaphorically)

We were looked after very well by all staff but especially Hermann and Joop.

If there was a criticism it is the relative paucicity of game.

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