Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Reviews of Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Good(85%) From 29 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 29 of our travellers who have visited Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr W from Michigan, USA
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Fantastic

Of course I arrived there late. I signed up for the bushmen rock art tour and the desert elephant tour. Both were fantastic. It was actually the Bushmen and rock art that led me to Namibia. My original plan was to go to Kruger Park in South Africa and film wildlife.

A guide was on holiday so the manager drove us. Great guy, friendly and knowledgeable. He told me that their choir/staff was award winning and one of the best around, they sang to us after dinner. I am an African American and found the cultural experience to be very enlightening and up lifting.

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Taylor family holiday - a month in Namibia
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Amazing stay at Twyfelfontein

This lodge was in a stunning location. You really can't see it until you are virtually there. It is sympathetically built near the rocks in a fairly remote area of desert. You have to walk through a split in some rocks to get to the reception! The road to the lodge is very bumpy and might be uncomfortable in a 2WD vehilcle

On arrival we were given two rooms, one at the front and one at the back of one of the accomodation blocks. At first I was slightly disappointed at having the room at the back as it only had a view of the rocks, and was quite dark. This however turned into a godsend as the room remained cool despite the intense heat. The room was clean and comfortable and fairly basic but it didn't matter as there are so many other lovely places to sit and relax at the lodge. All of the staff were delightful and a credit to the lodge. From cleaners to the reception staff to the guides, all were charming and welcoming. The food here was incredible. There was so much on offer and all displayed so wonderfully.

It was an excellent base from which to visit the Twyfelfontein rock carvings and there are several other things to visit nearby, all within easy driving distance. The main attraction however are the desert elephants. We saw them on a guided tour one evening from the camp and even more spectaculalry a herd of them trooped past the lodge the next morning. It was a stunning site and all the guests and staff came out to watch.

At night the stargazing was awesome as there is no light pollution. All in all a wonderful place to stay in the middle of nowhere!

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Mr D & Mrs J. from Dudley
Arrived on: 3-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Very helpful, the manager did all he could to make our stay enjoyable. I said we didn't have a very good view from our room and they moved us immediately to a room with an excellent view.

Would recommend a 2 day stay

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Ms T and Mr R from Bath
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

A bigger tourist lodge so not so personalised.

Good position with great views over desert.

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Ms O and friends from London
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Food:
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Very close to the rock engravings!

Very accomodating staff - arranged the desert elephant tour in the morning just for us.

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Dr M & Mrs S - Namibia in November
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Twyfelfontein Lodge

This was an interesting place, but our personal preference would be for something simpler.

The only negative comment is that there was far too much choice regarding food and it was a bit 'canteen' standard and probably lots of wastage. We stayed in places where there was little or no choice, but this was fine. However we were well treated and enjoyed all the things there were to see in the area.

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Ms G and Mr M from Spain
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Located in an amazing place.

The location is great. Good service, nice personnel and good food.

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Mr M & family - Cheshire
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
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Average
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Stunning lodge

We were very impressed by the lodge and it's accommodation but felt again perhaps too touristy for us as there were several coach companies . Although we would not like to have missed the rock drawings which were incredible and although the lodge staff were very pleasant we felt they didn't help with enough information as to the whereabouts to find them .

Our guide to see some elephants / sundowner was very friendly and informative . Listening to the choir in the evening was lovely .Again on reflection we would have only chosen to spend one night here.

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Mr & Mrs S - Ontario
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Twyfelfontein County Lodge-Disappointing Star

On arrival, we were directed to a motel type room on the left as you approach the Lodge, given a complimentary bottle of wine and told it was a great spot as you can drive up to the Lodge. It did not resemble the other accommodations on site. We were most disappointed when we saw the room and went back to reception saying we couldn't stay there, They relocated us to another room for the first night and then we were moved to a third room for the second night. We did call a representative from Wilderness Safaris, as we wondered if we were only paying the rate for that first offered room We also noted the floors were not clean.

It was all a bit unsettling. We tried not to let it over-shadow our visit to the surrounding area, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a drive into the desert to see the elephants .

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Mr C & Mrs V - Namibia fly-in
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Average
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Activities:
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Compared to other venues this lodge is best described as average. The rooms were basic , the towels etc had seen better days. Food overall was good with a very good breakfast selection. However as we do not know the relative cost of staying here compared to the other lodges so we may be judging this unfairly given the price.

The elephant safari was enjoyable but we got the impression that we drove around for almost 3 hours and happened to come across 3 elephants at the end. The guide was not very inspiring compared to others.

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